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« on: September 16, 2014 07:53:42 AM »

I made this for bunny1kenobi for the IYP swap and now that she has received her package, I can show it off!



It's made out of Bloodwood for the red (this was a ton of fun to work with and makes some gorgeous red sawdust), the eyes are maple, and the rest of it is my favorite to work with cherry.



So trying to cut the pieces to a 1/4" wide is quite difficult. When I first pieced him together he kinda looked like a chipmunk. Also the edges were quite sharp once he was all glued together and I may have accidentally cut open my knee a bit (don't worry I fixed him so he won't bite anymore!)



After all the pieces were glued together, he required some planing, and then TONS of sanding and tung oil. The tung oil brings out the patterns of the wood so wonderfully!!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014 08:20:26 AM »

fantastic piece! it must have taken forever to cut all those bits
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014 08:21:54 AM »

This was a labor of love for sure!  It fascinates me to see wood things turn into something so lovely!

Thanks for the process steps...shows your craftsmanship in making this piece!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014 08:28:12 AM »

This is such a great idea, and so beautifully executed!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014 04:54:36 PM »

I nearly fell off my chair when I unwrapped this beauty!!  Sooooo far exceeded any expectation!  I cannot even imagine cutting all those little pieces of wood, making sure the grain was going the way I wanted, gluing it all, and I hate planing..... I'm so impressed!

Thank you BadWolf!!  It's such an amazing gift!  Anybody coming anywhere near this thing with a knife just might become my new knife block....  Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014 09:03:51 PM »

What a uniquely wonderful piece!
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014 12:35:22 AM »

Very creative.
I love the rich colors of the wood you used.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014 02:20:06 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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That is incredible!!!  What an amazing gift!
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014 04:34:47 PM »

Fantastic! And, the types of wood you chose are just perfect for the colors of Ironman! But, I agree with bunny1kenobi, it would be very hard for me to actually use it as a cutting board.

I was thinking of trying something like it (on a much simpler scale), but have no idea where to find the different types of wood. Do you order it online, or is from a local shop?
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