OK....If my friend Graeme misunderstood...I better straighten it out.
First pic is not what I carved this from.
I did the whole project without taking a pic until it was finished..so first pic was of it completed, so I did the spoof for fun as if it just Happened
That first pic IS a piece of firewood from the pile at Libbys Camp(fly fishing), and I've been working on it for a "Buddha Cave 20" 3D carving on side shown(it was the first firewood pic I came across)
Seeing as you guys will be seeing that piece, IF I ever carve it...just thought I'd straighten that out(prep work is almost done).
Judy's piece was from some Birdseye that's been in the rafters 20+years....and had a friend drag a couple down.
THIS piece was so Twisted/Warped/cupped...Atlantic Hardwood refused to run it through their planer
I had to cut it into three 2' sections, and 2 6"sections just so I could S2S it on Desktop...and as this was a rush job(Judy's "Celebration of Life" is tomorrow)...
I was looking for a piece ready to go.
A Walnut Branch was first pick....but work area was just too small(and didn't know how her kids felt about bark and live edge), so grabbed one of the 6X5X1.45" Birdseye S2S pieces,
and proceeded to belt, RO, and hand sand to what you see.
DANG....I was hoping somebody would look gullible enough to buy my voting shares of the Brooklyn Bridge
Not many fools in this forum!!
Sorry for any confusion, BUT glad if it brought any smiles from my warped/twisted/cupped sense of humor