Burnt leaf bowl

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mrmfwilson
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Burnt leaf bowl

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I may have posted one of these before. I take cut offs of the 2x10 and 2x12 pine from the construction sites in our neighborhood. Trying to save the world I guess. It's incredible to me how much lumber and other usable material is getting thrown away from housing development. This one I modeled in Sketchup and used an stl in Vcarve. The original model is stretched horizontally. Originally I made them from Cut 3D files before you could import stls into Vcarve. It's about 8 x 18" cut from a 2x10. It has varying thicknesses that make it somewhat of a challenge to burn but the texture is amazing. I scrape the burnt surfaces off with a steel brush. Although I've recently found that a wet rag works best. The soft part of the grain is removed and the harder parts form a really unique texture. Sold a few of these and people love them. Fun experiments.
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I don't quite get what you carved out of 2X material. The top material looks like lacewood. Did you cut it out to inset the Leaf carving?

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I’m in the same boat. More photos please! As that old Louisiana guy said, “There’s an optical colusion going on here!” 😃
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The leaf is carved from the 2x. It is sitting on a lace wood and walnut table that I built a while ago. Thought the table made a nice contrasting background.
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So its a 2 sided carve?
Very nice work.
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Yes it is a two sided carving. I never notice the optical illusion that the picture has. It is one of those inside/outside illusions.
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