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  • JGR Blue Heron - Learn some valuable lessons

    Finished this after getting back from Judy's 1st Intermediate class and learned two valuable lessons.

    I got some Blue Pine from an internet dealer. As the shaping continued, all the blue went away and now he is a Grey Heron.

    Lesson 1 -- If you're serious about the color of the wood, don't go by internet pictures.

    Lesson 2 -- What you see on the surface of the board isn't what you see after sanding most of the board away.

    So my blue heron went to the dark side - but that's OK - there we have cookies
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    The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

  • #2
    Blue Herons always look gray to me! Great Job! Turned out very nice. Superb cutting... did you learn that from Judy's class?
    Jerry
    Life's funny if you laugh at it!

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    • #3
      I think you did a bang up job.
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        The finish you use will also impact the color.
        You did a fine job with it.
        Rolf
        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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        • #5
          Very, very nice!
          DeWalt 788

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          • #6
            Good job. And funny post too!
            Keith

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            • #7
              I'm having a hard time figuring out the mistakes. Your heron looks great to me!
              -- Rick --

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              • #8
                I love it. You gave me a great idea of what to do with that grey maple that I have sitting around waiting for the perfect project. Don't tell anyone that it was supposed to be blue and they will never know.
                Tammy

                Pressure makes diamonds

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                • #9
                  I love that pattern...on my list of 'to do's'. Great work on your heron.!!!

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                  • #10
                    Nice work.
                    Fran

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                    • #11
                      Blue -Grey either way it turned out wonderful.
                      Pat...

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                      • #12
                        I love it! It reminds me of the heron I look for everyday on my way to work!
                        Tammy

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