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One hundred and ninety Halfmoon Bay School students will each paint an animal shape for the "Cultural Connect" project. The shapes will be displayed on school fences.
The SWG has volunteered to cut the shapes from Rona supplied plywood. Ron Johnson is the point of contact. Please give him a hand, nominally 20 pieces per helper!
Tom Hourigan and Ron Johnson would like to thank all 15 wood crafters who completed 203 animal images for a Cultural Connection Project for the Halfmoon Bay Community School. Each cutout will be painted by one of their students and all of them will be mounted on two chain-link fences. Each final animal represents a connection to all the others regardless of race, gender, or religion.
Rona Coast Builders donated the wood, 4 sheets of good one sided fir plywood.
The shapes have been delivered to the school.
Job well done!
maple burl transformation
A large maple tree came down and the owner, Merv Hunter, offered us the wood. The harvest will be distributed to members who will turn it into beautiful green and distant future projects.
The tree is burly and massive. It has a hollow core all the way up the the major branches.
Here's a load of sections. Some are best for bowls, others for flat slabs.
After squaring up a section, the end facing the rotten core might make a nice end table
a burl section cut into two inch slabs
it has a marvelous pattern of burl angst
a lower trunk set of book matched slabs
another lower trunk set of book matched slabs
the bark peels off pretty easilywhile the wood is green. I used a 3/8" chisel to peel away the easy parts and whittle away at the more difficult
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