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This was just a test piece to make sure my file on the CNC was correct, so I grabbed some 1/2" BB before running this on more expensive Maple. Now that I have cut and finished it I may not make another one, not sure yet. I'll give this one to a friend who's on the front line fighting the virus.

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David, I have never seen the hearts on barbed wire before, what does that signify if I may ask?
Herb Good job ,looks great. What size is it?
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I don't think it's supposed to be barbed wire. It looks like the EKG readout to me.

This is a really great piece!
 

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David that is a really nice looking.

If it were my project and I decided to cut another one I would re-size the caduceus to extend the bottom down into just below the next white strip. That would help showcase the caduceus. Of course, that is just my personal opinion.

I would also use 1/2" BB again because I really like the look you achieved.
 
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David that is a really nice looking.

If it were my project and I decided to cut another one I would re-size the caduceus to extend the bottom down into just below the next white strip. That would help showcase the caduceus. Of course, that is just my personal opinion.

I would also use 1/2" BB again because I really like the look you achieved.
Thanks, Mike! Is that what it's called? I read 'Medicus' on a couple of sites and it showed that symbol so I thought it was correct. Now I know in case I do another one. Medical guy I am NOT! LOL!

The file came from one of the CNC groups on FB if I recall and they guy who drew it asked that it be given away if you use his design. So I will honor that even if I modify it somewhat, and I agree with your assessment of the resize.

If I were to do another in BB I would actually cut a piece where the grain runs horizontal instead of vertical like this scrap piece. It does have a somewhat rustic look that I like. And it doesn't take very long; I started it at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and it was completely finished when Sandy got home at 4:45 - finish and all.

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Yes I like that rustic look. It almost looks like old parchment.
 
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In reality the medical simbol is the Rod of Asclepius not the Caduceus.

The confusion starts with the use of Caduceus and Rod of Asclepius. The Caduceus is a symbol of Hermes or Mercury in Greek and Roman mythology. Caduceus symbol is identified with thieves, merchants, and messengers, and Mercury is said to be a patron of thieves and outlaws, not a desirable protector of physicians.[8] The symbol originated when Mercury once attempted to stop a fight between two snakes by throwing his rod at them, whereupon they twined themselves around the rod, and the symbol was born.[2,8,9] The Rod of Asclepius belongs to Aesculapius, who was the revered Greek God of healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4439707/ :nerd:
 

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This was just a test piece to make sure my file on the CNC was correct, so I grabbed some 1/2" BB before running this on more expensive Maple. Now that I have cut and finished it I may not make another one, not sure yet. I'll give this one to a friend who's on the front line fighting the virus.

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BTW thats a VERY GOOD action for my colleagues who are on the front line. :smile: and that piece of wood is AMAZING!! Id like to have one.
 

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BTW thats a VERY GOOD action for my colleagues who are on the front line. :smile: and that piece of wood is AMAZING!! Id like to have one.
Thanks! Just gave it to him. He is the manager at a clinic that has a drive-through service and was the first in our area to put that into place. The good thing about that is I can drive up, tell him it's in the back seat, and drive off - :grin:

Thanks for the explanation of the symbol, Joe. I'll stick to woodworking and leave the medical stuff to you pros and the great job y'all do!

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In reality the medical simbol is the Rod of Asclepius not the Caduceus.

The confusion starts with the use of Caduceus and Rod of Asclepius. The Caduceus is a symbol of Hermes or Mercury in Greek and Roman mythology. Caduceus symbol is identified with thieves, merchants, and messengers, and Mercury is said to be a patron of thieves and outlaws, not a desirable protector of physicians.[8] The symbol originated when Mercury once attempted to stop a fight between two snakes by throwing his rod at them, whereupon they twined themselves around the rod, and the symbol was born.[2,8,9] The Rod of Asclepius belongs to Aesculapius, who was the revered Greek God of healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4439707/ :nerd:
This is from the article you linked ...
 

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