Lots of excellent work. I appreciate it. Now that the contest is over, I'll comment. Overlay set to 6 with dark brown accent scrubbed over this would have made this wood snap. Some light yellow-gold highlight would have also made it cup material. Play with those controls, you'll see what I mean http://www.freakingnews.com/Iron-Man-Made-of-Wood-Pictures-61823.asp
Great Work, Bardy. I Second what both DeadDog and Hitspinner said.
Photoshop this image of a wood chopping any way you wish. Some examples are: make the lumberjack chop different objects or perform some stunts, use this wood chopping image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
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Many thanks to danzman for providing the source photo.