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PARABOLIC DESIGN #4: I finally made it!

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 03-07-2011 05:05 PM 3018 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is now the final cut of the 7 point parabolic design:

I am not considering this finished… what about the sides? Thinking that 4 sides that has to be made into a box.. Probably, I just wait for somebody who could do this dream to be a reality. At least, I am happy now that I have created this design into flesh.

Are there any suggestions from anyone to make a side out of plain wood. What about a candle tray (Sheila is expert on this)? I just put a simple bowl in the middle then it will be alright… Or just a simple cutting board…

Anyway thanks and I let it stay for a while.

-- Bert



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 05:13 PM

Seeing this done in all its glory, I wouldn’t want to put anything on it, Bert! it is really beautiful. All I can come up with at the spur of the moment would be perhaps a serving tray, with compound mitered sides to it. That way you could put a thin piece of glass over it to protect it from damage. But I am not even sure about that. It is really beautiful and deserves to be displayed. Perhaps a complimentary scrolled design on the four sides of a box would also be nice. Still thinking . . . .

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 05:34 PM

Thanks Sheila..
Actually, I have prepared already mitered border of black Philippines ebony and a ring for the center.. but I am still thinking to put something else like a curve border design so as to allow the illusion as the first priority in looking at it. I tried with a border however the ellipse is no longer bulging to the top and bottom when you view it. As you see, it seems the board is not really a rectangle but it is actually is.

I never tried yet, but just right now.. what about a tray with the fence (side) being tapering meaning the fence will not be right angle to the board but rather 100 degrees or more.. and the side fence will also be parquetry. I will try with sketch up. I have still some materials of same quality that are already laminated and ready for cutting… Oh my mind of imagination is working again… that is now the twist that sometimes the plan changes…

-- Bert

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 05:37 PM

I suppose that is what I meant by compound mitered sides of the tray – that they would be angled outward and not at 90 degrees to the bottom. I think that would somewhat frame the beautiful work nicely. As you said though, you would need to be careful as to what you put on it so it wouldn’t detract from the design. Keep us posted as to what you decide. I will love to see the outcome.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 05:44 PM

Sheila, You really are good in design and I like your suggestion… I used tapering but outward is much easier to understand… thanks. I would respect others opinion and suggestions too…. I just wait, anyway I can only have the chance to work on this this coming weekend.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 07:32 PM

Congratulations, Bert. What a challenge you have taken on and you have been completely successful. However you finish this, with your creativity it will be amazing…. It already is.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 08:00 PM

Bert, this is a major accomplishment on its own. I’d just frame it and hang it on a wall. That way you can enjoy it now and one day, if you decide to do something else with it, you can take it down and incorporate it into whatever you desire.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 03-07-2011 08:39 PM

Martyn, do you see what a bad influence you have been?lol Bert, I’ll bet you need a vacation after this one. lol It is amazing how you, Bert, Martyn and others, thrive on these designs. Way above my bar at the moment.

Bert, maybe you could make this the doors to Agnes new jewelry box. Then you can rest while you make the money to fill it for her. lol Great work my friend.

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#8 posted 03-07-2011 10:21 PM

‘At the moment’, Rand.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#9 posted 03-07-2011 11:45 PM

To you Buddies,
When you are around, I grin and smile of what I have done. Seriously, if you make more, there should be still uniqueness in it. That is the reason of having to dream and think of your friends.
Thanks and God Bless,

-- Bert

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#10 posted 03-08-2011 02:21 AM

You already know it is spectacular. All I can suggest is as Martyn said, hold on to it and something more amazing will come to you. You will wake up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat and have figured it out. You work as always is inspiring and methodical. Enjoy your piece of art and don’t feel that it has to change to be anything but incredible.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#11 posted 03-08-2011 02:41 AM

Congratulations Bert on your accomplishment. I’ve been following this blog and everytime i can imagine the dedication your put on this one. This is something that i can not duplicate in the near future. Keep it up Bert.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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