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Thorsen Side Table Challenge #1 #1: Metamorphosis to come.

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 04-11-2007 10:36 PM 940 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This past week I was able to get a good start on this wonderful challenge of creativity and woodworking skills. This has taken plenty of design, thought and time up to this point. I’m not very good at this design thing. The legs are walnut and the aprons and stretchers are made of butternut. All the joints are mortis and tenons. Take a good look at this now because in the next set of pictures there will be a metamorphosis in this table.Thornsen side tablehttp://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/Carverrog/thornsonsidetable021.jpg

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"



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#1 posted 04-11-2007 10:47 PM

Butternut is the clue. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#2 posted 04-11-2007 10:49 PM

Maybe?

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#3 posted 04-11-2007 11:03 PM

hmmm butternut and basswood…. I’ve seen those two types of wood compared before ;)

I’m so excited. Before & After – here we come

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 12:09 AM

metamorphosis…so this is the larva

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#5 posted 04-12-2007 01:54 AM

admire all the smooth faces now… texture approaching!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 04-12-2007 03:24 AM

You people are just to much. LOL. I think you might be surprised at the next set of pictures. I’m waiting on something special to come and then I’ll post the pictures. Keep guessing.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#7 posted 04-12-2007 04:23 AM

He’s not going to butcher that wood with his crazy carvings is he?

Sorry, Rog, being one of your biggest fans, I just had to say that. ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 04-12-2007 06:32 AM

I just noticed that the “front” apron is recessed deeper than the other ones… You’re not going to carve that up, you’re going to add something!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 04-12-2007 11:29 AM

Good try scottb but not quite. It does have something to do with the legs though. Keep in mind this is to be a unique table. When you see what I do it might be a let down, I hope not.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#10 posted 04-12-2007 01:41 PM

Maybe you’ve got a couple beavers coming over and you’re going to let them “customize” it for you!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 04-12-2007 02:01 PM

Good going, a nice blend of wood. I can’t figure out how your going to get a Butterfly to pop out of it though.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 04-14-2007 07:44 AM

Nice table and I like the cross in the back ground, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 04-15-2007 04:01 AM

Rog. I missed this when it first came up. Looking great. I’m glad that you have found some time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#14 posted 04-15-2007 05:33 PM

Karson, as you can see in the background I am also working on my 2007 carving as I am working on this table. Things are a little bit cluttered right now.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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