Double Step ala SPalm #2: The glue up.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-09-2010 11:26 PM 2037 reads 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the actual glue up..
Which by the way was a real bugger…
I used the standard two fixed and two loose cauls but had a lot of slippage …
I did manage to remember to take these of the board just out of clamps and on the TWC for flattening … using the 55 mm surfacing cutter bit in the router…..

These are after the board had been squared on the table saw… using the Incra Mitre express to square the ends…

Looking not too shabby…even with all the mistakes…

You don’t have to look too hard to see where the slippage is ….I think it adds character… lol

A little bit more burnishing with finer sand paper and several coats of mineral oil and it will be ready to post as a finished project…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 11:36 PM

That is one fine board, Larry.
The optical illusion is really apparent!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 11:46 PM

It hurts my eyes to look at that!

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#3 posted 12-09-2010 11:52 PM

Wow, really great job, Larry


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#4 posted 12-10-2010 12:05 AM

That board is eye-popping Larry!

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 12:36 AM


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#6 posted 12-10-2010 12:47 AM

Hey Big Fella,
Now that is really cool….sweet job.

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#7 posted 12-10-2010 01:22 AM


You”re making the rest of us look bad! ;)

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#8 posted 12-10-2010 01:54 AM

It’s a bugger fo sho.
I really wanted to see your gluing strategy. All those little points really like to slide around.

You done good, Larry.
Looks great.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 12-10-2010 02:04 AM

look’s like all the arrows
are pointing in the right direction to me

well done larry

have a cold one on me

‘ya done good

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#10 posted 12-10-2010 03:39 AM

You are indeed a slippery critter, as soon as you glance at it, the illusion carries your eye away. Dazzle them with design, baffle them with BS…........always works, Larry. I don’t think you slipped up the least little bit, your illusion has allowed you to escape criticism…..............better than double D…......that’s 3D….......(-:


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#11 posted 12-10-2010 04:24 AM

I am not going to even try to find any evidence of slippage – too much work! That is going to be a great looking board.

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#12 posted 12-10-2010 04:30 AM


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#13 posted 12-10-2010 04:37 AM

Man, Larry! Between you and Martyn, I can’t pass the eye charts at DMV. Do you guys ever think about what you are doing to our optic lobes? lol

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#14 posted 12-10-2010 06:00 AM

Nice work Larry

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#15 posted 12-10-2010 09:21 AM


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