Gracie lectern #6: Marquetry 1

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 05-30-2010 04:15 AM 1837 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After posting Sandy I was hard pressed to post here again. I didn’t think posting a funny project among “friends” was such a big deal but apparently some people just can’t have it. But that’s the kind of forum I have enjoyed for almost 2 years, and now with so many people, can’t.
Never the less, I started this project here and figure that I should, for my true buddies here, post the progress until the project is done. I will also post the Jewelry box Heidi carved the rose for, as she had mentioned us doing so.
This is the start to a sparring match between two fighters, and so far, has taken about 6 or so hours. I expect to have at least 18 more hours before completing this part of the project. Then it will be on to the finishing stages, which means a ton of sanding. It’s a shame there isn’t a little sanding fairy that takes care of that at night while we are all sound asleep. Maybe if I hadn’t have thrown away Sandy she would have taken care of that for me. LOL.

As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 04:29 AM

don’t let the trolls get to you ,
i guess this is one site they can strut in ,
without getting kicked out of .

your work is outstanding .

don’t stop now ,

keep on keeping on .

have a good ‘memorial’ .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 04:34 AM

It is looking good, I look forward to seeing the progress and the completed project.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 04:34 AM

Sorry I missed Sandy. sounds like it may have been mind expanding. Anyway, thanks for continuing to post here. There are some of us who would miss you if you went away. You do good work and I enjoy looking at it, even if it makes me a bit envious of your skill. Looking forward to seeing these fighters progress.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 06:17 AM

Hey Keith
Thanks for your support ,This is looking good I didn’t know you were into marquetry. Your so talented it seems you can do it all. I’m sorry if I missed Sandy’s post. You are a good guy don’t let the 1%ers get your down. We want to see you cool work so don’t don’t deprive us from seeing because of some undesirables.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 06:50 AM

I am still watching…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 08:06 AM

I thought Sandy was funny.
Hope my ‘take up drinking’ comment didn’t bend you the wrong way, not my intent:)
The skills involved in marquetry intrigue me so I will happily follow along here.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 09:27 AM

it´s looks good sofare from here
and I will look forward to follow
your progress on the project
can´t wait to the next installment
thank´s for sharing
and don´t stop posting none of you


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#8 posted 05-30-2010 01:20 PM

Hi there,
Happy you are here, and what a comeback!
I almost miss sandy, and she brought some people here to a closer relation, even some buddys was made after.
I think it’s important in a forum like this, that we sometimes take a little ‘fight’, and I think it’s wonderful when it ends out as a better and more tolerant place.
Think we all learned from Sandy, so she is kind of a legend.
So happy to see you,
beautiful project.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 05-31-2010 08:16 AM

Don’t let the critics get you down Keith. There’s plenty more that admire your work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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