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and then it becomes....... #8: Completed Door

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 12-31-2008 11:37 PM 906 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it’s been a while since I started the marquetry on the door. It’s now complete, well at least getting in all the pieces. I have to sand everything and fit the door to the cabinet. I am undecided if I want to use a pore filler on this because the padauk is so porous. I will admit to you right now that not every fit is perfect. After countless hours holding a knife fatigue sets in followed by some sloppiness. I try my best to stop working on it at that point but after a few months I was needing it done. So here it sits, unfilled and unfinished. I think I managed to keep the fits relatively tight with my method and I’m positive that with more experience the small gaps will fade.
In the last few blogs I mention the Mysterious….. The fairy is very mysterious as she is the begining of a story of lust and jealousy. As behind the closed doors is….......
Enjoy
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And the Mysterious Fairy (I still need to add her eye)
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-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~



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Karson

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 12:46 AM

Great Job. It looks like a great fit fo the parts. I keep trying to point people to pumice as a wood filler.

You might try it on some sample pieces and see if it would work for you.

-- 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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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 02:12 AM

KWW, this is the stuff (comment tempered for family focused forum)! Excellent.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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TheCaver

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 03:14 AM

Excellent work! Once you get some finish on it and level it, noone will notice any gaps…..Trust me ;)

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 03:18 AM

Very nice! I’m looking forward to seeing it finished. Great job Kolwdwrkr.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Richforever

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 10:05 PM

Fantastic! and very imaginative. What will the fairy do next?

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 01-02-2009 04:04 AM

Very clever work Keith.

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 01-02-2009 08:47 AM

That looks absolutely spectacular! Can’t wait to see it completely done!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 01-03-2009 03:55 PM

Hi kolwdwrkr’s;

Excellent workmanship! I know that fatigue you speak of.

The knife work is great. I doubt the gaps, (gaps, what gaps?), will be noticed.

I will admit I liked the fairy in the carving better, due to the attire, or lack thereof! LOL

You are a master!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 07:28 AM

Such nice detail work ….lookin’ good !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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