and then it becomes....... #9: interior arch and columns

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 01-10-2009 08:47 PM 1873 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well here I am again. Joy to the world. LOL. I am working on the interior of the box and here is where it stands. The parts you see in the pictures are NOT attached in any fashion, in fact I have a piece of scrap pine holding up the back of the shelf that sits on the arch. There will be additions added that will hold this up, but ssshhhhh it’s a secret!
I turned the columns out of wenge to match the handle and the base. Instead of turning a piece and then cutting it in half I took two halves and screwed them together. Turned the column and then unscrewed it. Wha La. I had two columns. I just had to cut the ends off and sand.
The door is obviously maple. And that is the major carving work will take place. I plan on starting that today, and expect it to take a few weeks. So please be patient.
The main point of this blog is the carving on the arch. I drew the flowers and the butterfly free hand basing the design off of the door. Carving padauk turned out to be a little challenging but I enjoyed it. Odie had posted a topic at one point discussing why people don’t put diminsions on their project descriptions, and recommended to at least put a dollar bill next to it. So since I only have a dime to my name that’s what I put there. LOL This should give you a good idea of how small the flowers and butterflies actually are.
Again, everything is just sitting there and will probably fall out if touched the wrong way. I just wanted to get some pics to everyone that is tagging along on this adventure, if anything to show that I am actually working on it still. ;-)
All criticism is welcome.

Pic shown with door
Pic without door (notice the pine holding the shelf up)
Pic of wenge column
Pic of column supporting arch and carving with dime
Close up of carving with dime
Pic of Right carving
Pic of Left carving with flash. It’s amazing how the flash makes the wood look so red.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 01-10-2009 09:23 PM

Looking good. Keep busy and keep us posted.

-- 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 †

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#2 posted 01-10-2009 10:15 PM

Great looking piece. Can’t wait to see it completed.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 01-11-2009 12:51 AM

Excellent carving Keith.

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

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#4 posted 01-11-2009 01:10 AM

Really coming along, Keith

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-11-2009 08:41 AM


This is going to be exquisite! Amazing how the small projects can take longer then the big ones. And be more complicated.

Imagine having to put a dollar value on this, based on time!

Beautiful work;


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-11-2009 08:44 AM

Reminds me of the good old days when I had a boat.

I think flounder was costing about $ 150.00 a pound, and tuna fish was averaging at about $800.00 a pound.

Imagine my surprise when I found out I could buy it at the super market. And considerably cheaper, and I didn’t have to wash the boat!



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 01-14-2009 05:34 AM

Nice work. I love the columns and the carvings. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 07:34 AM

You are truly an artist ! This is beautiful : )

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

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