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

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 01-10-2009 08:47 PM 1720 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
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Pic without door (notice the pine holding the shelf up)
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Pic of wenge column
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Pic of column supporting arch and carving with dime
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Close up of carving with dime
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Pic of Right carving
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Pic of Left carving with flash. It’s amazing how the flash makes the wood look so red.
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Karson

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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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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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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Lee A. Jesberger

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

Wow;

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;

Lee

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

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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!

Doh!

Lee

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

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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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