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Project by horky posted 08-16-2014 12:15 PM 1073 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this scrap piece of spalted poplar

and a small piece of walnut. So with some cutting, routing, sanding and gluing, I made one of these. Finish is spray lacquer .. which stinks to high heaven when applying. Fun little project. I am sure I’ll be making more. Thanks for looking.





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 12:48 PM

That is a great piece of work….I assume that you cut the ribbon curls with a scroll saw?

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 12:50 PM

Redoak, you are spot on. Scroll saw makes for fast work and a pretty smooth finish.

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 03:00 PM

Wish I had a scrap piece thaty big!!!!
Tnx for posting
nicely done.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 04:28 PM

That spalted poplar, and of course, your work really touches that box off. Thanks for showing.

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 08-16-2014 06:05 PM

Very nicely done!

Good plan, Good IDEA

Good Work

Somebody should love it!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 08-16-2014 08:36 PM

Beautifully done, horky! Any words of wisdom regarding the spray lacquer and evenly finishing the bow? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 08-16-2014 09:20 PM

a gorgeous piece! always great when you can find some beautiful spalted lumber to play with…

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#8 posted 08-17-2014 12:02 AM

Wow! What a gorgeous piece!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#9 posted 08-17-2014 03:47 AM

Great looking box. What size did you make it?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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horky

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#10 posted 08-17-2014 12:15 PM

thanks to all. the box is 6” x 6” x 4” H. When spraying the lacquer, I did not worry about really getting inside the bow pieces or under the curved part of the ribbon. Seemed like the over spray did what it needed to do to give sufficient coverage. I focused on keeping the very visual parts evenly coated. Again, all the curved parts were cut with a jig saw, no wood bending was involved.

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