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Project by KnickKnack posted 09-08-2014 11:58 AM 1388 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just another bit of craziness really.

I’ve had the book-matched end-grain, rottestone highlighted, fumed and then partially sanded out, tapered-ash-centred, piece for several months now.
And I’ve had the bookmatched Jatobá “back-plate” for about a year.
And I was sitting staring at various pieces of wood on my desk, and this popped into my head.
Since there wasn’t really a design, just an idea, the “back-plate” has ended up the wrong way around with the “perfect” bookmatch on the back – the “hopper”, if you will, was going to entirely different and then I’d have wanted it that way around.
Creating the tight angles was a challenge.
Then I realised that there wasn’t going to be much contrast between the “hopper” and the “back-plate” – and why would there be – they’re the same species of wood! Although, in my defence, from a different board. I guess a “proper” woodworker would have made the hopper again, probably from ash, but, well, what can I say – it took me 2 days to make it as it was, and I didn’t want to. So I tried to create some additional contrast with rottentone grain highlighting (see picture 2). Close up it looks cool, but it’s not much of an effect from afar.
Just to add complexity I added a sliver of walnut veneer when I joined the hopper pieces together.

This is another one of those piece of mine where I think it’s going to be Great, but at the end I just sigh – somewhere in there was, I think, an idea for a “Great” piece, but I just didn’t manage to nail it.
If at first you don’t succeed, make something else – so that’s what I’m going to do.

70mm x 100mm x 130mm high.
Ash, Jatobá, oak, walnut sliver.
Finished with Danish Oil.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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danoaz

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 12:19 PM

I think it is great that you find a design out of almost random pieces. Nice wood grain and color. Good balance.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 01:50 PM

Well…..nice work.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 05:16 PM

It is you! Next piece should use the non analytical side of your brain and see what happens? LOL! :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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KnickKnack

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 06:32 PM

Next piece should use the non analytical side of your brain and see what happens? LOL! :<)
- DocSavage45

I try and I try – but “why?” and “what if?” just keep gnawing at my ankles the whole time.
”Have a drink”, I hear you say – that only makes it worse – trust me, I’ve tried.

(I’m talking about whilst designingnever use tools after you’ve drunk anything – here endeth the warning)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 06:42 PM

No drinking, “No talking” “Just Playing”. I’m quoting a 6 year old client. LOL! I told him I will follow his advice.

Have you read the book “Drawing on the right side of the Brain?” Might be better than drinking? I’ts a whole other reality.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 06:43 PM

Besides drinking is only a temporary and damaging solution. Been there and done that. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 07:23 PM

Cool! I definitely like it—reminds me of a project from art class, only much better because it’s in wood.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Roger

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#8 posted 09-08-2014 10:50 PM

I think it’s a gr8 piece o art.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 09-09-2014 06:26 PM

I dig it!!! I love the abnormal designs of anything… this is at the top love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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