Live edge sculpture stands

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Project by Arthouse posted 09-10-2014 10:53 AM 1929 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a referral I got from another art gallery in town. I had made some similar ones for a collector of Indian bronzes so they referred to another large indian bronze collector who wanted a natural looking stand. I first started with several slabs of 2 1/2’‘thick Texas walnut I have cut from neighbors hilltop ranches. I then ordered 10/4 walnut to get a 2 1/4’‘x 2 1/4 thick bottom leg. I then cut all twenty eight legs two in case others didn’t work out. After I milled all the leg parts I then cut a taper on the legs from 2 1/4 down to 1 1/4’’ . One trick is I jointed a 1/16 off each side after the table saw to mill smooth the saw marks. I then turned a round tenon three inches long on all the legs to fit a 1 1/4’’ angled hole in the walnut slab tops. I then cut a V cut for the tenon on my bandsaw in the turned round legs. The bottoms of the legs were then cut with a compound cut on the chop saw and glued and clamped them down. They really turned out nice and strong. When they were installed they were installed sequentially looking like the slab I cut them from. If you notice the purple flake that only comes out of Texas walnut especially the crotch area you will see why it is my favorite wood to use . It’s a wood dreams were made of . All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 02:16 PM

Your are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your work.

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 02:51 PM

Unique stands ,nice job.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 06:17 PM

Very COOL display stands…

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 09:20 PM

these are really nice, i hope you sell all that goes on them.

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 11:51 PM

Great looking display stands! That Texas walnut is really nice looking!

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#6 posted 09-11-2014 06:57 PM

Nice job on the stands!!..............Jim

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#7 posted 09-12-2014 03:24 AM

These are great I love em

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

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