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Large Flickering Lone Star Walnut table

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 10-25-2008 12:59 AM 2272 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this my “Large Flickering Lone Star” Walnut table. The pattern on the table is the “Lone Star” quilt pattern. The flickering part comes because I alternated light and dark wood, which gives it the illusion of movement. You can sometimes have a light headed feeling when you see it; it plays with your eyes. The table stands 30” tall and is 47” wide. There are over 6000 pieces on the entire table. The pieces are used over the edge and onto the pedestal and feet of the table. The table is finished in its natural color with 6 or 8 coats of varnish. After the varnish hardens for at least a month, I level it and buff it to a high shine. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.

The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the table from the center out. (1) “Pink Ivory” from South Africa, (2) “Gabon Ebony” from Africa, (3) “Tulipwood” from Brazil, (4) “Redwood Burl” from California, (5) “Sumac” from upstate New York, (6) “Monkey Pod Wood” from Hawaii, (7) “Kentucky Coffee” from Kentucky, (8) “Purpleheart” from Central or South America, (9) “Satinwood from Brazil, (10) “Chechem” from Mexico, (11) “Sycamore” from Missouri, (12) “Lacewood” from Australia, (13) “Oak” from Missouri, (14) “Wenge” from West Africa, (15) Birds Eye Maple” from Eastern US, (16) “Bloodwood” from South America, (17) “Zebrawood” from West Africa, (18) “Black Limba” from Africa, (19) “Tree Of Heaven” from US but native to China, (20) “Macassar Ebony” from the East Indies, (21) “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka, (22) “Smoke Tree”, (23) “Hackberry” and (24) “Walnut” from Missouri.

On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, dated it and put the number of the table. As with everything I make I can find flaws in each item, be it box or table. It’s not perfect but you’ll look a long time to find a prettier table.


Table Lg Flickering Star Wal 1

This next picture is a close up of in toward the center of the top;

Table Lg Flickering Star Wal Cen 2

Video

This video shows the ability of wood to reflect light according to the way the grain is going.

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 10-25-2008 01:56 AM

this is so wonderful… not only because of the amazing work and end result but also because your patterns remind me of the hundreds of quilts that my Mom has made over the years.

Magnificent work and the light effect is amazing.
Thank you for sharing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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trifern

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#2 posted 10-25-2008 02:56 AM

Beautiful table and execution. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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lew

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#3 posted 10-25-2008 03:09 AM

I Love It!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 10-25-2008 03:26 AM

your work is soooo amazing….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 10-25-2008 04:58 AM

Robin, your project pieces are amazing!...this one is no exception.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Miket

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#6 posted 10-25-2008 05:31 AM

Fantastic job! Too much work for me.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#7 posted 10-25-2008 06:08 AM

Beautiful Table!!! Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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dewoodwork

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#8 posted 10-25-2008 07:48 AM

That is one amazing table.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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Gary

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#9 posted 10-25-2008 10:20 PM

Fantastic stuff; I’m enthralled every time I see one of your pieces.
Thanks for sharing photos.
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Miket

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#10 posted 10-26-2008 01:01 AM

Amazing work. I like it.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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trifern

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#11 posted 10-26-2008 03:17 AM

This table is so majestic. The wood pattern is so intricate! Great job and super work. Thanks so much for sharing!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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sandhill

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#12 posted 12-03-2008 08:03 AM

You are a truly a master. Do you display any of your work in galleries?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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WoodMosaics

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#13 posted 12-03-2008 08:34 PM

To some, having their things in a gallery may be kind of an ego trip. To me they are just another consignment shop that doesn’t want to buy the item and then do their part to sell it, and they want to keep half of the money you want for it. I figure I don’t charge that much for my time as it is. If you try and make some of these items you will see what I mean. To most people, your time is worth nothing.

I put a fair price on my items and I don’t think it is honest to sell it to one person for one price and turn around and sell the same thing to someone else for half the price. I try and conduct my life by Yahweh’s law, and when I see in Deut 25:13-15 that we are not to have two weights or measures; I figure that means prices too. So if a gallery wanted to buy something and resell it for whatever they wanted to that is fine with me, I got what I wanted, and they done their work.

Yahweh’s laws are absolute for a purpose, mans laws change for the benefit of the few in power. That is why we are seeing a lot of people are now loosing everything they have worked for all of their life while others are getting obscenely wealthy. And we will see a lot more of it in the coming months. We live under a very evil economic system. I know that the way I want to do business is not the way it is done in the business world, so I don’t participate much in it. I have a product that is pretty, well made and inexpensive for what it is. And some people recognize it as such and buy it.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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