Mosaic in Wood #3: Louis Cubes Lazy Susan

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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 10-27-2014 12:19 AM 2236 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third Lazy Susan using the Mosaic in Wood technique inspired by Robin Tucker (Woodmosaic). This one is 292 individual hand cut pieces of Hickory, Mohogany, and Satinwood arranged in the classic Louis Cubes three dimensional pattern. The finish is oil based poly, sanded between coats and up to 4000 grit for the top coat.The veneers are shop cut and about 1/8” thick.

Approximately 12” in diameter and 1.5” high, it spins effortlessly on triangle ball bearings. I made this short video to show how the chattoyance of the wood reflects sunlight differently as it spins. I rather like it.

This piece will be for sale shortly in the Brookfield Craft Center Gallery shop for their upcoming annual sale. Check out their wonderful facility here.

Thanks for looking, and feedback is always appreciated.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 12:42 AM

Nice one Mat. Those cubes never get old. Such a great illusion.
Love the video, ain’t wood grand?

Good luck at the sale.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 10-27-2014 01:49 AM

Wonderful work, just amazing what you can do with wood!

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 10-27-2014 02:47 AM

Nice! Great execution on a complicated pattern.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 10-27-2014 04:10 AM

I like it Mat. I have tried similar designs and they are not as easy as one might think. Enjoyed the video. Glad it was short. Much longer and I would get motion sickness. :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 10-27-2014 09:12 AM

A beauty Mathew. I like the way you handled the transition on the corners, not an easy problem to solve.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-27-2014 10:15 AM

Looking good Matt. Great job on the wrap around edging….


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#7 posted 10-27-2014 01:34 PM

Thanks guys. John you are right, it can give you vertigo if you look at it just right :)

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#8 posted 10-27-2014 09:41 PM

That is truly an impeccable wood work. Awesome pattern and wood choice.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 10-28-2014 10:22 AM

Beautiful pattern, even more beutiful overal shape – verry nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-28-2014 01:34 PM

Nedeljko, very attractive!


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#11 posted 10-28-2014 11:56 PM

that’s pretty cool

-- knots and cracks are a good thing if you let them be!

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#12 posted 01-03-2015 07:31 AM

wow, painstaking work there man! great job!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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