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Project by rickf16 posted 2056 days ago 2347 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine saw this in the latest issue of Wood magazine and ask me to make it for him. The wood is padauk and curly maple. Finished with two coats of gloss poly. Delivering it today. We’ll see if he likes it!

-- Rick





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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 2056 days ago

Very Asian feel, I like that style and the combination of woods. I’m guessing this friend will like it more than they thought they would.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Rustic

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#2 posted 2056 days ago

That looks so good. I may make one for myself. I have that issue of Wood magazine.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Ben Griffith

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#3 posted 2056 days ago

That turned out great!
I’m getting ready to make a pile of these as Christmas presents using various combinations of curly maple, walnut, cherry, and oak. To speed up the shaping of the curved pieces I’m making up a set of templates to use with a flush trim bit on my router table. I’ll also be using the tenoning jig from the previous issue of Wood magazine.

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gjd

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#4 posted 2056 days ago

Nice looking project. I couldn’t make one for myself since Boone’s Farm and MD2020 wouldn’t look right on something that classy. Thanks for posting.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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closetguy

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#5 posted 2056 days ago

Very nice. That’s some serious figured maple.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 2056 days ago

Great job Rick. I really like the maple and the contrast with the padauk.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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rickf16

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#7 posted 2055 days ago

Thanks to all for the comments. The customer was very happy. Ben, I’d like to know how the templates work with figured wood.

-- Rick

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TraumaJacques

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#8 posted 2055 days ago

Great job… this is actually my next project it will be a late Christmas present for a good friend.Did you use the patterns? and if yes did you zoomed it at 200 like they said?

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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rickf16

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#9 posted 2055 days ago

Thanks Trauma. I had the patterns zoomed like they said, but make sure that whoever zooms them gets all of it. The people that did mine didn’t get the tenons on one end of the rails. I didn’t realize this till I got home. Fortunately, though it was only a tenon and since I could set the saw up for the other end of the rail, it was not a show stopper. I used double sided tape to secure the rails and arms and band sawed them and drum sanded them together. Saved alot of time.

-- Rick

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TraumaJacques

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#10 posted 2053 days ago

Thanks rick I did my patterns last night and like you said it cuts off one tenon I will post once done.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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rickf16

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#11 posted 2053 days ago

Look forward to it Trauma.

-- Rick

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Ben Griffith

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#12 posted 2051 days ago

The maple I’m using is actually quilted maple, not curly maple, so not quite as figured. I mis-typed above. I’ve face-jointed and planed it, and while my somewhat dull jointer knives were a bit hard on it, the planer knives are good and sharp. Once I got the faces even I just flipped the board over and let the planer fix the jointer’s mess. My router pattern bit is fairly new, and is the type with a bearing at each end, so I can just flip the pieces over and use the other bearing instead of climb cutting or cutting the wrong way to the grain.
About the patterns… I enlarged them on a photocopier at work, but they ended up being slightly oversized, by about 1/8” in length. When I made my templates I “fudged” it back down to the proper size rather than having to remember to adjust for it everywhere else..
I plan to post mine when they’re done too.

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rickf16

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#13 posted 2050 days ago

Thanks Ben. Look forward to seeing your work. I did run my maple through my planer and no chip out ! Couldn’t believe it.

-- Rick

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GaryCN

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#14 posted 1959 days ago

I’m working on #4 now, Made the first one for my office Christmas Gift exchange.
Now everyone want’s one.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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POPSHOP

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#15 posted 1844 days ago

I too was once an Airforce wingnut too ,,, LOL . 1986-1992 . Anyway , very nice project !!!!

-- POPSHOP ,

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