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Project by Natedog posted 05-27-2015 04:10 AM 1450 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The sides are bent laminated bocote with each side consisting of seven strips. There is a mortise and tendon to connect the sides together. The sides taper in height from 2” to 1 3/4” and in width from 3/4” to 1/4”. The base is plywood fit into a grove in the side walls.

Overall 22” long, 8” wide and 2” tall.

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 09:19 AM

That’s very unique and beautiful. I feel calmer already.
You do need to include the little rake in the pics.

-- Paul

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#2 posted 05-27-2015 09:49 AM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#3 posted 05-27-2015 11:40 AM

Very cool

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#4 posted 05-27-2015 12:47 PM

I love this… really nice and, dare I say, calming to look at. :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#5 posted 05-27-2015 02:10 PM

Very nice design. I really like the way you tapered the sides as well as increased the height. Did you use tapered laminations for the sides to go from 1/4” to 3/4” or did you keep them constant and bandsaw the taper after glue-up?

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#6 posted 05-27-2015 05:37 PM

@Bill, The lamination strips were constant and I tapered the sides after the glue up.

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#7 posted 05-27-2015 09:29 PM

I love the proportions…great work.

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 06:20 AM

I am new to Lumberjocks and I am really impressed and inspired with the this piece.

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#9 posted 05-29-2015 04:48 AM

This is wonderful. Great ideas and details. Thanks for sharing.

-- --Sauerkins; Duluth, MN

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