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Project by ArtistryinWood posted 05-18-2009 04:15 AM 1388 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone

I’ve had this one half finished for a few months, finally devoted some time to it. It took about 8hrs. to cut, 322 holes. Each one is 1/8” BB Ply with 4 different veneers Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, and Quited Maple. I like the Maple best, what do YOU think.
Thanks for lookin.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.





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lew

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 04:16 AM

My favorite is the quilted Maple. They’re all gorgeous!!

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

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 04:17 AM

wonderful work Andrew

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Rj

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 04:50 AM

These all look great!! but my 2 favorites are the walnut for the depth of the black areas and on the Maple the wolf really stands out .
Great Job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 05:07 AM

Can’t decide, they’re all good. Great control there. Very nice!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 05:54 AM

Looks Awsome

-- Mel, Utah, SilverFoxArt.com

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 06:42 AM

Beautiful cuttings.

-- Greg S.E. Ga. www.thesawdustfactory.net

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 04:24 PM

Andrew

Very nice work. You have a lot of little delicate tabs there to break off. How are you holding the center of the pack together so you don’t get vibration and seperation between layers as you saw? What size and style of blade do you favor?

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ArtistryinWood

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#8 posted 05-19-2009 05:29 AM

Thanks for the great comments everyone i really appreciate it.
Although the BB Ply has good contrast it is somewhat bland, i find most non woodworkers need to see some colour and grain to realize its wood.

Terry – my personal method is to apply dabs of hot melt glue to the edges,then i use a pin nailer and shoot 23 gauge 1/2” pins in the waste areas. I also leave some of the larger waste pieces in place to add some stability while cutting. On this project i used an FD(Flying Dutchman)#1 Spiral.

Thanks

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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Adamas

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#9 posted 12-30-2009 05:00 PM

This is great work

-- Ivan Ilic

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#10 posted 02-16-2010 02:38 AM

GREAT JOB! I have done several of these types of portraits in baltic birch ply but have not tried any veneer. I may have to give that a try. I have not been finishing my pictures as I frame them behind glass. Do you frame your finsished products and do you put them behind glass?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 02-16-2010 03:42 AM

I like the maple, but also the mahogany. This is nice work.

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ArtistryinWood

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#12 posted 02-16-2010 04:52 AM

Hey John

Thanks for the comments, I dip them in BLO then apply 2 coats of spray lacquer, double mat and frame all my work under glass.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#13 posted 11-06-2010 02:54 PM

Ever sell any of these? They are really nice!

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ArtistryinWood

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#14 posted 11-08-2010 03:30 AM

Thanks Jim, Yes i do sell them, this one goes for $300. Stack cutting 4 at a time is the only way to make any kind of profit. I find presenting this kind of work adds value to the simpler items.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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