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Project by raggedpat posted 09-09-2015 06:45 AM 883 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright my fellow lumber jocks here’s my latest crack at something cool. It’s twisted oak spires , steambent ash coils on an elm base….very pretty! Now it’s of to the national woodskills competition along with the wow chair wish me luck. Adding a few official shots.

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

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 08:38 AM

I think you did a great job. How did you get the middle pieces of wood bent?

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 03:39 AM

Very Cool. Nice job.

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#3 posted 09-10-2015 10:45 AM

Very cool. I like the motion of this. I would also like to know how you did it if you don’t mind sharing.

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#4 posted 09-10-2015 11:31 AM

Great design! I like it very much!

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#5 posted 09-10-2015 02:06 PM

Nice work on this awesome lamp!!!

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#6 posted 09-10-2015 03:32 PM

Cool lamp, but I REALLY LOVE that Wow chair! If it doesn’t win one of the top honors, I’d sure want to know why.

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#7 posted 09-10-2015 04:44 PM

Wow!!! This is a wonderful project and soooooo creative. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 09-10-2015 11:58 PM

hey guys cheers for the nice words,, Just posted a pic of the twisting I did it by steaming the oak for a good 2 and half hours then used a jig on my bench clamp to hold it while I used another one to twist it round and hold it in place. easy!

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

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 02:26 AM

This is amazing. Great job

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 10:51 AM

Really cool, Pat! Thanks for the extra process pic. Is the oak quarter sawn? Love that QS ray fleck! What finish did you use? You don’t need luck, just judges with eyes! Thanks for sharing and please, let us know what awards you garnered!

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#11 posted 09-12-2015 04:15 AM

The original photo doesn’t provide any clue as to the shear size of this lamp!
I thought it was a little table top lamp but it is anything but small and indeed very beautiful!

Good luck in the competition!

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