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Project by degoose posted 1831 days ago 2087 views 6 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a little Camphor Laurel slab and when I sliced it and rolled it the bookmatched stripes appeared.. so I laminated it with some Meranti. I am now using the Titebond III and seems to be OK.
What do you think of the patterns? I used Patron’s bandsaw jig to cut the curve and then radiused all the edges. A small hole drilled with a forstner bit completes the Board.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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hooky

361 posts in 1921 days


#1 posted 1831 days ago

as usual this is stunning, I love how the book matched is sandwiched between the contrasting meranti (im a big fan of using contrasts)

degoose i notice on your avatar you have lost your goatie i hope it wasnt from an accident in your shop

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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moshel

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#2 posted 1831 days ago

i love titebond III. I wish I could use it. maybe in a month or two…. it has the perfect consistency for a glue.
the timber is fantastic. Does it smell of camphor? I have never heard of this timber. I will have a coupe of nicely grained cutting boards to show soon.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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degoose

6976 posts in 1957 days


#3 posted 1831 days ago

Nah mate,, just going for the corporate look lol.
I too am fond of contrasting and complimentary timbers,
regards Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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degoose

6976 posts in 1957 days


#4 posted 1831 days ago

Hello Moshel.. yes the camphor laurel smells like camphor. It is the tree from which they get the oil !
Looking forward to seeing some wavy boards from you!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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moshel

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#5 posted 1831 days ago

Out of curiosity, how did it look facegrain? also, what finish did you use?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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degoose

6976 posts in 1957 days


#6 posted 1831 days ago

Just looked like a piece of wood, I didn’t take that much notice.. swirls and wild grain… hard burnishing oil finish,

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#7 posted 1831 days ago

hey larry ,
i love the bookmatch .
that meranti looks like mahogany ?
are they similar,
or is it denser ?

you have a good eye , mate !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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spanky46

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#8 posted 1831 days ago

Best yet and all the others were hard to beat!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1831 days ago

Larry thats a neat board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ellen35

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#10 posted 1831 days ago

Larry,
Very unusual board … not that all your boards aren’t unusual!
This is just stunning. The wood just pops.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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bowyer

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#11 posted 1830 days ago

Wow!!!(couldn’t help it) The camphor is stunning and the board is beautiful.

Rick

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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Joe Weaver

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#12 posted 1830 days ago

it is stunning

-- Joe, Ga

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SnowyRiver

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#13 posted 1830 days ago

Thats got some great color. Beautiful !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Russel

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#14 posted 1830 days ago

Really nice wood. You gotta love the way the bookmatching highlights the natural designs in the grain.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Innovator

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#15 posted 1830 days ago

Beautiful wood, beautiful board, I love the overall look.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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