What can be done in a hotel room?

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Project by Kiwib0y posted 01-30-2016 03:17 AM 1384 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a job to do 700km from home and I took some veneer away with me along with my hobby knife. I came upon an image on the internet that I liked and thought I would make a plaque in the memory of my 15 year old husky that I had to pass on to the big kennel in the sky. Many fond memories were thought of while hand cutting this motif while resting my cutting board upon my work diary on my knees by the window to yet some natural light to see what I was cutting.
This was the outcome. I also wondered what it would look like if I use a scroll saw to cut it, might find out in about a year when I get home for a good length of time.
Thanks for looking!!!
Remember “If you obey all the rules, you will miss all the Fun”

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 03:55 AM

Good to see you are keeping your hand in away from home.
Nice cuts too, especially if that background is wenge as it appears to be. Nothing like making it a challenge I guess.
Hope the time passes quickly for you and you get home to your shop with all your sanity intact.

In the mean time keep cutting and keep posting for us to admire.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 01:36 PM

This gets my vote for most interesting thread title!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 03:15 PM

excellent project Don! somehow really simple and very complex in one, the image is beautiful. Hope your neck is better! I also hate the lost time in hotel rooms and sometimes carve little bottle stoppers, keep it up!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 03:25 PM

Execcent work especially considering the location the work was done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 10:13 PM

Very nice and I am sure it took a lot of time!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 11:51 PM

Great job Don, before I read your post the first thing that came to mind was this carving done on tabletop. Glad to read that was not the case.
You are a very skilful person.
Thanks for sharing this with us.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 01-30-2016 11:59 PM

Yeah the title got my attention LOL

Nice work. I can’t even do that in a well equipped shop ;)

This gets my vote for most interesting thread title!

- Picklehead

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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#8 posted 01-31-2016 01:49 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. It feels good to achieve something even in a odd environment and with following LJ’s website and seeing the amazing projects been listed I proved to myself that it is certainly your mind that limits you in life. PAUL- it is some reconstituted wenge that I backed with paper to stop the veneer breaking up on the grain. the other veneer is also reconstituted but of unknown type.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#9 posted 01-31-2016 03:42 AM

That’s not the first thing I thought of what could be done in a hotel room!

Your project would sure add some enjoyment to being cooped up in a hotel room.
You Huskey must have been a very good companion as you did it with love …. and your hobby knife!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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