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i made this ceilling medallion with bubinga veneer (pommelle waterfall) it is 1.5 in thick and 24 in in diameter. finished with 4 coats of laquer

-- mjhaines

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#1 posted 08-14-2007 12:52 PM

oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness.
Brilliant and beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 08-14-2007 01:04 PM

I agree with MsDebbieP,

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#3 posted 08-14-2007 01:07 PM

Wow…what grain. Beautiful.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 08-14-2007 01:19 PM

Beautiful, it’s a wonder how nature, with mans help, can make things like this.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 08-14-2007 03:12 PM

cool concept.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 08-14-2007 03:30 PM

Hey, that is pretty cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 08-15-2007 05:54 AM

The first thing that comes to mind is WOW! Next is how? Is the sub straight a turning, sculpting or bent lamination? Errr….Uhhh….if you don’t mind me asking. Seems to me that veneering a dome shape as such the veneer would tend to buckle and would require a pie shaped relief cut. Well however you did it it’s pretty cool. I recently built a vacuum press and am exploring the art of veneering.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#8 posted 08-15-2007 08:51 AM

perhaps it is an illusion but the medalion is flat. first i made a circle, then cut up a bunch of baltic birch ply about 2 in wide and mitered the corners. i staggered the joints to make it stronger. then applied the edging with white glue to geve me more time. that piece of veneer is probally one of my favorites. thanks again for everones comments i appreciate them. wish i had more time to spend on the computer but with wife 3 children and a full time job and a busy hobby not much time left over

-- mjhaines

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#9 posted 08-15-2007 04:18 PM

That is awesome!!

-- Hope Never fails

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#10 posted 08-17-2007 04:26 AM

Impressive! I would want to keep looking at it every time I entered the room,

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 08-17-2007 05:15 PM

I’m not sure why but my heart starts pounding when I see wood like this. Your work is great. I am wondering if the veneer was easy to bend and fasten to your sub straight or is that flat?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#12 posted 08-18-2007 08:37 AM

thanks for everyones comments, they are nice to hear. the substraight is flat 1/2 in baltic birch ply

-- mjhaines

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#13 posted 08-19-2007 05:36 PM

Hi Mike;

Great looking work, and the veneer is BEAUTIFUL.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 08-19-2007 05:46 PM

Very nice job Mike. I bet we see some more of these in Lumberjock houses soon!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#15 posted 10-24-2007 08:15 AM

I rolled the dice and this came up. I love it. I love the idea. Never thought of using wood as a medallion.


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