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Project by becikeja posted 06-25-2016 11:45 AM 1482 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You may recall an earlier post where I was requesting assistance in un-twisting some Mahogany I picked up very cheap. Well I never quite got all the twists out, so I decided to just let it twist. I created this piece of wall art. It’s fairly heavy so I mounted with a French cleat that goes across the back. Its roughly 36” X 42”. Take a close look at the grain, it is simply amazing.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 01:18 PM

You have done very good art work with mahogany and G&G details. Beautiful wood, nautre also made great work here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 03:33 PM

Very nice and you saved some gorgeous mahogany. Now, everyone can appreciate it’s beauty and your vision as well as your excellent craftsmanship.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 06-25-2016 04:32 PM

That’s very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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leafherder

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#4 posted 06-25-2016 05:15 PM

Talk about making lemonade out of lemons – this is great! Very creative use of “damaged” scraps. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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dalepage

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#5 posted 06-25-2016 08:44 PM

Nice way to use what might have been seen as “unusable.” I’ll bet the Greene Bros would like the softness of the edges and the plugs. Would you share the finish? It’s very attractive.

-- Dale

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 06-25-2016 08:58 PM

The more I look at it the more I like it. I could set and look at it for hours and still see different angles…great job.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 06-25-2016 09:28 PM

great use of the wood – looks very modern as well

-- Greg Simon

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DonSol

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#8 posted 06-25-2016 11:13 PM

That is a beautiful and interesting piece of original art.

I am also interested in the type of finish you used, it really brought out the gorgeous grain in the wood.

Thank you for sharing this.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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becikeja

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#9 posted 06-25-2016 11:48 PM

Appreciate the comments. The finish is simply several coats of GF High Gloss Arm-R-Seal.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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muesli

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#10 posted 06-26-2016 03:24 PM

Very nice! I like it!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#11 posted 06-26-2016 08:03 PM

I like this one.Simple and with impact for me.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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