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Project by Andy posted 12-12-2016 03:46 PM 1582 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut showing off some nicely figured Myrtlewood.
The tide pool trays are spalted Western Maple.
Wenge and Paduak were used as accents.

This style of panel top is very tedious…at least for me. It is made up of 12 individual pieces that are glued together all at the same time. The goal is to get tight joints, no putty was used. If you look at the underside of the lid you can see how the walnut captures the paduak strips. The walnut was cut into 5 pieces, the paduak is 4 pieces, and the Wenge is another 2 pieces.

The texturing was done with the aid of a Foredom and a burr grinder bit similar to the ones in the photos. I simply made random dips with the burr, going one way, turning the wood every which way and making more shallow grindings, and then overlapping the cuts to get what looked right to me. I was after a texture that didn’t have a repeat pattern, though that would be a nice look too.

Just to set matters straight, I borrowed these photos from the web, they are not mine, the hand is not mine, please don’t prosecute me for using them, I have a family.

Thanks for looking.

-- If I can do it, so can you.





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sras

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 03:55 PM

Another stunning piece – Your bag of trick seems to be bottomless!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 03:56 PM

as always andy

your work is superb

i do hope to be able to get even half way to yours someday

exceptional !

-- 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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#3 posted 12-12-2016 03:58 PM

You da man !!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 04:00 PM

Besides just the sheer beauty of your work, your creative mind is enviable. I truly enjoy seeing your work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 04:06 PM

Awesome as usual, beautiful color matching, love love love the tray. How and what did you do to get the texturing. Great job as always.

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 04:33 PM

Another gorgeous piece, Andy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 04:41 PM

I think the way you separate your design elements is what sets your work apart from others.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 06:17 PM

Awesome! Not just this but all of you work looks very tedious. You are obviously very patient in doing your work.

-- Paul & Kathy Allen

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 06:50 PM

Andy,

I’m happy to see you posting again. If I see your name it’s the first view on my list. Lots of visual triggers when eyeing your creations. Then with new energy I go on to the mundane. LOL! But I usually think about my favorite creative folks when attempting to design. Recently at a seminar I learned that knowing what and how materials and tools work in the artist’s hands allows them to take the next step.

I’ve a high ladder to shoot for. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 12-12-2016 07:34 PM

very nice, infact the best.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-12-2016 08:13 PM

Andy, this is such a wonderful piece and your craftsmanship is absolutely outstanding.

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 12-12-2016 08:34 PM

Fantastic! ART SHOW QUALITY!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#13 posted 12-12-2016 08:56 PM

very nice work Andy! An endless amount of talent you hold!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 12-12-2016 10:07 PM

Unbelievable craftsmanship. From the precision of the joinery to the knurling accent of the walnut. Just amazing and a truly beautiful job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 12-12-2016 10:32 PM

AWESOME BOX!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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