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IN THE WOOD .... first commision piece using Sketchup ... Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sconce

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 2481 days ago 2734 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Batched 6 of these and 5 are complete. One is left waiting to be glued up (ran out of R3 biscuits)

Emailed photos and this posting link to my customer, Merridee. Will ship the best one priority mail tomorrow.

Sketchup is a awesome tool for woodworking design. ... I’m HOOKED …. been a autcad buff for years, but for fleshing out a project nothing beats the price …. ( free that is … >grin< ... )

link to sketchup project

quartersawn white oak. bookmatched corbels. side corbels are 3/8 thick. back plate and center corbels are 1/2 stock. Top is 5/8.

finish is dark mission oak alcohol anilyne dye stain with minwax red mahogany oil stain. Several thin coats of button shellac and dark paste wax.

first time I used a keyhole router bit !

tools used:

router
drill press
plug cutter
screws
bandsaw
table saw
drum sander
edge sander
spindle sander
orbital sander
ryobi mini biscuit joiner r3

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2481 days ago

Very nice. So far, I like everything you make.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 2481 days ago

Very nice execution of the design as usual Dan. I have to agree with Wayne. I’ve enjoyed each piece as well.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 2481 days ago

Dan your work is definitely consistent – consistently good that is. I like this one. I’m still trying to get the hang of using Sketchup – maybe one of these days :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2481 days ago

and it looks just like the picture!!!
These are lovely. I’m sure your customer is going to be THRILLED

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Brad_Nailor

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#5 posted 2481 days ago

Nice Dan, like Debbie said it looks just like your Sketchup model! Great pieces!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 2481 days ago

just beautiful Dan. You have a real eye for design and flare.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 2481 days ago

just beautiful Dan. You have a real eye for design and flare.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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TomFran

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#8 posted 2481 days ago

Dan,

I really like the look of this. As others have said, you have a definite gift for design. In other words, the things you design just look “right;” properly proportioned and pleasing to the eye.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2481 days ago

Dan,
I remember you posting the SketchUp work on this. It came out just as good as I expected. You do such fine work that there was never any doubt of the outcome.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 2481 days ago

Very nice, Dan.

Funny thing is even though I’m pretty much a software junkie, I’ve played with sketchup a few times and always end up losing patience with trying to figure it out.

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

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WaywardHoosier

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#11 posted 2481 days ago

Dan,

Thank you for the reference to sketchup. I have downloaded it and will give it a try.

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2480 days ago

Hi Dan;

You’ve done a great job once again. The curve details on the edges are vey nice!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 2480 days ago

Thanks for all the good feedback !

link to the ebay auction. started at $14.65 with no reserve

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 2479 days ago

Got an offer from a another repeat customer to buy 4 sconces. If it goes through I will stop the auction and sell all four at $150 each.

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mot

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#15 posted 2479 days ago

Dan, I’m realy impressed. You are showing great skill in design and execution. Getting your work from sketchup to finish is impressive. Thanks for posting this stuff!

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

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