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I have been waiting with great anticipation for each and every episode of the blogs done by my LJ buddy Martyn. He is in my opinion “THE MASTER in pattern wood working! I aspire to one day be close to where is started. This is one of my first attempts in pattern woodworking. Let me know what you think,...I can take it!

It is made from (pallet wood) Ipe & Pine.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 12:14 AM

Simple well thought out design and well done. I like it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 12:21 AM

It looks great! Nice designs and beautiful contrast.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 12:57 AM

I like the design …Unusual combination of hard and soft woods…..Are you going to post more pictures when you finish the project ? The design is certainly worthy of being imitated : ) Keep up the good work : )
Here’s one that I made from Maple and Purpleheart , which is what I first thought that yours was made from.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 12:59 AM

It looks better than the one I haven’t started working on. ;-)

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 01:52 AM

never would have guessed from pallets,great job

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 02:04 AM

looks like the learning is going quite well!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 02:10 AM

Ok, Now saw it into more pieces…. say 30 degrees… flip them around…. and glue it back together again… book match it…. and make a box to go under it…. right Martyn?

Edit: OK, I looked at the rest of your work…. you have plenty of talent.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 08:02 AM

For a first, you did a good job.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#9 posted 06-17-2010 02:29 PM

Yes, definitely. Its good. You have been busy. Lovely palllets you have out there. Keep it up mate.

Now for the next one if you make two of these( one the negative of the other) and then slice them at 90° (or any angle you choose) to the stripes, mix and match, the fun really starts. That basically what my stuff is mate.

As for being the master. Don’t overlook deGoose, Sinister and all those other guys. They do stunning work and were here way before me.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 06-17-2010 03:37 PM

Very nice design, I like it.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 06-17-2010 06:34 PM

Great job.


-- Chuck, wiswood2

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-18-2010 04:51 AM

Nice job and good choice of contrasting wood. I particularly like it because it is symmetrical. I like balance in a piece. Free wood is a good thing, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 06-19-2010 10:06 PM

Good Job, Chuck

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#14 posted 06-21-2010 08:50 AM

Thanks Martyn,
and Cosmo… you are only limited by your own imagination… look outside for inspiration…
Also check out Patron with his cut and switch patterns..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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