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Project by robert triplett posted 06-22-2010 08:34 PM 2327 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was selling at a craft fair in Lodi California in April. A retired shop Teacher and woodworker, Earl Combs, complimented me on my work and then asked if I had ever made a board with an S curve in it. I had not. He offered to email instructions and some pictures. This is the result of my efforts. Brazilian Cherry and Curly Maple. Mineral Oil and Wax for a finish.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 08:46 PM

Wow! Those are some nice lookin boards. The colors look great together.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 09:04 PM

Those are way cool

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 09:16 PM

Very nice. I guess now you will have to do a blog and share those instruction with us. Please

-- Joe Cool

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 09:21 PM

I think I know how you made the s board; two different color boards together and then the the top and the bottom of the s are cut from the same two rectangular board

-- Joe Cool

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 09:49 PM

I like this I like it a lot way cool design.

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 09:52 PM

That s really nice, I want one too.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 10:08 PM

Very well designed.. the grain crossing each piece makes the board sing…
I take it you make the straight cuts first and then the curve…looks like a very steady hand and a smooth transition on the cuts…

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 12:36 AM

JoeCool and DeGoose, You got it right. I made two simple boards, keeping the grain patterns in order, even on the thin pieces. Then I used double stick tape to fix one over the other. I used a lead filled, plastic coated, pliable rule to lay out the S on a one inch grid marked onto the boards. I cut each S and then switched the inside pieces. I had to use my spindle sander to lightly sand the saw marks. I was really pleased with the look. Earl had used Rosewood on his. I think the Brazilian cherry was a good choice. Thanks for the comments. Too bad people think they are too nice to cut on! I tell them there are two sides. One to cut on and one to admire.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 06-23-2010 02:24 AM

Like it. Nice design.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#10 posted 06-23-2010 06:00 AM

Beautiful boards …you should be proud of them : ) Added to my favorites…Thanks for posting them

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#11 posted 06-23-2010 10:42 AM

Well Done, and they look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 06-23-2010 02:09 PM

awesome boards! anything with curves in it makes my head spin.

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

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#13 posted 06-23-2010 07:10 PM

Well done. I really like the design


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#14 posted 06-24-2010 12:19 AM

Very cool.!!!!!!! Like the choice in wood

-- 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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