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Project by degoose posted 07-06-2010 09:23 PM 2580 views 15 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I made a Mobius design and said I had some variations… well yesterday I was playing around with a little celtic corner knot for the Lazy Larry.

The method for making this is similar to the Mobius … just the angles have been changed to protect the innocent…

The Lazy Larry is 19 mm [3/4”] thick and 580 mm [23”] in diameter.. I used Tasmanian Blackwood, New Guniea Rosewood and Queensland Red Cedar for the weave [ just over 50 mm or 2” wide]... with Camphor Laurel as the background and the border…

Having an Incra Mitre Express makes cutting these shapes on the table saw …a cinch…

The circle was cut using a bandsaw. Biscuits were utilised to attach the border to the main square of the knot… Sanded to 240 grit and then three coats of Tung Oil Finish.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 09:28 PM

Very interesting design, Larry.
The woods, of course, look great together.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 09:29 PM

Beautiful…. I love the wood choices

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 09:51 PM

this is sure to be a winner at the shows larry ,

i find that people will take to something they can understand ,
thing to complicated are over their heads .
this is very well done , and a great addition ,
to your already outstanding collection of boards and designs .

another gem from down under !

-- 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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#4 posted 07-06-2010 09:53 PM

Very nicely done!

With all the exotic wood, with names I rarely hear, I wonder what a piece like this cost in material alone.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 10:02 PM

Nicely impossible, Larry. Lovely wood selection, I like that Camphor Laurel especially.

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

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#6 posted 07-06-2010 10:12 PM

looks great Larry this is going to be a classicer for you
I´ll gess it will be a bestseller


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#7 posted 07-06-2010 10:18 PM

You constantly outdo yourself, Larry!

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

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#8 posted 07-06-2010 10:19 PM

It another gem, well done chairman…BC

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 07-06-2010 10:20 PM

Beautiful boards Larry



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#10 posted 07-06-2010 10:22 PM

I would hope another tutorial blog is in the works!

Beautiful board, Larry!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 07-06-2010 10:28 PM

Just a hunch, Larry, but this one’s going to be a very popular one… in other words, now that you know how to make one, you’re going to need a thousand just like it!! :)
She’s a real Beaut, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 07-06-2010 10:41 PM

Gorgeous Larry . I love it, but I think all your boards could be best sellers including this one. Do you advise your customers to only do cutting on one side of the board to preserve the fresh look of the design on the other side? It’s always nice to keep a nice show side in a tidy kitchen.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Mary Anne

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#13 posted 07-06-2010 10:42 PM

I came very close to saying I liked the second one best. LOL
Love those woods! And another wonderful design… which translates into another design I would like to try.

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 10:46 PM

Very nice Larry. That looks like a winner.
Nice wood selection too. The browns are just different enough to pull it off.

I know you have an Icra Express, but do you measure your cuts, or sneek up on the first ones until they fit, and then lock the stop block.

You are having too much fun Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 07-06-2010 11:21 PM

Very nice Lazy Larry, Larry. There is this thing that most humans do, it is called sleep, do you ever get a chance to try it?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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