Bamboo Lectern

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 07-11-2010 06:01 AM 3604 views 5 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Lectern that I built for Gracie Barra America. The school teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This project is made out of Natural and Amber Bamboo. The Patch is made out of Padauk and Curly Maple. The fighters are made out of a few different species, mainly Walnut and Maple. The Belt is hand carved out of Amber Bamboo and then stained black. The stripes are Paduak and Natural bamboo. The inlayed letters are Amber Bamboo stained black. The knob is padauk and natural bamboo. The dovetails are hand cut. The case is stained with a white wash. The finish is enduro poly. You can find more information on this project in my lectern blog.
I am entering this project into the Fluidity contest because of the gracefull lines of the Lapel and the gentle curves of the case.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 06:09 AM

Beautiful work Keith. That should certainly win the contest

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

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 06:22 AM

It really deserve that black belt you have on it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 06:28 AM

Awesome, marvelous!! WOW! He will be happy with that.

-- 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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#4 posted 07-11-2010 06:47 AM

That’s really a well designed and crafted piece. Unique too!! Well done…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 07:02 AM

You do excellent work Keith! I’ve been following this on the blog. Glad to see the finished product.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 07:08 AM

Wonderful design and fantastic build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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L-H Johnsen

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 08:47 AM


-- L-H Johnsen,Sweden

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#8 posted 07-11-2010 09:08 AM

this came out fantastic , keith .

just amazing work here !

best of luck .

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 07-11-2010 12:48 PM

You’re the ultimate craftsman, artist/woodworker.

It’s beautiful.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 07-11-2010 01:08 PM

Very nice job Keith, the entire lectern is beautiful to behold, the badge, figures, and belt are fantastic.

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

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#11 posted 07-11-2010 02:33 PM

Keith: A nice combination of talents and skills to get this one built.Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 07-11-2010 03:01 PM

Like Karson said you have it all…..great work one of the finest I have seen here.

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#13 posted 07-11-2010 04:03 PM

I have been watching this one for a while. It is well worth the wait. Great job Kieth.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#14 posted 07-11-2010 04:48 PM

Wonderful! I enjoyed watching the blog on this. Teh detail work is impressive! It would be great to hear the reaction from the school when they see it…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 07-11-2010 04:53 PM

Creative, functional, colorful, very well crafted. Your postings challenge us all to strive for excellence. Best of luck in the competition, but you’re already a winner in the craft.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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