Bamboo Lectern

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 1462 days ago 2591 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 1462 days ago

Beautiful work Keith. That should certainly win the contest

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

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#2 posted 1462 days ago

It really deserve that black belt you have on it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 1462 days ago

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

-- "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 1462 days ago

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 1462 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 1462 days ago

Wonderful design and fantastic build.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1462 days ago

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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#9 posted 1461 days ago

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 1461 days ago

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 1461 days ago

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 †

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#12 posted 1461 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1461 days ago

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 1461 days ago

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 1461 days ago

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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