Same blocks make different looks

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Project by lumberdustjohn posted 07-21-2010 01:48 PM 2052 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I glued Brazilian Cherry and Cherry together in strips, sanded and cut them to equal lengths with a 30deg. cut on the ends. Also cut some into triangles.
Took them in the house for me and my wife to play with before coming up with the one we glued up.
Finish sanded to 180 grit.

Sharing with you the other examples, Feel free to make one.

I will not apply a finish until I know what to do with it.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 01:54 PM

What fun. That is really cool. The color choice is also spot on.
You must have a really nice miter sled. That is some fine cutting.

Good job, it will be cool to see it all oiled up,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 01:56 PM

Interesting variations. I like these.

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

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 02:01 PM

wow john ,

you are ’stepping out’ !

very nice ,

and very well done !

-- 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 07-21-2010 02:12 PM

A great way to make a board. Nice 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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#5 posted 07-21-2010 02:15 PM

Home made sled like other have shown on this site.
Two rails attached to to a Flat board.
Slid it down the saw and measured the angle off of the cut center.
Screwed down a guide and got busy with it.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 02:16 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 02:42 PM

Looks awesome John….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 02:45 PM

What a great design John! And it’s amazing to me how many different designs can be made from the same cuts. I definitely have to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

You didn’t tell us what it will be used for.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 07-21-2010 03:23 PM

I don’t know what is is for. I made a few and leaned them up against a wall… Waiting for a home.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 07-21-2010 03:39 PM

The pattern in the second picture is really interesting! Looks to me like they are art pieces. Just hang them on the wall!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 07-21-2010 08:46 PM

Welcome to the club…

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

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#12 posted 07-22-2010 12:32 AM

And I thought E=MC squared was hard!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 07-22-2010 09:25 PM

Yikes, I went crazy deciding what to do with just the triangles… you added a whole new dimension (dementia?) by adding the parallelograms. Fun, fun, fun! They are all good looking designs.

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