A distraction or two ?

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Project by degoose posted 08-06-2010 08:26 PM 1951 views 8 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you may have read I am making an Apothecary cabinet… and as usual… I am easily sidetracked… I came across a design that I thought interesting… well you know how it is…

So I thought in-between cutting the grooves in the bottoms of the drawers I might as well give this a go..
Here is my version of an impossible 3D figure… or two.. FWIW... these projects were both finished in one day... from the design, milling, cutting, glueing, sanding and finishing… just bragging again….I can’t help it…
The three timbers used are Tasmanian Blackwood, New Guinea Rosewood, Camphor Laurel…
There are only two angles used… 90 and 45… I used the Incra Mitre Express with the Mitre Guage 2000 … makes switching between the two angles so much easier… and it is super accurate..

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

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 08:33 PM

My eyes are going #$#
Thanks Larry!

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 08:37 PM

Nice job Larry!

Now focus and get back on track. ;-)

Was this a 10, or 15-minute project? Just kidding, I’m sure it took many hours longer than that just to figure out all the cuts, etc.

It does look great!

And nothing like a little immediate gratification to keep the wheels oiled.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 08:39 PM

Wild and crazy stuff you are getting into Larry :-)) Looks good, though.

-- 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 08-06-2010 08:53 PM

If I could turn out projects like you do, I would brag to.

Enjoy seeing your projects, keep them coming

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 08:54 PM

A great representation of going crazy.

-- 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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#6 posted 08-06-2010 09:01 PM

Beautiful as usual Larry, love the wood combinations and the 3d effect. The Escher design is really neat…. just like the origial drawing, you can’t tell where it begins or ends….

BTW, is that another “Teaser” in the background again?........ I LOVE Celtic knot designs so I sure hope so ! hint hint…....... of course, we wouldn’t want you to get “sidetracked” from your Apothicary cabinet ! LOL

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 09:06 PM

Very good. Amazing how boards can distract us from the real work of box-making, lol.

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

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 09:07 PM

Larry, you have got every reason to brag my friend! This is beautiful!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 09:13 PM

That’s a scary world you live in Larry. I love it!! keep’em comin’.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 09:34 PM

These are very cool! I noticed the Celtic knot design I sketched up in the background. Are you getting up the nerve to tackle it? It will be a long time before I try it and it would be fun to see someone turn it into reality.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 09:50 PM

:-) Larry
the square one works best for me in its simplicity
and I think its the best one of them

thank´s for sharing them Larry

take care

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 10:48 PM

Larry I don’t like you anymore!

ONE DAY ughhhhhhh

Good to see your back in the game. Monday I start the 3d cutting board I have been dying to make. Thanks to you and a few others I’m addicted to making boards, well that and that people are buying them faster than I can make them!

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet bra!

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

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#13 posted 08-06-2010 11:12 PM

Ken you shuoldn´t have build that bachyard partycenter
its ceeping you from your bed at night
so if you wasn´t sleeping during daytime , then maybee …......LOL

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#14 posted 08-06-2010 11:28 PM

You are seriously over the edge sir.

Very good. I am still just studying them,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 08-07-2010 12:59 AM

Nice design!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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