Sushi set

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The owners of a local sushi joint take such good care of Mrs. Schwingding and I that I made them a gift. A sushi set made from big leaf maple burl with their logo pyrographed on it. The pyro detail was achievable by using a simple pin point tool rather than more standard pyrography tools and a high powered magnifier. The detail you can get with this method is amazing, but it still makes my eyes bug out. I had hoped to turn the chopsticks but the burl was too fragile to turn that thin, so I cut it on the tablesaw, and tied the whole thing together with the pyro pattern on the ends and the border.

This is displayed proudly at the bar along with my business card, but I didn’t do it for that reason! (yes I have had referrals)

-- Just another woodworker

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#1 posted 12-11-2007 09:25 PM

Another beautiful project. Again: true, unique art. Great job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 09:48 PM

well i am a huge fan of sushi and sashimi but it was the burl that caught my eye. that is amazing! i love it! i certanly couldn’t eat off of it, it’s just too gorgeous but i’d be seriously tempted because a huge part of sushi is the presentation how could anyone not be tempted to eat off something like this? Great Job and thanks for posting it, you’ve inspired me to make my own chopsticks.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#4 posted 12-11-2007 11:13 PM

dang.. this is AMAZING

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-11-2007 11:23 PM

Spectacular, stupendous, outrageously beautiful work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 12-12-2007 01:30 AM

That is really beautiful. Nicely done.

-- John

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#7 posted 12-12-2007 01:45 AM

this really is cool. nice work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 12-12-2007 01:57 AM

my meager vocabulary has been pretty well trampled by the prev. posts so ill just say what everyone else said + exellent !

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#9 posted 12-12-2007 06:00 AM

You’re creation has inspired me to make one for my son and a local sushi owner as well great xmas gift, thanks…I’m really starting to like this site…Blkcherry

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#10 posted 12-12-2007 01:28 PM

Wow, Schwingding, that is gorgeous.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#11 posted 12-13-2007 07:04 AM

Schwing, my head is starting to hurt from looking at all of this great work. Could you possibly throw in a clunker once in a while so we can get a breather? ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#12 posted 12-13-2007 07:22 AM

That is fantastic – and it’s also fantastic that you have found a Sushi place to call your own. Mmmmm.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#13 posted 12-14-2007 11:46 PM

Wow. Beautiful job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 01-10-2008 05:53 AM

Beautiful. All of your work is amazing.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#15 posted 01-10-2008 05:59 AM

Great job on the project and a beautiful presentation piece.

-- 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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