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Project by 8ball posted 12-06-2010 06:24 AM 1405 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother Gary and I (mostly Gary) built this for my cousin Diane for Christmas. It took 13 hours just to get the center points to line up. It took us two days off and on. The wood is oak,walnut, and redheart. The finish is six coats satin poly. I hope she likes it. if she dont. We know alot of pepole who would.

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 06:38 AM

Wow, that is really cool. It looks like that star is sticking 5 inches above the surface. Very nice effect with that layout. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 06:39 AM

Rodney: A great looking susan. Nice build. It should make her very happy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 06:41 AM

Nicely done …Looks like a great 3d effect there : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 06:41 AM

It was worth the time and effort, your match is excellent, and you’ve really “popped” the colors. Congrats.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 07:29 AM

The star looks amazing
Would like to try a star pattern like this….and then I sit down and let that feeling pass

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Chip

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 01:44 PM

That sure is one fine looking lazy susan! Beautiful piece Rodney. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled.

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

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nobuckle

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 02:27 PM

Rodney, that looks very good. I’m in the process of making one myself. I’d like to know how to attach the bearing to both the base and the main tray. Any pointers?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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patron

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#8 posted 12-06-2010 02:56 PM

excellent work there guy’s

beautiful choice in wood’s

sure to please !

-- 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 12-06-2010 03:39 PM

Very Nice! I really like the Blend of woods!

-- Dennis Zongker

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deon

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#10 posted 12-06-2010 06:38 PM

I like it

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 12-06-2010 07:23 PM

wow, that is awesome. Geez, don’t show that to my wife, I’ll be hounded to make one just like it…
fat chance.

Thanks for sharing,
Steve

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#12 posted 12-06-2010 07:31 PM

well worth the effort! nicely done

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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reggiek

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#13 posted 12-06-2010 07:40 PM

Great star (For Texas I assume?)....Very nicely done…and someone would be out of their minds not to treasure a gift like that. You should lay out the story on the gift card…13 hours…whew….that should truly provide some great conversation for an heirloom piece.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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degoose

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 11:16 PM

I certainly like this one…

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

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8ball

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#15 posted 12-14-2010 05:10 AM

Thanks for all of the kind words. My brother Gary did 90% of the work (if not more). It really turn out great.

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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