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Project by patron posted 01-10-2011 02:39 AM 5725 views 62 times favorited 97 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my new years first project after getting over the ‘holidays’
i finally got off my personal petuty and started working in the shop again

this is end grain rosewood and rock maple
finished with mineral oil
7 1/2” x 12 1/2” x 1 1/4”
(not to big , but that’s how much wood i milled to try the idea)

some years ago i was asked to replicate a french style door up in Los Alamos
for a ‘theoretical physicist’
the double doors had a bullnose and cove edge where they came together and a applique door handle
that had rods to the top and bottom that closed and secured the two doors
in order to open one door both had to be opened
as the one had a bullnose inset into the edge of the other door with a cove edge
so i got the biggest router bit that would do this (1 1/4”)
and did that they worked just fine
after i figured out seals and thresholds for it

this board is a design i had seen in brick on the beach walk in Putarenas Costa Rica
years before
and i have always wanted to do it in wood
as the bits nestled perfectly together
i ripped three each 1 1/2”x1” strips of rosewood and maple
and ran the two opposite edges thru the shaper with the bull nose bit
and the other two edges over the coveing bit in a router table
and then cut them to 1 1/4” blocks and glued and sanded to 150 grit
the mineral oil is still fresh in these pictures
but the grain is starting to come thru

thank you for looking
hope you enjoy
have a great year!

the ‘tutorial for this build is here

http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/20399

-- 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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Jonathan

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 02:46 AM

David, wow, fantastic eye candy!

Great start to the new year here!

-- 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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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 02:49 AM

My goodness David – you have certainly set the bar REALLY high for the new year.

Larry, do you DARE try to copy this one? ;-)

FANTASTIC David!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 02:51 AM

David, that is just fantastic!!!! you are truly a master of the shaped boards!!!!!!!!!
thanks for sharing…......Jim

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

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ShopTinker

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 02:52 AM

That is awsome! I’ve never seen anything like it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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mafe

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 02:52 AM

Love it David.
And love the fact that you did not cut of the sides, but left the patern open.
So well executed experiment.
Could not stop to look at picture four.
Wauu.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 02:53 AM

Really cool pattern David!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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degoose

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 02:55 AM

Now that is amazing..I would like to try and copy it but I do not have the time… lol… or the router bits or shaper…
That said I do like it and will put it aside for the moment but I will attempt it later…

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

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scrappy

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 02:57 AM

Fantastic design and outstanding build. Love all your designs and this one is out there.

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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patron

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 02:58 AM

thanks guys
i didn’t expect this response
i was just happy to get back in the shop
and do something again
in real i took time to get all the grain correct
it looks like two boards meshed together
i hope it will lighten up some
so the fluid grain comes thru

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 03:02 AM

That’s a clever (Super COOL) method of doing it!!

I’ll have to try something like that… on a smaller scale… I don’t have a Shaper… just a router table and NO bits THAT big! :) :)

Maybe 3/4” Coves & roundovers…
... how would you think that would work?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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patron

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#11 posted 01-10-2011 03:10 AM

joe
the finicky tooling is got to be just right for it to work
take your time work with scrap first
tweek it bang it whatever it needs
and do set up guards and stops
it gets close in there

-- 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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#12 posted 01-10-2011 03:18 AM

I wish I had your creative mind. Thanks for the post. This goes into the favorite file.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 03:19 AM

Wow David! I mean seriously!... Wow!

I read your description on how you made this and I am still lost (same ole same ole…lol).

Outstanding work bud. I am really impressed….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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patron

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#14 posted 01-10-2011 03:24 AM

larry
you could make a pattern
and do them flat
on the TWC
. dan
working on the blog now

-- 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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#15 posted 01-10-2011 03:30 AM

I really like the design. Your detailed explanation is very helpful. Thanks for posting. Keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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