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Project by woodism posted 01-15-2011 08:05 AM 5072 views 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aloha! This project took forever to design, very hard to get all the elements to work with the home. Borrowed from Japanese , Chinese , and Hawaiian canoe influences to get something that worked Ok overall.

Clear cedar gate, mahogany gates, and water cut bronze grille. The bronze pattern was taken from a detail on a 15th century Chinese table that the client owned.

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Michael J

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 08:15 AM

Wow. Great job! I’m going to be in Kona in about a month. Perhaps I’ll see it in person. LOL

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 08:18 AM

Now that’s an entry way! What would that set me back?


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#3 posted 01-15-2011 08:25 AM

That is good work! I bet that was a fine payday indeed.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 12:03 PM

oh my goodness

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 12:03 PM

Stunning, woodism, absolutely stunning! In all aspects.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 02:14 PM

Freakin’ gorgeousness in full, mon ami. Awesome presence. Spot on.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 03:20 PM

That is absolutely beautiful … and massive. That project would not even have fit in my shop. Wonderful design an construction.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 03:38 PM

WoW!!!Thats beautiful!!!!

-- Alexis221woodworks

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#9 posted 01-15-2011 04:15 PM

When your people do land and take us over will you at least share some wisdom? I went to your home page and was blow away by your work. Its what keeps us here at LJ going. The gate is beautiful. How long is the fence on top of the wall?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 01-15-2011 04:50 PM

Stunning! The scale, design, materials and craftsmanship are all so impressive! Wow.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 01-15-2011 05:11 PM

Very nice work. Looks very impressive.

-- Russ

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#12 posted 01-15-2011 06:01 PM

That is way cool. All the details work so well together. I am curious what finish you used. It appears it even as a keyed lock. Super job!

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#13 posted 01-15-2011 06:17 PM

@ levan,, Sikkens, Cetol 1 and 2 , it’s a pretty standard finish over here for exterior trim etc.

@ bvdon,,, ” if you have to ask”......

@ 489tad, the walls head off about 14’ either side. the proximity of the main structure was what made this a devil to scale properly.

robH You’d be surprised at what you can build if you just break designs down into the components and assemble it all outside.

Thanks for all the feedback….off to the shop!

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Andy Brownell

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#14 posted 01-15-2011 11:56 PM

Truly exceptional work. I love the design style.

-- Andy Brownell

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#15 posted 01-16-2011 01:29 AM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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