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These were some projects we worked on in Steve Lattas Decorative Details class at the Marc Adams School. We made our own tools for the line work. The bell flowers were cut with a gouge.
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#1 posted 01-06-2008 11:16 PM
Very nice! How do you make perfectly symmetrical shapes like in the third picture?
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#2 posted 01-06-2008 11:37 PM
The curves are radius grooves that were cut with an inlay radius cutter we made in class. LN is now making them http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?cat=549#
The berries hide the holes left by the inlay tool. The border line hides the curves in the corners.
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#3 posted 01-07-2008 12:17 AM
Looks like a class well worth taking. Good work.
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#4 posted 01-07-2008 12:18 AM
That is very cool. How did you like the Marc Adams school?
#5 posted 01-07-2008 12:32 AM
I enjoyed the two classes I have taken very much. I would highly recommend them.
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#6 posted 01-07-2008 12:35 AM
Nice work John. No stopping you now.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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#7 posted 01-07-2008 01:07 AM
Very nice! I see that you learned something at the school.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
#8 posted 01-07-2008 01:10 AM
Thanks for that link, John.
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#9 posted 01-07-2008 01:21 AM
Thanks for sharing John. Did you use hot sand to burn the flower petals?
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#10 posted 01-07-2008 01:21 AM
john..great work..and great “patience”..wish I could do that..kineo
-- marshall, murphy, north carolina
#11 posted 01-07-2008 02:14 AM
Florida beach sand to be exact!
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#12 posted 01-07-2008 04:01 AM
HOw did you enjoy your studies at the Marc Adams school? I completed the 2 year distance mastery program with Gary Rogowski, Northwest Woodworking Studio, in Portland. It was a great experience and boy I don’t have to look much further than my earliest pieces to see my progress. I’m looking to attend an inlay class with David Marks in March. Inlay is something I would like to improve and certainly adds another dimension to your piece. Great work and thanks for sharing it with us.
#13 posted 01-07-2008 04:06 AM
I enjoyed the classes at Marc Adams. When the week was over I still wanted more. Thats a good sign. They feed you lunch and there’s an ice cream machine in the cafeteria. I think there should be one in every shop! Don’t know about David except for the TV show. Steve Latta taught line and berry work, bell flowers and some federal ovals. I would highly recomend Steve. Good luck and thanks for the compliments.
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#14 posted 01-07-2008 04:06 AM
John,that is some impressive work. I greatly admire Latta’s work. Someday I want to so some inlay work. I just might not live long enough.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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#15 posted 01-07-2008 07:08 PM
Must be a great learning project, I have never done inlay. Very nice.
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