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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 02-26-2011 03:06 AM 3699 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is many lineal feet of 1/4” thick x 3/4” wide teak strips – bent and laminated over a subtop of laminated baltic birch ply. At the storage compartment, the lid was cut out after laminating for continuous grain match and the pull was carved out of teak strips that were laminated wider (taller) at that location. The Shedua on the stepped legs is some of the best looking wood that I have ever had the pleasure to use. Indian rosewood is used for the separating strips and plugs. Danish oil and moisture resistant lacquer.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 06:28 AM

BEAUTIFUL! That took some excellent planning and patience to complete.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 09:03 AM

Lovely, simply lovely! That grain is a joy to look at and the patience needed to do the glue up of that curved lamination is mind boggling.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 01:31 PM

Very interesting piece you have there. Nice!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 05:23 PM

Very nice piece. Great visual effect.

How did you cut the lid for the storage compartment?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 05:40 PM

Great thinking, great work, great art.

Nice work

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 07:39 PM

Pimzedd: I was only able to laminate the strips 4 or 5 at a time . One set each evening. I made and installed the storage compartment ahead . When I got to the edge of the opening, on the long side, I masked the edge of the teak, so it wouldn’t stick and laminated one set over the opening. When glue dried, I cut the edges, at the short sides and continued laminating. When done I came back and cut the other way on the short sides to finish the opening – that yielded the piece that became the lid. The strips in the center of the lid were made taller so that I could carve the handle.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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