Vertical Wave in Pine

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Project by FloridaArt posted 09-14-2011 03:40 AM 2064 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

September, 2011—I was thinking of naming this “Waves of Grain” or something cute like that. It started as a section of 2×4 lumber, which I cut on the band saw. I noticed the grain pattern and decided to follow it on the wide side, while also creating a undulating wave on the thin side. Then I mounted it with two dowels into another piece of pine.

It just is what it is. An artistic, inspiration piece.

I thought of mounting a 2-inch diameter clock on it, near the top. But I think I like it better just like this. We will see what others think when I display it. Comments from fellow Lumberjocks welcomed.

Rustoleum has a new water-based satin finish out. No sanding between coats. I put on four coats.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 03:54 AM

Very modern artsy looking, very cool! Who would of thought a warped board could look so good. jk, :)

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 05:05 AM

Love it!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 05:38 AM

It needs a clock, a weather vane, a flag holder, a photo frame – like it needs a hole in the head. This will sit quietly, beautifully in any corner forever.
I’m always looking at 2×4 scraps – but you’ve done something special here. Thanks.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 06:21 AM

Wonderful find

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 07:10 AM

hey! I like it! the wave goes good with the…...wave! (said in a surfer accent). Very cool. Did you have to steam bend this? or bend it somehow? Or was this the way the wood was? Either way doesnt matter. Cool

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 12:13 PM

Perfect as is…and it has the added bonus of reminding me of my favorite food…bacon!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 01:42 PM

Totally sweet as it is. I like it and I’m not really sure why.
Well done…certainly an art piece.

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 02:30 PM

Really cool.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 02:35 PM

this really is kool. it looks like it just flows the way our “Old Glory” moves with the wind. (a very beautiful thing) really very nice piece o art. the finish looks fantastic

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 03:17 PM

Very nice piece. Great eye for following the grain with the flow of the cuts. It almost looks like you did a compound steam bend. I really like it

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 08:30 PM

I like it!!! and clock for sure, but then again I’m kinda partial to clocks….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 02:49 AM

Thanks everyone for the glowing comments. I think I will leave the clock off and call this one DONE!

No steam involved in the construction. First I took the 2×4 and turned it so the 1.5-inch face was on the band saw table. I cut it with a gentle wave. Then I turned it 90-degrees, so the 3.5-inch face was on the band saw table. I cut it following the grain of the wood.

Drill press used to make holes for the dowels. Otherwise this is all band saw and sand paper (and some finish).

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 04:12 AM

Picture 1 looks like a woman in profile. I guess I better buy some bacon tomorrow, I haven’t noticed that kind of curvaceousness in bacon before. mmmmm, women… and bacon!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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