Vertical Wave in Pine

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Project by FloridaArt posted 1072 days ago 1622 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 1072 days ago

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 1072 days ago

Love it!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#3 posted 1072 days ago

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 1072 days ago

Wonderful find

-- Norman

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#5 posted 1072 days ago

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 1072 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 1072 days ago

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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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 1072 days ago

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 1072 days ago

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.

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#10 posted 1072 days ago

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 1072 days ago

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 1071 days ago

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 1071 days ago

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!

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