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Project by Alexander Valle-Albert posted 1046 days ago 1822 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi people,

After I posted here a Lignum Vitae mortar a couple of days ago, a fellow woodworker send me a PM asking me to post here this piece… I have posted it in others forums…so, some of you may probably have seen it… but almost sure others don’t. It is Lignum Vitae decorated with others 9 very dense and rare woods from the Caribbean. It is 63” tall and 25” wide; made of solid genuine lignum vitae and the weight of the piece is 97 pounds. It took me over 1,300 hours to complete and two and a half years of part-time work. The finish is Danish Oil and dark brown wax.
As you will probably see, it has some Islamic and Baroque influence… especially Bargueño style decoration (to see some Spanish Bargeños examples, click this link: ).

BTW, not all my woodworking is like this piece… but sometimes it is fun to make something really different and challenging.

Thanks for looking and any comment would be appreciate.


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#1 posted 1046 days ago

I’m humbled!

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#2 posted 1046 days ago

Amazing! Thanks for showing it.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#3 posted 1046 days ago


-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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#4 posted 1046 days ago

What a beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing, Alexander.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#5 posted 1046 days ago

That is something to be proud of,the patience it must have taken to complete without hurrying…awesome.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#6 posted 1046 days ago

A Beautiful Masterpiece! Bravo!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1046 days ago

Wonderful detail and artistry. An extremely fine piece of work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 1046 days ago

You are in a league of your own. Never seen anything like it.

-- Billp

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#9 posted 1046 days ago

Almost never seen anything like it.


Only in museums. Wow.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#10 posted 1046 days ago

Thanks you guys for your kind words.

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#11 posted 1046 days ago

That is amazing!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 1031 days ago

As a Bahamian, Lignum Vitae is very near and dear to my heart… This is a beautiful way of honouring the “king” of woods. I salute you!

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#13 posted 1031 days ago

What a marvelous piece! Your workmanship is impeccable and I can see only perfection in the whole piece! Exceedingly well done!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#14 posted 947 days ago

That’s really fabulous. Very different from anything I’ve seen so far.


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#15 posted 282 days ago

Wow that’s beautiful!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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