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Project by Aaron McCain posted 11-23-2011 08:48 AM 1581 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m not sure if this pattern has a name, but it reminds of the checkerboard border around a 1950’s diner. The woods are maple and purpleheart. The purple heart tried to go a little squirrely on me, but we got it tamed down just fine.





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degoose

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 09:57 AM

Named or not… nice work… love this pattern… nicely done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 11:21 AM

Great work, I agree with Larry. I like this pattern.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 01:19 PM

I really like this pattern…....nice work

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 03:25 PM

Very nice! The pattern is very classic looking and I also like the curved edges.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 03:52 PM

Great job!! Also like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 04:41 PM

Nicely done. It may just be the lighting (or the lack of oxidation at this point), but your purpleheart likes so brown that I mistook it for walnut.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Michael Wilson

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 05:57 PM

Indeed. I thought the same thing JoeinDE.

Love the pattern. It came out remarkably crisp.

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#8 posted 11-24-2011 12:31 AM

Your CB design is a nice retro design. Did the purple heart change color when you finished it? I have had some purpleheart boards that turned a shade ot two. Nive work.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 11-24-2011 03:35 AM

Very cool design – nicely done!

Jeff

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 11-24-2011 10:04 PM

I like it !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Aaron McCain

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#11 posted 11-29-2011 06:48 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. this is the first time that I have worked with purpleheart and it became brown pretty quickly. It looked nice and purple to start with, but as I worked it became browner (more brown??) If I hold a piece of walnut up next to it you can see that it is purple, but when it stands alone it looks pretty brown.

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