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Project by Rick George posted 01-09-2012 at 09:40 PM 1627 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Learned to make this star from Pete at the Woodcraft store in Austin, Texas. The center star is made from mesquite, the middle star is made from ambrosia maple and the border star is made from walnut. From point to point the star measures about 40 inches and is quite heavy. It is formed from many unusual angles and requires a buddy to perform the glue-ups.

I love the star and hope to make more, but first I want to fashion some jigs that would make it more one-person friendly.

Many thanks to Pete.

-- Rick





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#2 posted 01-09-2012 at 11:34 PM

Way cool star nice super work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 at 08:51 AM

impressive star!

-- In God We Trust

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 at 08:55 AM

Outstanding work Rick!

I’ve been wanting to do a Texas Star to compliment my bosses living room, but I’m not confident enough in my skills yet.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 at 09:09 AM

Thanks, guys, for the comments.

Dallas: Check with Woodcraft in Austin to find out when Pete’s next class will be. He can help with the confidence part.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 at 12:10 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 01-10-2012 at 12:18 PM

Rick;

Great project. Bet it takes an octopus for the glue up ?

Thanks for sharing!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 at 12:30 PM

Good looking Texas star !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 at 06:01 AM

Like the combinations of wood. These are so easy to make. Using one type of wood usually takes about 30 minutes, multiple woods just add glue up time.

-- Medicaid Carpenter

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 at 06:17 AM

Nice work.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 at 06:33 AM

Thanks Rick, I live about 120 miles from there. I’ll have to muddle through the best I can.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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