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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 927 days ago

Way cool star nice super work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 927 days ago

impressive star!

-- In God We Trust

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#4 posted 927 days ago

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 927 days ago

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 927 days ago

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 927 days ago


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 927 days ago

Good looking Texas star !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#9 posted 923 days ago

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 923 days ago

Nice work.


-- 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 923 days ago

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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