The Elements - "Earth"

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Project by ATWilliams posted 03-29-2008 08:27 PM 2293 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Table is one in a set of 4 entitled “The Elements”. They are aptly entitled, Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.

In this piece I wanted to do somthing more creative with the base, I have wanted to do a piece for a while with 2 Sumo wrestlers holding up the top. I read that Somo wrestlers draw thier energy and power from the earth, so what better way to desplay this element.

The top is solid Mahogany, to signify the earthy feel and tones, the strips between are solid Paduak and Wenge. the base is hand carved solid Red Oak.

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 08:30 PM

Another nice one! That sumo is a great touch!

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 08:39 PM

I love the concept of the four elements, some nice craving


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#3 posted 03-29-2008 09:01 PM

This is another gorgeous post. I assume that Fire is going to be posted in the near term. These really are more works of art than simple woodworking pieces. The inlays add such nice details to the table. Your carvings are excellent.

thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 12:51 AM

Very nice. My only critique would be that I find the grain difference on the one piece of mahogany a bit distracting. Otherwise it’s a wonderful piece.

-- Chelle

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 03:02 AM

I am impressed, did you ever do a tutorial on inlays? I am still hoping to learn how to do that

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 03:27 AM

Wow. Up to your usual high standard.

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 04:04 AM

Nice work. What are the dimensions?

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." --

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 06:28 PM

Thanks Cheller, I actually noticed that as well as I was glueing it up. I was was origionally going to leave it out but since I sort of grabbed the Mahogany boards randomly, and the face that I was looking to show the various earthy tones, I opted to just run with it … I hope it is not too destracting …

Roman, I am currently working on the inlay tutorial, it will be completed soon …

Demensions – 36” X 30” X 17

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#9 posted 04-19-2008 03:32 PM

wow what a cool idea for a table.i love it.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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