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"Lacework Stitching" Oak Wax Display Shelf

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 730 days ago 2558 views 25 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As we begin work on a variety of slabs and planks featuring cracks, splits, and checks it seemed like it would be a fun idea to post this project as it features a unique method of stabilizing a crack.

I made a simple rustic plank display shelf to hang at Willard Brother’s lumber for a display to sell Renaissance Wax. As is the usual trend these days – my partner Mike took a look at the piece and rambled about something to do with lace work and let’s make this more interesting so everyone who walks into the office at the lumber yard HAS to stop and look at it.

So he went to work and did a unique lacework pattern across the crack! Turned out pretty cool, we stocked it with wax and it has definitely attracted some attention.

Stay tuned, there will be some very unique butterflies, stitches, lacework, and other features pending in our upcoming summer projects!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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derosa

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#1 posted 730 days ago

Very cool idea, looks like it could be a little easier then the butterflies. Are the laces recessed into the top or attached to the surface.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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hunter71

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#2 posted 730 days ago

Isn’t imagination great!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 730 days ago

Eric,

Terrific! I like this idea so much better than bowties/butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 730 days ago

Very creative. I would think the ‘laces’ are cut into the wood with a router. then Tenons glued in and the tops shaped.
Great display.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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majuvla

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#5 posted 730 days ago

Very good idea to cover wood cracks

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Geoffrey Young

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#6 posted 730 days ago

awsome reminds me of the stiichting on the old pig skin

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 730 days ago

Great work I love it….

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

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Jorge G.

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#8 posted 730 days ago

I like it a lot too….but I wonder how good it would be to stabilize the split, seems to me the “laces” are a bit thin. could you explain your technique a bit further?

-- "It is what you do with what you know that matters" - James Krenov

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GenerationWW

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#9 posted 730 days ago

Very creative!

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Wdwerker

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#10 posted 730 days ago

Zoom in close guys! Dark dowels at the ends and the stitches are a little bit proud of the surface. Drill 2 rows of holes and glue in the dowels.
I guess that a jig and a narrow router bit makes a slot to glue the stitches in. Very nice work!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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rance

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#11 posted 729 days ago

I am mesmerized by these.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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grizzman

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#12 posted 729 days ago

really cool idea, looks unique for sure, im sure your going to get asked how you did it, and how its done…are you going to reveal how you did this or do we just guess…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jusfine

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#13 posted 729 days ago

Nicely done, I will certainly try this out! Thanks for sharing!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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pintodeluxe

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#14 posted 729 days ago

Nice project, very unique and imaginative. Is this a router inlay technique?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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diggerdelaney

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#15 posted 729 days ago

Great idea like the use of wood to stitch this piece and to form the illusion of the lace holes

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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