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Project by Nate Meadows posted 700 days ago 1875 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I struggled with the decision of whether or not to upload this into my projects as I have already blogged it, http://lumberjocks.com/NateMeadows/blog/30001, and it is part of a larger project that is not done yet. However, to date it is probably the one project that has taken the most of my time so uploading own out.

It is made from Blue Mahoe, Blue Pine, Holly, Curly Katalox, Curly Maple, Cherry, and Ebonized Madrone. The veneers are 5/16 of an inch thick because they are laminated to 1/2 Baltic Birch Plywood and inlaid into the floor. If they were cut at a full 3/4 of an inch they would eventually pull themselves apart overtime as they gathered and release moisture, expanding and extracting. Being 5/16ths, the glue can manage to hold them in place.

The cables are just drawn on for now. I need to sand down the whole floor first then redraw them. I can then route inlay them in!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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CJay

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#1 posted 700 days ago

Well worth a project on it’s own. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/

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shipwright

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#2 posted 700 days ago

This looks really nice right now Nate but it will really “pop” when it finally gets finish applied.
I’m waiting to see that.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 700 days ago

Thank you CJay! Me too:).

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 700 days ago

Thank You Paul. Ya, the finish will really make is sing I thing. Right now I have it hiding under a small piece of plywood until I can get some sanding sealer on it. That holly picks up everything!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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eddie

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#5 posted 700 days ago

Nate i remember seeing the blog on this build ,this has turned out great ,looking forward to seeing it with the finish too. i know that was a tough build,just a amazing build

also thanks for you for the freedom i have .am very sorry for the wounds you received from the war in Iraq and will keep a pray for you and your family . my son is a medic serving now in the military .i know our freedom is preserved by vets like you and the many that didnt make it back home .so thanks again

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 700 days ago

This is beautiful Nate, well done! I’m also waiting for the finish to be applied!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 700 days ago

Looks really awesome Nate. Heck of a job!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 700 days ago

Eddie,

It is I who should thank you. The silent sacrifice of parents and wives, children and husbands like yourself is much harder than any we soldiers lay on the line. You have to face the unknown everyday. The fear of a phone call or a uniform knocking at the door. No, your burden is much heavier than mine. There are days I am exhausted but it is my lot. I was born to serve and God saw it differently that I wasn’t supposed to serve a full 30 years. So thank you for your sacrifice and for raising a son who was willing to give so much for our country.

I was also a medic so I know how hard it can be! My thoughts and prayers are with him and you!

Thank you for your kindness and encouragement, truly!

Very Gratefully and Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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doncutlip

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#9 posted 700 days ago

Impressive work, looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Nate Meadows

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#10 posted 700 days ago

Thanks Erwin, me too:). It will be a few months as I have several other projects in the floor that need to be done before that but it is coming.

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 700 days ago

Thank you jj.

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 700 days ago

Thank you Don, that is kind of you!

Very Gratefully and Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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JR45

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#13 posted 700 days ago

Nate
This is an incredible piece of work! I just read your blog and now understand a little about the time and effort you have invested in this project. I’m looking forward to seeing the scene when it has a finish on it.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 700 days ago

Very nice, love the work and inlaying it in end grain I’m guessing made a bit more tricky. Great work and nice post.

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

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Nate Meadows

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#15 posted 700 days ago

Jr,

Thank you very much. It is a big investment but it is worth it. I hope to get a professional photo of the whole floor when it is totally done. Then I can move the machines in and start working on the walls:)

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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