More Wormy Panga-Panga... Mirror & Candle Sconces

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Project by Tedster posted 05-28-2012 02:09 AM 1413 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was making my Small Wormy Panga-Panga Tray I tried to find these, which is what I used the bulk of the Panga-Panga for, but to no avail. Well, I was doing more cleaning in my shop today (a never ending project in itself) and blew about an inch of sawdust off some stuff piled in a corner, and low and behold… look what I found. They’ve been sitting in that corner for at least 2 years. Anywayz, I gave them a quick dusting and took a few photos to share with you folks.

The mirror is finished with orange shellac and the sconces with white shellac (both Zinnser), and all of it waxed and buffed. I always did like these, don’t know why I never got around to putting them up on the wall but I think I’ll do that tomorrow.

Thanks for looking and Happy Memorial Day Everybody. To all who served, Thank You!!!

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 02:13 AM

btw, the mirror is not cracked.. that’s just a line on my shirt in the reflection. I actually went back and took a look at the mirror before I figured it out. :)

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 02:27 AM

Beautiful wood. Nice job letting the wood show itself. Good job.

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 02:46 AM

Thanks Monte, my favorite woods are those with lots of character. I sure would like to find more of this stuff, some day.

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 03:53 AM

Great Job Ted. very well done.

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 04:06 AM

I think I also own a shirt like that.
What a nice set, but what an interesting setting …

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 07:45 AM

nomercedies, you have good taste in shirts. :)

The setting is my creative space… just attached some old tools to the wall and spray painted everything flat white to make it look sort of sculpturesque – a little different than the typical “tools on the wall” decor.

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 11:30 AM

Love the character in the wood, great job Ted!

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#8 posted 05-29-2012 12:16 AM

Very nice,Ted. Great character in the wood!!

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#9 posted 05-29-2012 01:47 AM

Ted, that wood is very cool, and these projects came out nice, you did a great job. I like that shirt by the way, would go well amongst my 85+ Hawaiian shirt collection, but the wife cut me off from buying anymore so I have to buy them when shes not around :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 05-29-2012 02:54 AM

There’s a thrift store just a block away from me and they always have at least 50 Hawaiian shirts on the racks. Fortunately, because I always end up getting paint or stain on them, or tearing them, or… use your imagination, I probably dun it, LOL. If I wore them only when I’m not working on some project or another, I’d never wear them.

I just finished making a small tray that matches the candle sconces, with the sapwood stripe through the middle (I know, it’s bass ackward… but I like the look). Now I have just a few tiny pieces of the worm eaten Panga Panga left. But I still have some pretty gnarly PP that is not wormy, enough to make a neat box or two.

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