Working At Cross Purposes II

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First thanks all for your comments on Working At Cross were so kind, I got in the TOP 3..and it delighted me.
Now for this piece. I am calling it Working at Cross Purposes II is the same design, but “airier” so that ya’ll can see a little more of the “engineering” behind the scenes. Hope you enjoy it and your eyes do the happy dance!
Sapele about 10 inches diam and about 3/8ths inch thick

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 12:55 PM

WOW! Another incredible piece! How many hours are you putting into these?

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 01:13 PM

Very neat, thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 01:54 PM

This is really beautiful too! I love sepele! It absolutely shimmers when finished properly. I bet in person this piece is even more stunning! Just lovely!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:58 PM

mmh: way too many!! tho this one took much less as it was a copy of the one before. I did not have to design, figure angles, alignments, etc. plus all the “jigs” etc. were already made.

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 02:05 PM

Very excellent. The center piece looks a bit darker. Is it a separate or different type/piece of wood?
It is obvious that you put a lot of thought and effort into creating this.

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 02:06 PM

I am guessing an indexed router jig? Cut in one pass, or hog out the middle and then cut to final width? I would love to see the jigs.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 02:16 PM

Hi Greg (adore your boxes) The center piece is turned from separate wood and inserted. Thanks for your comments

WDwerker..there are really no jigs as you think of them, that’s why I put the word jig in quotes.

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 02:36 PM

these are so amazing another winner,very cool.

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 03:00 PM

I swear it’s moving, and beautiful!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 04:22 PM

Both of these are really wonderful – I want to pick this one up and run my finger through the grooves. A great honor to the wood.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 05:45 PM

I think this one is even better than the first !

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 08:03 PM

These are both wonderful…would love to see how you do these. Thanks for sharing!

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 10:49 PM

Very well done.

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#15 posted 07-08-2012 12:30 AM

Very very nice Michelle.
There is a very soothing appearance to these. I like ‘em.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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