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Project by Woodenwizard posted 732 days ago 1977 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is here visiting from CT. and wanted to make some wine balancers. And because I just finished my veneer press, we started off the first one with some simple marquetry to see how the press worked. The sailboat should fit in nicely in Mystic, CT. The press worked GREAT! We then tried a little different style with some curves. Turned out pretty niffty. And finally did several with some scrollsawing. I think we ended up making about a dozen altogether. It was great hanging out with my son in the shop.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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jerrells

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#1 posted 732 days ago

They look great

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Max

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#2 posted 732 days ago

John,

They all turned out very nice, I especially like the crab and light house ones. Sounds like you had a nice and productive time with your son….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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kiefer

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#3 posted 732 days ago

John
I looked at the press last night and it turned out great and by the looks of it it works well for you .
The balancers are all very nice but the one in the second and third pic is my favorite , very unique .
Yes it’s always nice to spend time in the shop with your son and when things go this well it’s even better .
Enjoy the visit and the good memories .

-- Kiefer 松

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shipwright

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#4 posted 732 days ago

Nice pieces John.
Good to see the press working out well.
You’ve captured the soul of the sailboat simply and perfectly.

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

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#5 posted 732 days ago

Nice marketry,especialy one curved shaped balancer

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Lenny

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#6 posted 732 days ago

Wow John, these are beautiful. You nonchalantly say that you made about a dozen of them but they are clever and quite artistic. Crabs, lighthouses and even a curved one that at first does not seem nautical but could certainly represent a big wave. Very nicely done. I’m looking forward to getting together when you return the favor and visit your son.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Roger

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#7 posted 732 days ago

All very nice. Good memories in the shop. I like the wave the best

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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LittlePaw

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#8 posted 732 days ago

I like your balancers very much, John, especially the one on the 2nd photo. Well done!! ! !

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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grfrazee

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#9 posted 732 days ago

I’m a big fan of the (maple & walnut?) one in the 2nd and 3rd pics.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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scrollingmom

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#10 posted 731 days ago

Love those, great job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 594 days ago

Excelent Job John. Those is art in wood. Y was to try copy some…if I´can.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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