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A Little Tear

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Project by bluemax posted 677 days ago 948 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hexagonal Tabouret that I designed to sit next to my arm chair. It’s made of Beech, an under appreciated and under utilized, domestic species. The marquetry is a 1,2,4 basket weave pattern with a tear in it and bees coming through onto the surface. I’m extremely pleased with this. The proportions are spot on and the interplay between the six legs and the arches is an unexpected bonus as you walk around the piece. Also the marquetry has a whimsical feel to it but if I do it again I think that I’ll have Ladybugs instead of Bees. Any opinions?

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!





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rance

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#1 posted 677 days ago

I love the whimsical. And very nice work.

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#2 posted 677 days ago

Incredible work. Distinctive doesn’t even begin to describe your one of a kind art piece.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 677 days ago

very well done … like bees fine, but lady bugs would be cool too and add a little color

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Jim Sellers

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#4 posted 677 days ago

yes, I have an opinion. Spectacular! I have similar ideas. We think a lot alike. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- J.C.Sellers

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 677 days ago

Outstanding work and idea

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Bagtown

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#6 posted 677 days ago

wow.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 677 days ago

Very nice work !

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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shipwright

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#8 posted 677 days ago

I like the legs.

...and your marquetry is very nice.

How are you doing your cutting? Knife? Scroll saw? Other?

Your shading is working very well also.

Good work.

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

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Kookaburra

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#9 posted 676 days ago

Oh, I like the beees – almost as if they are climing out of their hive. This one made me smile.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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dustyal

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#10 posted 676 days ago

beautifully clever… bees over lady bugs…

I really appreciate not only your art, but your construction skills…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Lee Hartwig

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#11 posted 313 days ago

Incredible work…bravo!

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