A Little Tear

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Project by bluemax posted 09-24-2012 01:40 AM 1606 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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#1 posted 09-24-2012 01:45 AM

I love the whimsical. And very nice work.

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 01:50 AM

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

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 02:06 AM

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

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 02:27 AM

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

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 02:39 AM

Outstanding work and idea

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 03:04 AM


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#7 posted 09-24-2012 03:48 AM

Very nice work !

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 05:38 AM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 09-24-2012 04:39 PM

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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#10 posted 09-24-2012 09:43 PM

beautifully clever… bees over lady bugs…

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

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 04:19 PM

Incredible work…bravo!

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