40th Anniversary Puzzle

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 10-17-2012 06:57 PM 1217 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone I designed and made this piece for Malayna the DJ at the station I am doing a project with.
Her parents 40th Anniversary is coming up and she wanted me to make something for them, so I designed this for her and she loves it. The 40 is the puzzel and it is all made with sycamore wood. I reallly like the grain on this piece of wood.
Thanks for stopping bye Dennis

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-17-2012 07:20 PM

Really cool. How long does it take to cut that out. Patience is a premium.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 08:43 PM

What finish did you use on that? Thnx in advance. That grain really pop pops!

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

#3 posted 10-17-2012 08:47 PM

It is finished with Watco Danish Oil Natural and it took about three hours to cut forget the design time.

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 10:01 PM

Beautiful beautiful job. The sycamore grain is really nice and again, a fine piece of work!

I am sure her parents will love it!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 10:45 PM

Dennis, that is sharp! That sycamore is certainly a perfect wood for this project.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 10-18-2012 01:57 AM

That is the coolest thing you guys have ever posted!!! That is also the nicest QS sycamore I’ve seen. You all did a spectacular job! By the way my fortieth is coming up soon ;-)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 01:58 AM

beautiful. i wish i had your patience. great gift

-- wiser1934, new york

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#8 posted 10-18-2012 04:02 AM

That is way too cool. Congrats 2 the 40’s!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#9 posted 10-19-2012 12:47 PM

Dennis that looks awesome, a fine job, thanks for sharing it with us.

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