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Project by tyskkvinna posted 12-15-2012 01:13 AM 2622 views 8 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is kind of fun… a periodic table! :)

It is carved into Baltic Birch with a maple veneer and is fairly large… about 36 inches wide and 20 inches tall. Each element is about 1.5” square.

Usually I paint my engraving type things but I thought this stood out really well all on its own.. you can clearly read it in person and I like the natural feel it has. :)

I’m going to make a few more of these, smaller.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt





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Bagtown

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 01:20 AM

impressive.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 01:23 AM

Holy Lavoisier! This is fantastic! I work in a lab and this would be amazing right inside our front door! Excellent work!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 01:42 AM

Incredible work and the lettering is so smooth and crisp. Excellent project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 02:37 AM

Wow that’s incredible .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 02:45 AM

That is really cool, Lis. If you make more, laminate about 1/8” walnut veneer on top and glued it all over very well and then cut it so the letters and numbers will be walnut and the back will be birch or maple or some light wood!

How much time did it take to carve one this big? Did you take climb cuts around the perimeter of all the letters and numbers to keep from chipping?

They would make nice items to sell to some Chem teachers for their offices…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-15-2012 02:51 AM

Just reading Jim Jakosh’s comment. I didn’t realise this was cut on a CNC machine.
It’s still a nice project but I thought you had hand carved it all.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#7 posted 12-15-2012 03:08 AM

Very impressive work. I am sure there are plenty of places that would love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 03:13 AM

Coolest project I’ve seen on LJ’s in a long time!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 12-15-2012 03:59 AM

They would make nice TABLE tops, just add legs.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#10 posted 12-15-2012 04:34 AM

Great work, numbers are life like

-- Norman

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#11 posted 12-15-2012 11:42 AM

Awesome work, Lis!!! :D

Sheila

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

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#12 posted 12-15-2012 12:27 PM

Thanks, all! :)

Bagtown: Most of my work is CNC, and I’ve never tried to hide it.

Jim: Nope.. just went right in. I did go a LOT slower than normal to protect the veneer from chipping, though it did show itself to be sturdier than most. The interior layers were a bit more delicate though.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#13 posted 12-15-2012 12:33 PM

Very nice. It would make a great table top to complete the theme.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 12-15-2012 12:49 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Lis…. but I guess I’m going to be the one to interject with a strong piece of criticism in how you ‘should’ have done it….

....... at horizontal Group Level 1 hovering alone between Hydrogen and Helium, somewhere either above Manganese or Iron, I would have to include the nomenclature for wood, that being ….. ‘Wd – 1.3’ of course….... LOL… a little ‘tongue in cheek’ ..... The 1.3 would fit between the Hydrogen and Helium atomic numbers and incidentally is equal to the specific gravity of Snakewood, the hardest and heaviest wood (supposedly) in the world. ....

After all, you gotta give us wood-heads a little clout and standing in the world of science…..LOL

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#15 posted 12-15-2012 12:51 PM

Sorry, I didn’t mean to say that there was anything wrong with CNC.
I should have kept my mouth shut.
I programmed CNC milling machines, routers, and lathes for years.
I wish I had a mill or router to experiment with.

It is a great project.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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