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Project by JamesVavra posted 354 days ago 990 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was commissioned by a church. The design was left to me, but they did ask that it fit into their mission. Their congregation is heavily populated by diverse immigrant groups that I represented with the multitude of different species of wood. The three beams of light represent the Conversion of Paul on the Road to Damascus, which is apropos to this particular group.

Tesera are comprised of Walnut, Cherry, rosewood, tulipwood, purpleheart, silver maple, rock maple, zebrawood, bocote, bubinga, bamboo, hickory, and a touch of ebony. They vary in thickness to add some additional texture and

Finish is a few coats of blonde shellac and then it’s been top coats with a satin, water-borne poly.

James





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shopmania

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#1 posted 354 days ago

Nice concept! Well done!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 354 days ago

That is very nice, James. Good eye!
I’m sure the congregation love’s it. I know I do.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 354 days ago

Very nice – the background reminds me of a coat of many colors … ;)

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#4 posted 353 days ago

Very pretty. I like how the blocks are different thicknesses as well as different species.

-- Robb

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BGW

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#5 posted 353 days ago

So creative…well done, James.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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#6 posted 351 days ago

Great idea and design, very creative. Like the wonderful colors and the texture. A great interpretation to their mission.

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#7 posted 346 days ago

Really nice and some wonderful thoughts behind it.
Sure it will light up in that church.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 171 days ago

I,just love the decorated panel, it’s is such an interesting and amazing piece of art. My plan is to add a frame instead of speakers stand to a similar piece I’m working on. Nice work, keep em coming.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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