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Project by Vandy posted 441 days ago 1922 views 36 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Map of the World

I estimate that this map took me 1 million hours to complete. (+/- 999,000 hours)

I used a lot of different exotic woods for this project to give it a contrast of colors.

Of the larger countries:
Canada – Paduak
Russia – Goncalo Alves
China – Bloodwood
Brazil – Yellowheart
USA – Stained Quartersawn White Oak
Australia – Black heart
India – Teak
Greenland – Birdseye Maple
Antarctica – Eucalyptus

Other woods include:
Purpleheart, Cocobola, Leapardwood, African Mahogany, Wenge, Birdseye Maple, Holly, Honduras Rosewood, Bocote, Bubinga, Canarywood, Ipe, Chechen, Cumaru, East Indian Rosewood, Jatoba, Figured Walnut, Osage Orange, Shedua, Zebrawood,

The Frame measures 8×4 feet and was probably the most difficult part – the outer frame was made from Beech and the longitude and latitude lines were alder as they bend well when steamed.

Lastly, I added RGB LED lighting behind the continents to glow into the wall and outline the continents at night. This greatly added to the difficulty but was definitely well worth it.





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Brandon

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#1 posted 441 days ago

I like this a lot! How big is this?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 441 days ago

Very very cool excellent work.

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Gibernak

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#3 posted 441 days ago

Just wow. That is so cool. Is a very good idea and it looks great

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Paul Lajoie

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#4 posted 441 days ago

One o the best World Maps I’ve seen! Can we see a picture of it lit up? Also what are the dimensions?

Paul

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Marcus

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#5 posted 441 days ago

Wow. This makes me want to get a scroll saw.

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mtenterprises

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#6 posted 441 days ago

Need to add “U.N.C.L.E.” at the bottom.

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WoodCop

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#7 posted 441 days ago

Holy ish, thats outstanding!

-- “Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle.”

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Vandy

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#8 posted 441 days ago

The map measures 8×4 feet and takes up a fairly large wall. I’ll take some pics of the lighting soon and add them

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Jason

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#9 posted 441 days ago

That is fantastic! Great work.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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dpow

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#10 posted 441 days ago

Impressive work…..and here I thought the world was round. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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Dakkar

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#11 posted 441 days ago

Nice map. You don’t state the size, but it looks like it takes up a pretty good bit of wall space. That’s the sort of thing businesses like to put in their lobby areas. Too bad it takes 685 years to make one. If you could produce a quantity of them I’m sure they’d sell.

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NaptownWood

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#12 posted 441 days ago

This is awesome! It must have been difficult keeping up with the tectonic plates shifting on you during the build….

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 441 days ago

Vandy,

This is a very impressive map. We’d love to see more pictures. Maybe you could do close-ups of each continent.

You should get together with fellow LJ Marco and display your map along with his globe.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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stefang

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#14 posted 441 days ago

Wow, this is a great looking map. With it’s size, you could probably sell it to Specter. Seriously, an impressive job and great result on this very large piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 440 days ago

Hello Vandy

This is an impressive work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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