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Project by Bill posted 07-26-2013 03:30 PM 1991 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board started out as a concept that I did not quite understand, and after completion I ended up more confused as to why it works.

Started out with 2 inch thick curly maple 30×12, ripped down the middle into two pieces 6×30.

Center stripe inserted of 2 purple heart strips 1×2 x 30 and one central stripe of curly maple at 1×30 x 2.

A diagonal cut was made, Didn’t pay attention to what the angle was, probably should have made a note of that.

Made several identical strips and flipped every other one to form a zig zag patten

After glue up, reflattened the board and cut new diagonals in the zig zag pattern, the flipped every other one, making a kind of wavy zag.

Didn’t like the look of it, so I flipped every other two, and it came out pretty cool.

Still don’t understand why it works.

Hope you like it, sorry if the instructions are confusing, next time I will take pictures. Pictures are better.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 03:38 PM

Success bigogre!

The zoom features gives a fantastic perspective of your
fine work bigogre.

Me likey.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 03:39 PM

Ain’t playing fun! Have to do it again. LOL! ( take pictures ? to help figure it out)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 03:59 PM

Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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CalgaryGeoff

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 04:27 PM

Vert cool restarts. It looks like a second generation board pattern. I like it, keep posting.

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

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GerardoArg1

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 04:46 PM

Pfiuuuu! That really is a unique design. Nice job. Stay tuned for more.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 05:22 PM

Looks like you have some Ambrosia along with the curls : ) That is a beautiful looking board and I’ve never seen that design before now : ) Added to my Favorites.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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degoose

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#7 posted 07-26-2013 06:44 PM

Definitely “Second Generation Chevron board”
Here is one I prepared earlier…

I really like your version…and love the way you used concave sides… very hip…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Porchfish

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#8 posted 07-26-2013 06:51 PM

Very nice my friend, very innovative yet not at all too busy gorgeously carried out ! Maple and purple heart ! great color combination !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Roger

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#9 posted 07-26-2013 09:40 PM

Flippin fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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SASmith

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#10 posted 07-26-2013 09:43 PM

I like what you came up with.
Have you read the Clarence Rannefeld book on the subject or seen this blog?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Bill

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#11 posted 07-26-2013 10:25 PM

Just checked out that blog, Might try it that way next time. This board was supposed to be made into segments for a vase, but I didn’t have the balls to make the mitered staves, so I left it as a board.

@degoose… have you ever tried “third generation”? something else I didn’t have the guts to try.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 07-26-2013 10:54 PM

Regardless how you did it, it’s awesome.

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

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steliart

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#13 posted 07-26-2013 11:51 PM

much more interesting design than the rest

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Gary

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#14 posted 07-26-2013 11:59 PM

Absolutely stunning. The more one studies it, the better it gets.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Buckethead

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#15 posted 07-27-2013 12:15 AM

The accidental masterpiece! Very well done.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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