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Project by ohwoodeye posted 331 days ago 807 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this on Lumberjocks a while ago and I just had to make it.
original was made by drunkenwoodworker http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83027
The original version had 1” square tiles and therefore he had to make the chamfers with a grinder. I wanted to use a router table so I opted to make my tiles 2” square for safety.
Now its super huge and heavy and I’m not sure where I’m going to hang it….almost 40”x40”
Anyway, my son and I had a blast making it and it tore him away from video games for a while.
44 Maple squares
62 Walnut
64 African Mahogany
All tiles chamfered and glued to 3/4” oak plywood and framed.
I sprayed on Laquer. I probably should have used sanding sealer first because my Maple darkened quite a bit losing some of the effect. The image almost appears better at an angle (pic 4) than when you look straight at it (pic 1).
Either way it was fun. I asked drunkenwoodworker to make a Donkey-Kong next so I can copy that idea as well.
Thanks for looking.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI





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wdsrk

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#1 posted 331 days ago

I like that super mario, it give me some ideas for other 8-bit pictures (not necessarily video games)

and i made you a donkey kong:

can you work with that?

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WMD2006

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#2 posted 331 days ago

Very cool! I built a Wood Man from Mega Man 2 a little while ago but never thought of the beveled tiles.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/87938

-- -MDWhite

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Drunken Woodworker

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#3 posted 328 days ago

Beautiful! Great work and I’m glad I could be an inspiration!

-- Visit my blog at http://drunkenwoodworker.com

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