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Project by Hybridwoodwork posted 295 days ago 1428 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Done!
This was a lot of work but also a lot of fun!
The slab was maple and well seasoned, finished with a mahogany polyshades and air dried on the interstate in the back of the truck on its way to being delivered.
Customer needed it for an upcoming bonsai show…I’m going to try to get to the show next weekend to get a photo with the tree on it!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 295 days ago

Great work. Did you sand, grind or sandblast the holes after you drilled them?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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PittsburghTim

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#2 posted 294 days ago

That’s a really cool stand. It would make a beautiful stand for any sort of artwork. Very nice.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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david38

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#3 posted 294 days ago

looks great

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 294 days ago

Very cool!

In the first pic, I thought the dimensions of this was WAY bigger – kind of like a coffee table size. Then I saw the router pic and it came into focus.

Very cool design!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 294 days ago

That’s a nice piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 294 days ago

Wow that is great,,, what a transformation. A real work of art!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 294 days ago

Unique stand and well done, very good.

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 294 days ago

Oh this is going into favorites folder, nice design. Did you allow for drainage?

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#9 posted 293 days ago

Very attractive and quite unique stand!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Mark55

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#10 posted 293 days ago

That is really nice. I love it. How did you machine out the inside?

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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Hybridwoodwork

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#11 posted 293 days ago

Thanks everybody…addressing some of the questions, Monte- a sandblaster did cross my mind but I haven’t tried one yet…after drilling the center was routed out with a straight bit and the extended lexan base seen in the picture, then with a forstner bit in the drill press and finally a grinder with a sanding attachment. Once the center was removed, a sharpie marker to lay out the “roots” and then a jigsaw to unround the holes. A carving gouge and knife to shape some of the roots, then grind, sand, dremel, carve, repeat. sand, sand, sand and finish. Voila!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 292 days ago

Wow! That’s artwork, it looks amazing. Very unique and marvelous stand, a showstopper for sure. Excellent work!

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 278 days ago

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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