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Project by KnickKnack posted 293 days ago 2164 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I’m in the middle of what will be called, when I’m gone, my “triangle” phase.
I’m enjoying how triangles intersect to create new angles, and how that creates spaces between the angles, and how they have an “arrow” like quality which can go with, or against, the grain patterns in the wood.
I’ve also wondered for a while how a “ladder” like separation of parts using barbecue sticks would look.
So I created this.
The wife said ”it’s a sculpture”, until I added the pencil. Now, at least in theory, it actually has a purpose.

The colour in actual life is somewhat between the “brown” and the “black” you see (depended on flash or not) – without the flash you can’t see all the action going on in the oak – after fuming I sanded with 1000 to get just some of the wood back down to pre-fuming colour.

I have a bunch of construction pictures, but it’s just 6 bits of wood and a slice of veneer glued together with a bunch of sticks, so I don’t think they really add much. This one is quite amusing though…

Bookmatched oak at a slight angle with rottenstone highlights after fuming.
Bookmatched ash with a sliver of unknown veneer.
Finished with linseed oil.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 293 days ago

I liked your previous project/piece more? I see you’re experimenting between organic and linear forms. For me I seem to gravitate toward organic when using figured wood and linear when doing architectural/construction type of woodwork. Hope this makes sense. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 293 days ago

I like this piece. It’s very creative.

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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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 293 days ago

Very COOL design…

What will it hold?

Dry (imitation) flowers, etc.?

Nice wood & Finish!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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stefang

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#4 posted 293 days ago

I like it a lot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#5 posted 293 days ago

Very hip design. Are those toothpics?? Very kool build. This would look nice on anybodies desktop

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dakremer

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#6 posted 293 days ago

Not the “mind the gap” I was hoping for. KCCO

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 293 days ago

WE ALL SHOULD make a few things; JUST BECAUSE we want to.

I thnk it is neat, EVEN if it really has a purpose or has no PURPOSE!

-- just rjR

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pimpson

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#8 posted 292 days ago

Very nice chive on.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 292 days ago

I like em, cute little projects. Nicely crafted.

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

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Rick

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#10 posted 292 days ago

Very Nice My Man!! (aka Rick).

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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KnickKnack

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#11 posted 292 days ago

What will it hold?

A few pencils/pens.

Are those toothpics?

2.6mm barbeque sticks – I think they’re bamboo – hell to saw or cut since they just want to fall into slivers. But a nice grain pattern of dots at the end.

Not the “mind the gap” I was hoping for

No idea what you mean, I hope :-)

Very Nice My Man!! (aka Rick).

Nice to see you back after your holidays :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Rick

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#12 posted 291 days ago

Thank You Kind Sir!! Decided to go with ”Richard” Seeing as how My Mother & Father Probably put a lot of thought into The Name. ;-)

PS: Your Project Should Have Been Into The “Top Three”!!!

EDIT: I just went looking for it in ”Projects”. Had to go SIX Pages to find it. Posted only ONE Day Ago. YIKES!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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KnickKnack

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#13 posted 245 days ago

The wife suggested I post this as a new project – “Exterminate!”.

I was tempted, but resisted :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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