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Project by Bill posted 11-11-2013 11:15 PM 2731 views 15 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 2’ x 2’ wall hanging made of walnut and maple. Took about twenty hours of work to finish this, and also all of my patience. The biggest challenge was in the glue up. Nothing ever looked flat! At one point I was beating it with a mallet to flatten it, and when I finally got it, I was actually knocking it out of flat by a quarter inch.

This project really made me smile when it was finished. And feel slightly disoriented.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 11:25 PM

NICE….....I sorta know how you did this, but did you make any kind of jig/pattern to make the cuts? However you did it, you did it well!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 11:26 PM

I can really understand why you felt like that. Great job and you have much more patience than I do.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 11:35 PM

I had someone draw me up a pattern with CAD, and made a hard template off of the printout. Set marks 1/2 inch apart on both sides of a 2 foot square maple board. With a very sharp pencil trace out the pattern at each mark. Then I attached this maple board on top of a piece of walnut the same size with two faced tape. number all the lines on the maple so you don’t get lost, and then cut with a band saw. A scroll saw wouldn’t work for me because I don’t have the clearance. I barely had clearance on my band saw.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 11:35 PM

Amazing…! I got dizzy just looking at it…

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 11:41 PM

I thought it was a cutting board at first !! LOL
Great optical illusion on the up close pics : )

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

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 11:44 PM

Ah yes I love that one…you did good

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 12:01 AM

simple in concept but difficult to do. Well done.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 12:06 AM

Wow that’s super cool ,it makes me smile too.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-12-2013 12:11 AM

Very nice!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

#10 posted 11-12-2013 12:27 AM

Great piece of art work.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 12:39 AM

That is incredible!

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#12 posted 11-12-2013 12:56 AM

Really nice effect. You ever try with different thicknesses? This project looks like a time muncher. :)


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#13 posted 11-12-2013 01:07 AM

My eyes hurt but my mouth is smiling. Great job.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 11-12-2013 01:41 AM

Wow…..very cool…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 11-12-2013 04:17 AM

Trippy man…

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