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Project by bigogre posted 163 days ago 2044 views 14 times favorited 27 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 163 days ago

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 163 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 163 days ago

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 163 days ago

Amazing…! I got dizzy just looking at it…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#5 posted 163 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#6 posted 163 days ago

Ah yes I love that one…you did good

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#7 posted 163 days ago

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 163 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 163 days ago

Very nice!

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#10 posted 163 days ago

Great piece of art work.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 163 days ago

That is incredible!

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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#12 posted 163 days ago

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


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#13 posted 163 days ago

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 163 days ago

Wow…..very cool…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 163 days ago

Trippy man…

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