fire place mantle

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Project by shopslave posted 186 days ago 950 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine liked the natural contrast of the chess board and comissioned a fire place mantle from the 2 species, gave me some creative controll, i got a little crazy with the crown molding but he liked it and i got to try crown making fundimentles :-)

-- clamps dammit!! i need more clamps!!

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#1 posted 186 days ago

Hey, that is absolutely fantastic, what a great job! He would have had to like that! Well done, give yourself a pat on the back…..I wish I had that much talent!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#2 posted 186 days ago

wow, that is amazingly beautiful, love the contrasting woods, no wonder your friend loved it, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#3 posted 186 days ago

That is quite an accomplishment … Interesting way to do the dental molding.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 186 days ago

Man that is a beautiful fireplace mantel! I’ll bet he’s very pleased with it!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 186 days ago

Very cool,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 186 days ago


Showing great attention to detail. Very careful and precise.

I think this description fits, well done!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 186 days ago

That is one fine fireplace mantel!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#9 posted 185 days ago

How did you make such fine miter cuts on that bullnose section? It looks too big for a shooting board.

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#10 posted 185 days ago

The noseing is 1 1/2” by 3 1/2” and i cut ut on my bosch 12” glide with a tight grip, slow pressure and fresh blade :-)

-- clamps dammit!! i need more clamps!!

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