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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-15-2012 01:44 AM 782 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2012 01:44 AM

I’m making a chest and I’m wondering if I should have used these woods together.
I’ve lost my objectivity, help!

Does this look alright, please be honest.
Of course it’s not complete, and the top two layers aren’t glued up yet.
I need to know if this is something you like, or if I over did it.

I plan to do something with decorative dowels after it’s done. Every other non end grain will get a couple contrasting dowels.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 11-15-2012 01:50 AM

My thought would be to stick to two colors or types of wood. If it gets too busy with color, the eye is drawn away from the design and focused on contrasts.

But that may just be me. Do what you like, that’s all that counts.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 01:51 AM

Well….it isn’t for me. Not to say it looks bad, or doesn’t “work”. All that really matters is that you, or the recipient likes it.

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 01:58 AM

Russell…you are a special guy who contributes tons to our wonderful community.

You are good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people love you.

But…

...nice Craftsman tool box!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 01:59 AM

Too much huh Jay.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 02:00 AM

All I can say is that in my mind it’s beautful. I think I’ll go ahead and finish it and put a gloss on it, lol. It may turn out great.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 02:06 AM

You made and you like it that’s all that counts.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-15-2012 02:06 AM

A little bit, Russell. It might turn out though.

Oh, and you aren’t the only person that “improves” upon the designs. I’ve had my fair share of “what was I thinking?” moments.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#8 posted 11-15-2012 02:07 AM

You never come to your senses before the glue dries man. I just hate to waste that padauk.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#9 posted 11-15-2012 02:11 AM

Rus, don’t waste it.. just repurpose it!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 11-15-2012 02:22 AM

Russell, I think this project is “mind boggling”, its like a rectangular butcher block with substance and definitely screams busy but I think there are times when people don’t scream and should ?

I like art, when eyes meet canvass, …..makes people think : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 11-15-2012 02:43 AM

like many projects
the beauty only comes out when it is finished
that’s when all the details shine

hard to say now
as it is still in process

worst case scenario

take it late at night
and set it to the curb

in front of someone else’s house

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-15-2012 03:47 AM

Russell, below is the first project I ever posted here. ‘Nuff said. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 11-15-2012 03:56 AM

Russ, If it bothers you then just put a stain over the whole thing to even it out some and then you could
do some orange shellac and then some Briwax…maybe a light brown. In the end cutting down on contrast
or just repurpose the whole project…...you know I like it because of the contrast. Often I have made a
little change to make a project fit a specific need. That is key!

-- WoodyG

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#14 posted 11-15-2012 04:08 AM

I did a little damage control and I like it. Seems to make it more organized and less busy.
The old way:

The new way:

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#15 posted 11-15-2012 04:13 AM

Russ, you stated before that this project was unplanned and you went with the changes as they occurred. I think this is one project that has to just form and not one you can really doubt yourself on half way. Go with your gut and take it the rest of the way. Clearly it wants to be made.

My nickel…

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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