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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-15-2012 07:00 PM 517 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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11-15-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks for your input on this project guys. What looked good in my head seemed too much in reality so I’m toning down and getting rid of my end grain glue up issue at the same time.

Here is what I had originally planned.

However seeing that this had issues, I decided to do this instead.

I think this makes it more subdued. The next board looks better as walnut, but that throws any symmetry right off unless followed by an oak board but then we’re getting too high. Maybe I should just go get one more padauk board.

Opinions welcome…..please.

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


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 07:10 PM

I actually think it’d be cool to just have five horizontal boards, from bottom to top…

oak/walnut/padauk/walnut/oak

You fixed your issue with the expansion, but I don’t care for the checkerboard look…probably because I never won a game of chess or checkers as a kid.

Such things in life scar us permanently.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 07:17 PM

I may end up doing that Jay. Those small pieces can be cut diagonal and glued up and turned on my lathe.

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

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 02:55 AM

The light color board on the bottom (red oak with mineral streak?) looks out of place to my eye, Russell. All the others relate to another, but the white just sits there.

I don’t know what this is, but it is cool.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 03:44 AM

That oak will have a darker or a redish stain Lee so it’ll be better.

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

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 03:44 PM

Righto.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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