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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 651 days ago 502 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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651 days ago

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 651 days ago

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 651 days ago

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 651 days ago

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 651 days ago

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

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 651 days ago

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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