Gracie lectern #4: 3rd degree black belt

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 05-03-2010 06:33 AM 1332 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This weekend I put a pretty big dent in the progress on this project. I inlayed the patches and also carved the belt. For those of you just tuning into this project the materials are Natural Bamboo, Amber Bamboo (belt), maple (inlay on padauk patch) and Padauk. There’s a ton of sanding left to do and a whole section of marquetry. After that the belt and letters need dyed black and the box needs to be dyed white. That will be quite the project in itself.

As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 06:38 AM

U da woodman!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 06:50 AM

As Always, a beautiful piece in the making. Very impressive design and great craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 07:45 AM

excellent ,
design ,
and craftsmanship !

well done ,

-- 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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#4 posted 05-03-2010 01:11 PM

Wow that is a lot of work , looks great.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 02:00 PM

That is just awesome.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 05-03-2010 02:16 PM

As always great work, you are a very talented woodworker Keith

-- Joanne, New York,

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#7 posted 05-03-2010 05:31 PM


I always admire your skillful inlay work.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 05-03-2010 05:36 PM

Dang, that is really nice.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 05-03-2010 09:16 PM

Keith; Looking great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 05-03-2010 10:29 PM

Keith i was just telling Heidi you need to move over for her mate but that belt inlay is fantastic work the fine detail is stunning and do you hand carve the letter inlays ??????

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#11 posted 05-04-2010 08:42 PM

Gets better all the time

Thanks for the update


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