Handcarved geometric Jatoba

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Project by Arthouse posted 04-27-2014 01:06 AM 1827 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two different contracts . The first one was to make four hand carved panels 4’x 8’ that were installed on Rixon pivot hinges. They are just like glass door hinges installed in the floor and ceiling. All four were designed to revolve in a 180 degree rotation. The idea was to let them spin when the wind blows but shade the Loggia behind . I installed them with an 1/8’’ gap in-between. When I saw all four panels revolve in a strong wind it took my breath away and opened me up to the moving world of kinetics. The next contract was to make two doors and two side panels match but solid for they were the front doors to the loggia that lead to the front doors but bi fold open . I designed the doors using diamonds in the middle ,squares on the top and bottom with rectangles on the very top row like crown moulding a top or hat . I then installed the side panels on Rixon pivot hinges , hinged the doors to the side panels with 4 1/2’’ butt hinges for a graceful action closing these 150 pound doors on two pivot hinges with one finger again mesmerized me at what these hinges can hold. I now use this type of carving in a lot of my designs since I mastered the technique of carving geometric with just one two cherries gouge and a V groove chisel . I also choose Jatoba for the wood because it is an outdoor wood and it is so hard after I chip a piece off it left it shinny finish for I used no finish except to water blast the outside rails and cross members to give it an aged look but left the carving alone. I accomplished this job and was really mystified at my ability to carve and construct such a difficult undertaking. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 01:24 AM

Super job!!

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 03:10 AM




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#3 posted 04-27-2014 04:07 AM

Breathtaking design. Any close up pics of the hinges?

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 07:39 AM

Great work!

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 09:26 AM

the carved designs in the panels, sure are eye-grabbing..very pleasing doors

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 09:27 AM

oops just saw the the aprons

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 03:05 PM

Really Nice work.

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 03:13 PM

It’s very impressive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 04-27-2014 05:56 PM

Very impressive. That’s a ton of work!

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#10 posted 02-08-2015 02:16 PM

I liked it. I love a combination of a stone and a tree. Good luck.

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