Drink twice, cut seven times...???

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Project by hotncold posted 07-06-2014 04:20 PM 4388 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to take a break from tackling those boards made by the Masters (Degoose, JL7, SPalm, Patron and others). Did someone mention those things are difficult to glue up?

In any case, this looked like one that might be a little easier to glue.
As you can see from these pics, I should have stopped with 1 drink! While gluing the two boards together, I got a little “slippage” that went unnoticed until too late.

I do like the extreme contrast of the maple and padauk and when you put the finish on, man does it pop!
I’ll try this again (with the noted changes)!
Thanks everyone.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 05:06 PM

Really nice work Dennie…...and you’re right, that Padauk really pops. What’s next?

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 07-06-2014 05:16 PM

Me thinks you are a little too critical.
Boy that lumber and finish look good. The construction does too.
You are hooked on these things :)


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 07-06-2014 06:00 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 07-06-2014 06:08 PM

Hello hotncold

Great work

I like this design and the padauk is really nice

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 07-06-2014 07:17 PM

what I think is that you need more drinks. that is awesome. a couple more drinks and you might think of something really bizarre. I like the bizarre.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 07:30 PM

Great rendition of a Porovsky classic…
I need to get back to these… great for stock for Xmas…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 07:36 PM

Another cool board. Pretty soon you’ll be a master.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 07-06-2014 09:22 PM

Great work H&C

Just imagine how much more work would be involved if you had to design the whole complex from the ground up instead of just skipping some steps and duplicating the steps for the final result.

Difficult to glue up? I would have to say yes but as you do more the correct required sequence becomes apparant.

For example see my project WAD board, I vowed never to do them again however with the knowledge and mentoring comes the power to want to suceed, so I still keep doing them and wanting to try even more complex designs.

If this was not the case we would never get to see the results of some of the most complex boards of late.

Flags keyboards, (and I have my eye on doing one soon) and reported Bin “junk” still not sure if its a leg pull but the amazing results speak for themselves, just troll through the top three and see the amazing talent available.

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 07-06-2014 09:54 PM

I have been wanting to do a project with Maple and Padauk or Walnut. I keep flip flopping but I am starting to understand your reasons for choosing it. The contrast is awesome!

Thanks for posting, warts and all. It is appreciated.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#10 posted 07-06-2014 10:32 PM

man thats a great looking board

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 07-06-2014 11:47 PM

I posted this morning and then left for the day. Came home, fixed a nice Gentleman Jack over ice and sat down to check on Lumberjocks! Wow guys! Thanks!

Jeff- I spent the morning watching your videos and I can tell you what’s next? I have GOT to have a glue-up method like you use so I can quit chasing those clamps around the table. Once again, you have inspired me!

Steve- “hooked”, line and sinker!

Larry- “Porovsky???” I’m not that sophisticated. I just copied this from almost 4 years ago. (Thanks Mary Anne)

Robert- I checked your WAD board…and you are right. Continue to persevere!

Thanks again everyone for your nice comments.

Now on to a “glue up jig”. :)

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#12 posted 07-07-2014 12:21 AM

Only you would point out your mistakes, I would have been pleased to have done so well.
The board makes an illusion of a flag waving in the wind, and I have not had anything but water to drink.

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#13 posted 07-07-2014 12:35 AM

Amazing Dennie. That is an incredible board.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#14 posted 07-07-2014 05:18 AM

Super board, wonderful colors and 5 star craftsmanship.

I have been studying your pics for about an hour and I still fail to see how you cut and arrange this kind of pattern. Is there a secret or am I missing something?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#15 posted 07-07-2014 11:59 AM

Wrangler – It is a “secret” but I’ll let you in on it. I felt the same way until I found Mary Anne’s tutorial here.
As she herself said, “it’s not as hard as it looks”...but the results can be amazing!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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