"Waves of Grain"

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Project by Arthouse posted 11-01-2014 03:27 PM 1723 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this piece after I found out this is a Texas Hickory tree. I originally thought it was a pecan tree but come to find out it is a beautiful colorful Hickory. I took the quarter sawn 2’’ thick center of the log with the pith and cut it into four two foot sections I then installed four legs each making sure they are in perfect alignment with each other drilling the holes with a compound 5 degree angle so as to look like a slab of wood but yet can take apart for multiple uses like a coffee table or benches. I then cut ground filed sanded and hand sanded the curved in each section to give definition and resulting in my vision of a wave throught out the design as well as function as a comfortable seat. I finished with conversion varnish and entered it into the Texas Furniture makers show. I called it ” Waves of Grain” an appropriate name I thought. The resulting pics show the succession just like earlier woodworkers of how I acquired the logs , took them to the saw mill then fabrication and end result into a gallery for show hopefully a money prize. This is how I love to work . From Nature is born the raw material to working the material to finally a functional piece created from nature . 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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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 06:52 PM

Neat looking bench!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-01-2014 09:40 PM

Now, THAT is a Bench & a Half!!

Great work!

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#3 posted 11-01-2014 10:47 PM

well this is really my cup of tea. and you did it so well, i didn’t realize it was 4 sections until i read how you made this, this is a glorious way to show this tree, i really love projects that allow the wood to stay as close to how it was before cutting it down…and so i applaud your design here…great job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-02-2014 10:06 PM

Good looking piece. Bet it was fun to work on.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 01:15 PM

Very cool

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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