walnut lamp, great matched grain pattern, ringmaster done

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Project by kineo posted 02-28-2009 03:44 PM 1792 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this walnut lamp has GREAT GRAIN PATTERN with the sap included..most people prefer not to work with the sap portion of walnut, but I look for it to produce the above pattern..I’ve added some black inlay at the neck to give it a little “BAM”!!!! thanks for looking and comments…can blog how this is done for the curious..remember, this is done on a ringmaster which cuts rings at various angles, I glue them up and sand and shape by hand to get the above finished product…this was done from one board 9” wide

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 04:23 PM

Escellent job!

I’m going to be posting a box soon that is made from a similar piece of walnut.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 04:27 PM

Very nice, I would like to see a blog on how this is done.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 05:06 PM

Great pair of projects! Very beautiful use of sap/heart wood.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 05:12 PM

Marshall, this is a beautiful lamp. I know a number of woodworkers would cut out the sapwood but I really enjoy the contrast it gives, especially in walnut and cherry. The inlay adds a nice detail to the project as well.

Thanks for sharing this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 05:28 AM

Great lamp! I think you should blog the process.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 05:32 AM

Very nice job and great design – nice job.


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#7 posted 03-02-2009 01:44 PM

It looks great. I bet there is quite a bit of
work involved in making these.
The finish is also nice.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#8 posted 03-05-2009 04:01 AM

A great piece of walnut & a great job on it Marshall.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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