Tumbling Blocks

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Project by spanky46 posted 05-02-2009 04:43 PM 3458 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at Tumbling Blocks! For me there was definitely a learning curve to this. Now that I think about it almost anything I do has a big learning curve to it!
This trivet is made from Mulberry, Maple, and Brazilian Cherry. It measures 4 5/8” by 4 3/8” by 7/16”.
I wasn’t going to do anything large for my first try. Not satisfied with my skill level yet!
I made the diamonds on a homemade jig on my RAS. Special thanks to Degoose (Larry) and Patron for there suggestions! The last two pics are lose diamonds to get the right affect.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 04:52 PM

This looks great looks like you handled the learning curve fine.


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#2 posted 05-02-2009 05:26 PM

well done!
i made 1 of these a week or 2 ago and i know there are very hard to get all lined up with no gaps

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 05:29 PM

Nice job.The glue up looks like the hard part.


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#4 posted 05-02-2009 06:47 PM

Great job on the design and implementation.

-- 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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#5 posted 05-02-2009 10:36 PM

By Joves, I think you have it, well done on your first attempt,.you see all things is really possible hey?

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 10:45 PM

Very nice, Spanky! Don’t be tempted to spin the finished work around and around for too long. You could get dizzy and fall!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 10:51 PM

Nice job, spnaky!

-- Chris

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#8 posted 05-03-2009 12:42 AM

Spanky, this is a very interesting trivet. I have to agree it looks like you did a good job of mating the individual diamonds to produce the block pattern. It definately looks like you are ready for something bigger.

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

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#9 posted 05-03-2009 04:59 AM

Thanks Jocks! I appreciate all the comments.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 01:31 AM

nice work, makes me want to play q-bert.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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