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Project by Ken Reed posted 09-09-2009 04:23 PM 1280 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These stands and mirrors were a commission some years back. The wood is Bastogne walnut and was a joy to work with. Wish I could get more! (I almost bought a house just for the walnut tree out front, but the tree was so beautiful that I knew I couldn’t bear to cut it down…)

The bends and curves were all done by kerf bending…multiple cuts on the radial arm saw, bending the wood so the kerfs close up and then filling with colored epoxy. The only trick is to figure out the number and spacing of the cuts so you end up with a 90 degree bend (or whatever you’re looking for) and having all of the kerfs closing up tight.

There were a total of eight stations; four back to back. They are more stable than they appear.

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 08:08 PM

Very nice, looks beautiful!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 02:27 AM

It looks nice but it looks hot with all of those lights :)

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 03:09 AM

Joanne, thanks!

Innovator, yep probably is. I cut my hair with pruning shears so I wouldn’t know…..

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