Tribute to SPalm and a variation...or two.

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Project by degoose posted 06-28-2010 10:17 AM 4642 views 23 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made my version of BC’s Version of Sinister’s Board..
It is time to pay tribute to SPalm… Here is my version of his Staggered Steps Board…
I missed the bit about using two different timbers for the mitred edge.. and the rebate is slightly different… not quite as 3D as the original but I am not too displeased with it…
Timbers used are Purple Heart and Camphor Laurel. It is 16 inches by 18 inches and 1 and 1/4 inches thick..
The second board was a similar glue up with Camphor and European Cherry with Purple Heart… did not cut a rebate and just rearranged the squares to make a different pattern.. again not displeased with the result exept for the glaring mistake in positioning one of the squares…
And as it was just a quick trial.. not really happy with the mitres but the idea is sound.. next time will take a little more care…
Hope you enjoy and I look forward to some more variations on this extremely out of the box design…
Thanks to Steve… and Sinister and BC and David… aka Patron… and all the folks who have encouraged us to be a little different…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 10:45 AM

More Great Boards, Larry!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 11:02 AM

Unique boards. Don’t know where you get all the ideas, but love the 3d effects.

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 11:36 AM

Now that one in the last three pics is a stunner, Larry

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 11:50 AM

Wow Larry, as long as you don’t run out of ideas you could be a very rich man, very rich indeed!! Amazing!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 12:02 PM

Very nicely done , Larry : ) When do you sleep ??

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 12:24 PM

The usual great work, Larry.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 12:44 PM

Well done Larry!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 12:53 PM

Those are sharp. Almost a shame to take a knife to them

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 01:26 PM

Look great Larry.
I also like the last one the best. The grain is fantastic.

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 01:38 PM

Ever new designs Larry and always stunners as these are. I can only gaze in wonder.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 01:46 PM

Well I am still trying to figure out how you do your cuts to make the 3-d effect but Mate those are some nice boards.

-- Robert-maine

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 01:47 PM

Excellent grain alignment on the first board with the purple heart. It flows with the shape of the camphor laurel.

I especially think that the second board has potential. An eye catching design that would look good in many differing species of wood.

Keep them coming Larry!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 01:49 PM

Mitered corners on the endgrain board is a concept with possibilities worth exploring. Hmmm….interesting.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#14 posted 06-28-2010 01:50 PM

I don’t think Larry does sleep. Do you, Larry?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 02:01 PM

More fun design just keep churning out of that inspirational chair, I hope you get a few cat nap in as well my friend. Thanks for posting and sharing have a great week…BC

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