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Probably my biggest achievement in woodworking to date, it took about 6 months and is made from walnut.

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I couldn’t get the color in the pictures quite right if anybody knows how to capture the real color of a piece in a camera I’d love to hear how to do it, photography is one of my weaker points at the moment.

-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/





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savannah505

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 07:41 AM

really beautiful piece of work, did you carve your pieces your self? What kind of camera are you using? Take lots of pictures at different settings, choose the best, thats what pros do.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Jordan

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#2 posted 08-02-2010 08:27 AM

GregP – that is OUTSTANDING! Simply gorgeous and something anyone would love to have in their home!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 08:43 AM

Beautiful work. Certainly worth the time you put in on it.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.TinyWoodworks.com

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Armand

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 10:12 AM

Fantastic project!!!..

For me to duplicate this….maybe in the next life.

Bravo!!

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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lovinmrv

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 01:09 PM

Spectacular!

-- Life is a sales job.

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 08-02-2010 02:23 PM

Very nice Craftsmanship! You should be very proud. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Don Butler

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#7 posted 08-02-2010 02:30 PM

What a beautiful woodworking project!
You’ve really reached a high point in the woodworker’s art.

As savannah says, do like the pros.
I would recommend avoiding old fashioned incandescent lamps because their light is too yellow.

Fluorescent is just the opposite, too green.
The new daylight type of CFLs is pretty good, but not as good as regular old daylight itself.

Using a post production photo manipulation program (I use CorelDraw Suite for cropping, color correction, masking and file size manipuation) can make up for a lot of problems.

You can download GIMP free!
http://www.gimp.us.com/gimplp2/index.php?brand=gimp.us&s=google&country=US&c=gimp.us_bingtb_cs_pg_wb_at&k={keywords}&pk=1569-10

DB

-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 02:35 PM

Well, keep practicing and I’m sure you’ll get better.

Okay, I’m kidding… it’s spectacular.

As for your photography question, it is very difficult to get true color representation indoors with a flash. Your best bet is to get a good photo editing program, like Adobe Photoshop Elements, and practice using it until you are able to tweak everything just right.

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 08-02-2010 02:41 PM

GregP it´s a very beautyfull piece of furniture that everybody wuold love to have

about your colour in the pictures , borrow some books on the library about it
or ask some of the L Js that are proff. in that trade :-)

Dennis

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RogerBean

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#10 posted 08-02-2010 03:24 PM

Very, very nice. My compliments.

Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Mark Shymanski

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#11 posted 08-02-2010 03:41 PM

Great looking piece of furniture!

The best way to get true colour is to start by collecting true colour, post processing only can work with what you initially collect. Start with daylight temperature bulbs (5600K) appropriately spaced/distributed to give even lighting (a light box with a diffuser is often the best way to avoid harsh glare). Getting real good colour and even lighting is a bit of an art form, that is why professional photographers make what they do :-) Just like we acquire a lot of skill working wood, photographers have a lot of skill working with light.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 08-02-2010 04:13 PM

Wonderful .beautiful a outstanding work .Great workmanship.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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Kerry

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#13 posted 08-02-2010 11:08 PM

Truly inspiring. Someday I want to attempt something like this. Someday…..

Thanks for sharing your work.

Kerry

-- Alberta, Canada

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DocK16

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 01:29 AM

Greg
Very impressive….........very impressive, for a man of such formative years, or any age for that matter. Lots of different skills went into this heirloom. Did I say this was very impressive?

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 08-03-2010 01:46 AM

Thats a beautiful peice of furniture!

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