Remake of a Totem

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Project by Jerome posted 12-25-2017 01:26 AM 1257 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a remake of a Totem. The original was made sometime in the early 1970’s .A cancer survivor asked me to reproduce it for him. Both wood types are Red African Mahagony. He wanted it stained espresso. To be honest, this was my first time using an actual router in about 9 years. Along with it came a few lessons, like the amountof dust and chips that fly. Once I got used to that I was able to focus on the
Thank you for reading!

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#1 posted 12-25-2017 04:06 AM

interesting totem quite unlike what I’m used to.what is the meaning behind this particular one? your work looks very nice.but I need more info please.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 12-25-2017 04:33 AM

Excellent job on that reproduction!!

Merry Christmas…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-25-2017 01:43 PM

Really nice work Jerome.

Merry Christmas!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-25-2017 02:58 PM

interesting totem quite unlike what I m used to.what is the meaning behind this particular one? your work looks very nice.but I need more info please.

- pottz

Really no meaning to the object. It is just s decorative wooden item. The Greek letters, Omega Psi Phi, are the name of my fraternity.

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#5 posted 12-25-2017 03:29 PM

Interesting totem, Design must be non North
American, I live in the Pacific North west Canada and all the totems here are carved trees

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-25-2017 06:02 PM

A totally unique totem looks like a very challenging project, great job.


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#7 posted 12-26-2017 02:52 AM

Excellent work-especially considering you haven’t used a router in 9 years.

Thank for sharing.

Bill in mi

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#8 posted 12-26-2017 11:38 PM

Very nice Jerome!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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