Torn 2

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 10-02-2010 04:10 AM 3412 views 16 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is #2 in a series called “Torn”. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it, and I hope to bring out more designs. It may be a while until I get another one in this series, as I have a ton of projects to catch up on.

The laces are round two on this project. The first time I inlayed fine ebony thread, and sanded a bolt and inlayed the metal shavings to look like a needle. The thread was very thin and hard to see unless you got close. I was also afraid the needle would rust. It looked very realistic, and I was pretty much done. Heidi had commented that she thought that I was talking about sewing it together with thick material like leather and that it would look much different. Well, after giving her suggestion much thought, I scraped out the thread and needle and started over. Needless to say it is much better now, and I’m glad I made the choice to start over on this piece.

This project is made out of bamboo. The plate is Amber bamboo, the laces are Natural bamboo, and the holes the laces run through are Ebony. The finish is oil.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 04:16 AM

Amazing Keith. Great work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 04:19 AM

You got skills Sir.
That is truly FINE.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 04:20 AM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 04:26 AM

Very nice! Your best bet for bet for steel in a woodworking project would be to use something like 303 stainless. It has a high enough chromium content to resist rusting due to the crystalline structure. Be careful to buy 300 series, some of the 400 series will still rust.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 04:27 AM

Excellent I love the laces in bamboo with the ebony

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 04:30 AM


-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 04:47 AM

Nothing to criticize here nor any constructive suggestion(s) as this project is perfect and I can see no faults! Fantastic job Keith! Good suggestion Heidi!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 04:53 AM

exelent made
thank´s for sharing


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#9 posted 10-02-2010 05:11 AM

very nice .. ready for a spot in a art gallery

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 05:22 AM

this is really cool keith…the work is amazing..the things you do just impress me so much….i love the look of this and want to feel the laces….maybe put in a bow….the bamboo sure gives it a nice feel…i like the color….thanks for showing it…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 05:24 AM

That’s creative, very cool, thanks for sharing. So next time I crack a bowl, Illl just sew it together.

-- RStadler

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#12 posted 10-02-2010 05:31 AM

Very interesting artistic and creative/off the charts/cool design concept. Thanx for the post and the moment..I can definitely relate to “Torn” :)

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#13 posted 10-02-2010 05:33 AM

Keith, not much to criticize here. On the opposite, You´ve done a splendid job fixing the platter.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#14 posted 10-02-2010 06:14 AM

That’s such an original idea! Really cool all round!


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#15 posted 10-02-2010 06:34 AM

A Great piece of art!
I love it all.
The photos you put in the slide show are great too!
Thanx for posting it in such detail.

-- Theresa,

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