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Project by MAO posted 06-18-2018 01:05 AM 1455 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little project that I gave my oldest son for Father’s Day today. It is made of some old air dried walnut that a friend gave me and some curly maple. It was just one of those projects that I seem to fight all the way through for some reason. I dimensioned and re-sawed with machines and from there was entirely hand tools. I am pleased with how it turned out. My son and I finished it up together this morning. After breakfast we applied a coat of wax. My favorite part was watching him read the note on the bottom – he loved it and I am thankful for the time we spent together today.

-- MAO (Indiana)

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#1 posted 06-18-2018 02:01 AM

Very attractive. That curly maple goes beautifully with the walnut.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#2 posted 06-18-2018 06:45 AM

So beutiful dovetail joinery!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-18-2018 02:53 PM

Love the dovetail, just adds to the beauty of your project. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#4 posted 06-18-2018 04:55 PM

Great looking 6-holder!

Too bad it is empty!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 06-18-2018 05:04 PM

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. I didn’t really mention this in my original post. I used the basic principles of the golden ratio while designing. I have often made things in the past that just kind of “looked off” proportionality. I just recently discovered the golden ratio and thought I would try to incorporate. In that respect, I really like what I ended up with. Also, this is my first attempt at working with curly maple. I used a little amber transtint with the shellac to try to enhance the curly maple. If anyone would like to add suggestions for improvements, I would love to hear them. I plan to make a few more of these for Christmas presents this year and would love to add some improvements from fellow lumberjocks.

Thanks, Mark

-- MAO (Indiana)

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#6 posted 06-18-2018 06:27 PM

The Golden Rule sure worked because it looks great, can’t go wrong with those ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Excellent article in Wood Magazine issue 173 November 2006 about the Golden and How to build a Fibonacci gauge for designing projects. Extremely interesting… Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#7 posted 06-18-2018 08:49 PM

This is a very nice six pack holder.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 06-19-2018 10:45 AM

Well it must have worked well, all the six packs are gone!

-- Regards Rob

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