Chaotic Boards 13 & 14

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Project by John posted 11-24-2018 07:58 PM 967 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the first board I noticed a small defect in the wood when I was doing my final sanding. My solution was to drill a 3/8” blind hole 1/2” deep, glue in a hardwood dowel, and finish up the sanding. A mortising machine would make the repair invisible in a board like this.

In the second board I went dark to light again. Not knowing how the oil will change the colour of the wood is a problem. Also, I’ll wait until I have more tiny pieces before I try it again, I want a smoother change in colour gradation.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 11-24-2018 08:06 PM

They are beautiful John. Many people will have great gifts this year. Too bad we couldn’t finish them with a water base finish so the color would keep the look natural. You must of been posting at the same time as me. After I posted my project I saw yours right away. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 09:49 PM

So how many more to go? I thought practice makes perfect so you must be getting real close:) They keep getting better all the time!
When I am curious as what the finished color will look like, a quick wipe with some DNA will show the colors, plus sterilize to boot!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-25-2018 12:41 AM

Thanks Dave.

3 to go Andre. I’m half way done on them. Good tip on the DNA!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 11-26-2018 06:41 PM

I’m sure those will last for many years to come. Nice work!

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#5 posted 11-26-2018 08:49 PM

I like chaotic…it’s such good workshop scraps consumer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-03-2018 05:29 AM

The design is insane! It is almost like a digital art so to know that it is actually handmade is totally extraordinary! It would make a pretty neat idea for a gift this coming holidays. Even a small storage box would suffice if it had this wicked design!

-- DavidHamilton :

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#7 posted 12-10-2018 06:43 PM

I bet you spent more on glue than you did the wood. :)

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