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Pixelated Portrait of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman)

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Project by KevBotWorkshop posted 06-16-2021 12:48 AM 910 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Portrait made of Walnut, Maple, Cherry, White Oak, and Mahogany glue to 1/2” ply. Mitered border is cherry with slight chamfer and attached with a dado down the middle to keep the board from warping.
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Pixels are 3/8”x3/8”x1/2” (before flattened with drum sander)
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-- Kevin Johnson, Chicago IL, Instagram - @KevBotWorkshop





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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 06-16-2021 01:48 AM

Amazing project with an amazing resolution! I may have missed it in the video, but what is the overall size of the finished piece?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 06-16-2021 02:03 AM

pretty cool you should send this too nick ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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swirt

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#3 posted 06-16-2021 02:10 AM

That is pretty clever, cool, and just a touch creepy. Nicely done.

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#4 posted 06-16-2021 02:20 AM



That is pretty clever, cool, and just a touch creepy. Nicely done.

- swirt


well nick is kinda weird,and creepy-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 06-16-2021 12:41 PM

Watched the video…......wow.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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LeeRoyMan

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#6 posted 06-16-2021 01:50 PM

The picture is great.

The ripping on the table saw, not so much. The kick back on the first, and potential kick backs on the rest,
not a good thing. Please use your push stick (like on the last piece) and push your pieces all the way past the blade.
Or don’t show it on the video, it’s not a good technique for others to follow.

A tip for cutting the little squares on the band saw, bundle a stack 5 rows, 5 high, (25) at a time instead of single.
You can wrap the bundle with tape to keep them from going everywhere. Much, much quicker, you could experiment with bigger bundles as well.

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ChuckC

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#7 posted 06-17-2021 12:49 PM

Cool project but I have to agree with Lee about your TS technique. Kick back is no joke. Always support and push the piece of wood between the blade and fence.

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#8 posted 06-17-2021 03:27 PM

Now for something completely different!

Pretty cool, transitions in woodworking. Tecnology and artist eye. Really interesting seeing you choose the wood for the color.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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htl

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#9 posted 06-18-2021 04:28 AM

Very interesting project.

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#10 posted 06-19-2021 11:50 PM

Beautiful piece of wood art! I appreciate the patience it must have required to keep at it. Great job!

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