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Project by cathyb posted 09-14-2021 07:11 AM 669 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I carved this piece about 25 years ago. I named it “Passages” and sold it almost immediately. To this day, I regret selling it, because it has such a positive energy. It was carved from Honduras mahogany. The “earth” is a piece of stained glass. I have shown it here awhile ago, but it is grabbing my attention again. I need to refocus my energy on woodworking and keep my day job to buy tools :)

I hope you are all doing well..



-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#1 posted 09-14-2021 10:38 AM

Beautiful work of Art

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 09-14-2021 01:58 PM

Simply beautiful carving GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 09-14-2021 02:19 PM


Did you add anything to the glass? My wife is always looking out for glass with special patterns that can be sectioned out and used for landscapes.

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#4 posted 09-14-2021 02:30 PM

wow that is just beautiful cathy,i can see why you regret selling it.

-- 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 09-14-2021 02:40 PM

That is a very unique and beautiful piece… Made me go look at other projects you have posted…. You do beautiful work.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 09-14-2021 03:02 PM

yeah i just looked at some past projects myself,i agree with PD.

-- 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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#7 posted 09-14-2021 04:20 PM

Good morning Splinter Group (I love that name). When I made that piece, we had at least six glass shops on Oahu. I often visited and when through the glass racks. This piece of glass was perfect. I cut it in a circle and framed it. The process was a little tricky, but it worked out okay.

I started an account on Instagram this past weekend to share some of my work. I immediately realized, I like Lumberjocks because I can discuss the process of creating a piece and maybe give an idea of a project to another woodworker. It is great to be back…Have a great day out there.

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#8 posted 09-14-2021 05:40 PM

Cathy, you can always do another for yourself, with some variations to make it unique.

it is beautiful, I get it…

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 09-14-2021 06:02 PM

Very nice. Totally unique “Passage” piece. Good to hear your going to make another for yourself. The stained earth glass really compliment the pair.
Geez, Your post had us looking back at several things our kids have made us over the years. It doesn’t take long for 25 years to pass by….

All the best !

-- I haven't changed... but I know I'm not the same.

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#10 posted 09-14-2021 08:44 PM

Cathy, it is good to see your work again. Isn’t it strange how some past works seem to haunt us. Sometimes I look back at pictures or pieces of past works and am mystified that I ever made that. It looks like someone else had to have done it…even when I know better. I am sure there is a psychological term for this experience or feeling, but I don’t know what it is. However, I do know what it feels like. It feels like something I did in a previous life, and it was done in my life previously.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 09-14-2021 09:28 PM

Really a neat piece.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 09-14-2021 09:38 PM

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#13 posted 09-15-2021 02:16 AM

Hi Al. You are absolutely right. If someone asked me to reproduce some of my past work, I couldn’t do it. In the first place, I never use plans so there is no record of what happened. I made some pieces that were so difficult, I will never make them again, but am thrilled that I accomplished a final product. I am thinking of my credenza. Lord have mercy, the joinery for the laminated sides made me think so hard my head was spinning :) I love that piece, because it reminds me of how determined I was to get it done. I know you have had those pieces too. Great to hear from you. Cheers!!

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#14 posted 09-17-2021 06:25 PM


Spontaneous, chaotic, are all elements of art. Precision, planning, practice, patience, and pooped are the woodworker’s essence to make it happen well!

Great Job!

Just saw this! Been awhile. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 09-21-2021 01:06 AM

Reminds me of the Never Ending Story movie

-- Devin, SF, CA

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