The Elements - "Fire"

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Project by ATWilliams posted 03-30-2008 06:18 PM 7582 views 92 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Table is one in a set of 4 entitled “The Elements”. They are aptly entitled, Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.

In this piece I opted to let the firery brilliance of the Paduak speak for it self .. So I went totally Asian in this one.

The Top and Base stretchers are solid Paduak and all of the black is Ebonized White Ash …

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 06:25 PM

spectacular ! Massive scale

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 06:28 PM

just brilliant…i love this one…i think wind and fire are my favorites of the set…but they are all amazing…

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 06:28 PM

the stretchers really added to the impact of this piece.. ok, all of the elements add to the overall look.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 06:32 PM

Thanks Folks,,, I really appreciate your input,, It makes me want to outdo my self with each piece …

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 06:37 PM

NICE!!!I like the style

-- Scott NM,

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 06:51 PM

You have created a wonderful piece, I really liked the autumn piece, but this table for me is perfect. The weight in the legs compliments your thoughts perfectly. I’m excited to see the remainder…...another thing I really like the logo/signature that is used as your avatar for LJ….If you were able to carve that as your signature It really would be so dramatic…..congratulations man

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 07:11 PM

Thanks Harold, I actually had the Avatar designed for me,,, It is my company logo,,, I have it on everything, A very talented asian gentileman designed it for me.. It reads A. W. 4 … which is the first and last anitial of me and my wife and kids, and theres 4 of us …. cheesy right ….but I like the logo …

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 07:13 PM

AT….GGGGourgous Man Do I love that Table with the Flaming Paduak utterly BEAUTIFUL. Got to ask this though. l had built a couple of things with Paduak…. but I had this one fellow tell me that it will brown over the years. have you had any problems with that. I love the way you’ve ebonized the white ash. How long ago did you build this one if I may ask…...your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 07:15 PM

I have really enjoyed your series. This piece is spectacular and is my favorite with “wind” a very close second. I am inspired by, and in awe of all my fellow lumberjocks who are not only craftsmen but artists as well. I hope to someday reach as far as you have and work like this inspires me to do so.

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 07:31 PM

Thanks guys, There is actually some truth to that,, if Padauk is exposed to direct sunlight, it will darken over time. what I usually do is, I apply the finish iright after the final sanding, when it is its most bright. That locks in the color, and I always inform the client that it will darken, but that they can slow down the process buy keeping it out of direct sunlight.

I actually worked on all 4 of the elements at the same time, it took about 6 weeks to complete the set.

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 08:24 PM

A marvelous piece of work. The fifth element is Ether(empty space) . So for a few days don’t do anything!

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 03-30-2008 08:24 PM

Another great one!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 03-30-2008 08:38 PM

Holy cow! that is stunning.

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#14 posted 03-30-2008 09:17 PM

I was waiting for this one. I knew it would be spectacular but this went way beyond spectacular.
I still think wind is my favourite. (It’s spelled right, I’m Canadian)

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#15 posted 03-30-2008 10:39 PM

I think this is my favorite of the pieces you have posted. This one has been favorited! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

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