"Shockwave" - A sculpted console table

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I’ve been madly preparing for a show that opens up this weekend at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT This show is all about woodworking and is showcasing some extremely talented woodworker from our region (including other lumberjocks Todd Clippinger and Scott Morrison). Here is one of the two pieces I have in the exhibit. It was an experiment of the creative process, in that I had no plans or expectations as I started working on it. I allowed the work to be as much about the process as the end product. A few sketches and some experimenting allowed me to work out the critical details while I spent most of my time responding to the grain flow and organic whiplash lines of the base.

The table top is made from a unique book-matched set of tulip poplar and the table base is made from maple to accent the sapwood of the tulip poplar. The legs are actually in a tripod configuration and are one continuous flowing organic shape.

It is finished with hand-rubbed polymerized linseed oil. The show opens this weekend at the Museum of the Rockies and will run for three months. I will be doing some documentation of all the works that are on display, so stay tuned…

-- Andy Chidwick,

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#1 posted 10-24-2012 08:03 AM

Wounderful Piece you made…. Good luck at the show…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 08:13 AM

Beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 10:34 AM

I like the sap wood in the middle,reminds me of a surf board or a 60’s muscle car racing the lower section of the leg m&t?

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#4 posted 10-24-2012 11:43 AM

I’m just starting in the “raw wood” top style of tables, on my second now. Nothing like this! Beautiful work! I have to think more out of the box. Love the leg design. Thanks for posting!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#5 posted 10-24-2012 01:22 PM

Perfectly done. Goodluck to your show. Your piece would definitely shine there.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 10-24-2012 02:06 PM

Very nice table…! I am always drawn to work that is not the everyday common project.
Keep up the creative designs…
I hope your show is successful.

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#7 posted 10-24-2012 03:05 PM

Fantastic work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-24-2012 03:42 PM

Now thats a table very creative…. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-24-2012 04:35 PM

Fantastic. I love the shape of the legs.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 04:36 PM

Andy that is a super table

I’m sure the show will be a big sucess


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 10-24-2012 05:49 PM

It’s realy unique. Quite succsessfull experiment if you ask me.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-24-2012 07:16 PM

That’s the most beautiful piece of poplar I’ve seen. Very impressive!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#13 posted 10-24-2012 09:02 PM

A great looking piece,good luck in the show!!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#14 posted 10-25-2012 12:39 AM

You have some serious talent!

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#15 posted 10-25-2012 01:53 AM

You did an outstanding job on the design, build, and finish. Not familiar with “polymerized linseed oil” but that is a beautiful finish. More details on that finish would be appreciated if you have time.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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