Super Mario (extra big)

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Project by ohwoodeye posted 09-26-2013 02:07 AM 1987 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this on Lumberjocks a while ago and I just had to make it.
original was made by drunkenwoodworker
The original version had 1” square tiles and therefore he had to make the chamfers with a grinder. I wanted to use a router table so I opted to make my tiles 2” square for safety.
Now its super huge and heavy and I’m not sure where I’m going to hang it….almost 40”x40”
Anyway, my son and I had a blast making it and it tore him away from video games for a while.
44 Maple squares
62 Walnut
64 African Mahogany
All tiles chamfered and glued to 3/4” oak plywood and framed.
I sprayed on Laquer. I probably should have used sanding sealer first because my Maple darkened quite a bit losing some of the effect. The image almost appears better at an angle (pic 4) than when you look straight at it (pic 1).
Either way it was fun. I asked drunkenwoodworker to make a Donkey-Kong next so I can copy that idea as well.
Thanks for looking.

-- "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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#1 posted 09-26-2013 08:39 AM

I like that super mario, it give me some ideas for other 8-bit pictures (not necessarily video games)

and i made you a donkey kong:

can you work with that?

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 07:06 PM

Very cool! I built a Wood Man from Mega Man 2 a little while ago but never thought of the beveled tiles.

-- -MDWhite

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 02:49 AM

Beautiful! Great work and I’m glad I could be an inspiration!

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#4 posted 10-10-2017 12:13 PM

You did a nice job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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