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Project by degoose posted 12-10-2013 08:27 AM 3004 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these last weekend…had to pull an all-nighter…
Jarrah columns turned on a CNC lathe and fluted with a 4th axis CNC router… bases were pocketed to receive the columns… also on a CNC router…Acrylic engraved and cut with a laser…
I know you think this takes all the fun out of woodworking… did I mention I pulled an all-nighter sanding and polishing all the timber work and then hand rubbing with tung oil finish, prior to assembly.
Last two pics show the unfinished components.

-- Be safe.

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 08:31 AM

Nice job Larry! Bet they were a big hit in the winner’s circle.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 08:58 AM

Looking good Larry, nice job. Lots of work no matter how it’s completed.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 09:00 AM

Wheel in the air. Very nice, Larry.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 09:09 AM

Sorry Sam I am thinking that the work is worth both wheels in the air!

But not on my K1100 BMW! too big and I am too old, scary thought though!

Oh… and well done Larry!! bloody nice work mate!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 09:11 AM

Psst, I don’t see a LLWW logo?

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 09:12 AM

And worthy of another look.

Are they scaled down from 1st, 2nd, 3rd or is it just the photos?

-- Regards Rob

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 09:47 AM

Really nice. These are much better than from the store.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 10:13 AM

I think the fun part in professional woodworking must be in delivering wonderful products and getting well paid for for them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 11:02 AM

They look great Larry…looks like you have the CNC machines working overtime.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 02:12 PM

How could this take all the fun out of woodworking?? Look at all the neat machines!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 02:38 PM

Beautiful work Larry.

Nice jobs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 03:01 PM

so how does this work mate, you put all the parts into the laser machine, close the top, and then presto, all of these finished trophies…wow what a machine mate…when you get a new machine, you really get the right one, ive got a kitchen cnc…most people call it a mixer, but hey, i put all the ingredients into the bowl, turn it on, and wow it will make a loaf of bread…:))

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 04:01 PM

i love the “keep me awake” water bottles throughout the pictures..

my sons boycscout pack made trophies one year and they consisted of a 4×5 piece of pine with sharpie marker that said 1st 2nd 3rd etc. i immediaitly went up to the guy in charge and said i would make next years haha..thanks for sharing

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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Jim Bertelson

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#14 posted 12-10-2013 04:01 PM

Where’s my trophy…..............???

Youse is gettin’ your money’s worth out of that machine….........those are first class work… sure to keep a sample for your salesman suitcase…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 12-10-2013 04:14 PM

Great looking trophies! Those “all nighters” are neither as fun nor as easy as they used to be, are they? Hang in there, it was worth it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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