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I understand what you are saying Jack. I had a conversation this weekend with my son who is an art director in an ad agency. He told me that Norman Rockwell the famed American illustrator broke his Saturday Post illustrations up into individual objects and then usually did about 20 or more study sketches of each object before doing the final illustration. I think the same discipline applies to woodworking. I'm usually doing what I call "prototypes" but in fact they almost never get reproduced. And they never get as good as they should be either. As Norman Rockwell knew, the old adage " practice makes perfect" applies to all the arts and crafts. This project looks good to me and it looks like you put a lot of good work into it, but keep at it until you satisfy your worst critic, yourself.
 

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I dont see anything wrong with it. Looks great to me.
 

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Obviously a lot of work has gone into this… I like it… keep practicing… keep posting and I will keep looking
 

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Degoose, that's the problem. A lot of work did go into that. I was hoping to have a more precise and easy build, but not yet. lol, I'm back to a new cane right now and can't stop, so I'll work on this in the future.
 

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A wise woodworker replied to the question "what is your favorite piece?" - "the one I am working on"
and to the question "what is your best piece?" - "the next one"
 

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I have to give a big wow for all those joints… You did great!
 

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Looks good if you are a bread baker.
I made something similar a few years ago for Xmas presents. My grid went into a tray. It was for slicing bread and catching the crumbs in the tray. It was a big hit with all those who received one and I had requests for more. Your's has stimulated me to renew the project this year. I don't know any bread bakers, just eaters (-;

I don't know what your cutting process might be but I did my dados cuts on the boards before I sliced them into strips. I can see where rounding the ends would take a lot of time though.
 

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I think the problem is the spacing of the vertical strips (as looking at the pic head on). These should have just been evenly placed. Having them that way you did it, makes the design look busy.

That said, I do like it and love the idea. Keep at it!
 

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I think it looks great and it looks like you put some time into it with all those joints. Well done.
 

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Hey Les, I build them like you said, I posted a blog on how I cut them. The problem usually is not getting the half way distance perfect. If it's off just a little it shows up big time. Trying to re cut to make it better usually just makes it worse. Oh well, they're fun and people do like them as is so far.
WiZeR, I like to try different spacings to see the effect of each. I find the evenly spaced ones kind of static.
Thanks for the in put and comments everyone…...............
 

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Looks good from here!! No loose joints. Maybe Studie will give you a gauge for spacing them :))
 

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