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Scratch Build – In Progress Scratch Build Lizard Desk - project finished. Final photo session.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 24 Oct 2013.

  1. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Would that chair work with a 200 pound dude, too?

    PS: Fantastic build, by the way. ;)
     
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  2. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Yes :) I'm siting on it right now. Another part of my tests, before selling patent :)

    Chair Patent WP.21381
     
  3. Asouter

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    Loving this build, I've been following it in the cooler master competition .... Fantastic skills
     
  4. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    your work is fantastic!
     
  5. Boorach

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    What a beautiful piece of craftmanship. Thank you for sharing the build with us.
     
  6. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Thank you guys !!!!!!

    I'm very glad you like it. REALY :)

    And thank you very much for the stars ;)

    And today.......

    Now it's the kind of dabbing. A little sanding here, and grinding there. Unfortunately (it takes time) this is necessary.

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  7. Meelobee

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    :jawdrop: fantastic woodworking!
     
  8. CMos

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    Amazing work!! Have some rep too:)

    How much weight would it hold you reckon?
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Too awesome.:D It looks like you need a really long sanding block to get some of the wobbles out.
     
  10. Egami

    Egami Why is the dremel on fire?

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    I know it's the utmost wrong mental image but... this build is bursting with pie! Dude you live an artisan's wet dream :thumb:
     
  11. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Thanks. And after final adjustments I think it will hold 150 kg on the narrow side - further from the leg. Now I can sit there ,but carefully, very carefully :)

    You are right. There is still a lot to do.

    Thank you very much :)
     
  12. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Effects of grinding. By the way, "I patented" a new grinding wheel for polishing and longitudinal grinding machine for this job :)

    To be honest I've enough working in a dust mask for x hours a day.

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    And now biiig request for help. Color effect that I wanted to achieve - that is smoked oak, does not go as I would have liked to.

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    1 - Oak waxed dark.
    2 - Oak stained and waxed white
    3 - Oak waxed white
    4 - Oak stained white.
    5 - Oak stained white and waxed dark.
     
  13. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    My personal choice .. 5.
    (and man do I love this build/log!)
     
  14. CMos

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    I have been looking all threw this build and I must say I really like the lighter brown color it has now... :)

    Out of the choices here I would go 1 or 5.

    ...i'm pretty sure it will look good no matter what;)
     
  15. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Such a wonderfull build! I am in total awe of your craftsmanship awadon!

    for the wood, think it has to be 1 or 5 :)
     
  16. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    I am all in for number 1. Has the most "umpfh"
     
  17. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Hmm I'm going to go against the grain here (I'm so sorry for that) and say that I like the number 3 finish most. Your desk is a heavy piece of wood, very solid, but at the same time it's very organic. If you go for something too dark, then you could end up with a very imposing lump of dark brown, which IMO would be a waste of the wood. Having a nice light colour (similar to how the wood is now in it's unfinished state) I think would be utterly beautiful. You don't need anymore "oomph" as the design itself provides that, if you stained/waxed it dark I think it would lose a lot of it's appeal (to me at least). If it was dark, it would simply look out of place in so many rooms, yet a light tone would work brilliantly against almost any backdrop.

    Oh and as a side note, after seeing the pictures taken a little further distance, this design is remarkably similar to a desk I had planned for next year rofl. I mean the shape is so similar (yours is wood mind so it's naturally slightly different proportion-wise) that I'm really quite taken aback, how's that for coincidence eh? Guess I'm going to have change everything up again now as you got there first by quite a margin :D
     
  18. Egami

    Egami Why is the dremel on fire?

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    5 from me as well, with 3 coming as the close second.
     
  19. alecamused

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    It'd be 5 for me as well.
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'd like to see more options. There's a LOT of exposed edge/against the grain material, and it will stain very dark compared to the rest. A very light stain applied several times might work better.
    -Kinda what Maki said.
     

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