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School of Hard Knots

comments (3) May 21st, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Czappa Czappa, member
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This is the "School of Hard Knots." I used the knots from several pieces of pine board to make the students. It is made of 1/4" walnut, oak and ash venners over plywood. The angeled bell toware was the hardes part to make though. The paddle is an actual school paddle that says, "Board of education" on it. I routed out the hole in the upper triangle piece but the rotor bit was too loose which created a very intersting rout out eliment, some times errors become happy accidents.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Bill Czappa

posted in: Reader's Gallery, , carving, arts and crafts, walnut, accessory, veneer, ash, plywood, red oak

Comments (3)

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: Your piece gave me a chuckle and makes me beckon back to my ole school daze.

Posted: 5:23 pm on May 22nd

Czappa Czappa writes: Ok C Max, here are two quick ones for you. Glad you like it.
Posted: 1:05 pm on May 22nd

CMaxNavy CMaxNavy writes: One of the best posts that I've seen in a long time! I love it. Can you put more photos of this work in the gallery? More details please!
Posted: 9:02 am on May 22nd

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