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post #1 of 22 Old 09-15-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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My B&B entries.

Some of you may have heard of the Beauty & the Beast contest. These 2 pieces were my entries. They are named the King &the Queen. They are made from tiger eucalyptus, eucalyptus burl, Bubinga and gabon ebony. I came in a very respectable 7th place. Please enjoy.





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stunning work. Do you have a site that shows more of your humidors and ashtrays? I'm interested in building both.

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Holy Smokes - that is inSANE!

I am blown away... these are exceptional.
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Thanks very much. My website is www.humidorminister.com. There is a tutorial on a humidor build there too.
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Gorgeous pieces!

Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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That is a piece of art, It would have came in first if I were judging. Is there a place to go and see the 1st-6th place finishers, they must have been unbelievable?
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Here you go. Lots of incredible entries.
http://www.woodturnersamerica.com/in...nfo&Itemid=185
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Just plain gorgeous, Bill.
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Excellent workmanship. There was alot of hours in that. Thanks for sharing.
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Yours are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Your passion for what you do really comes through in your work. Absolutely amazing. Fantastic pieces.

A wise man once told me, "Relax and enjoy life, cause you'll never get out of here alive." RIP Dad
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Here you go. Lots of incredible entries.
http://www.woodturnersamerica.com/in...nfo&Itemid=185

I would have voted your entries first place!
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Beautiful, artistic pieces there, Bill!!

Harrison, at your service!
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That's awesome work! Keep it up!
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Jaw dropping work. I am stunned by their beauty. Do you keep something like that or sell it? Looks like it should be in a museum.
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Wow! Absolutely incredible. Stunning! How long does it take you to create something like that?
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The big one took about 5 or 6 weeks working 3 nights a week and weekends. The short one took about 2 weeks. If you look close, you can see that the staves are framed in ebony as opposed to doing a ring above and below the staves. This eas probably the hardest part. Every stave had to be perfect in size and compound angle to pull this off. The finial was pretty easy due to the step by step tutorial by Richard Madden. I plan on expanding on that technique in many ways. I have to build 2 humidors right now but when I'm done, it'll be on to more turning with new ideas and a Green & Green night stand.

As far as selling them goes, I do plan on trying to get my work in a gallery here in town. I found one that specializes in wood too. They will be back in town on the 18th so we'll see how that goes.
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Ditto with what everyone above had said. All of you work truely amazes me. Spectacular!
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Wow! Those are wonderfully done, your finials are amazing!

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Thanks very much. That was my first successful attempt at a spiral finial. Broke the first 2. (Tail stock had too much pressure against it.) The other finial I learned by watching Cindy Drozda's video. Great tutorial for anyone.
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