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post #1 of 25 Old 04-07-2011, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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My masterpiece

This vessel is the 15th piece of wood I ever put on a lathe about 4 years ago. When I started turning, I said to myself "Myself, turning would be a good cheap hobby" BOY WAS I WRONG. I picked up 2 books, one was a tribute to Ray Allan and the other by Malcolm Tibbetts. Once I read through them, the words "Cheap hobby" went right out the window. I wanted to challenge myself. I was successful in doing so. The vessel pictured is named Monsoon. The name was due to it always raining during the monsoon season here when I was working on it. It has 1495 individual pieces. It's made of Morado, Black Limba, Curly Maple, Hard Maple, Walnut, Wenge, Gabon Ebony and Turquoise inlace. It took 6 monthss to build. Please enjoy




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Absolutly gorgeous!

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Are you freaking kidding me?!?!?!?!?!
I'm speechless. Fantastic is all I can say.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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Alright Bill now you're just showing off! Seriously, that is gorgeous and you have done Tibbets and Allan proud.

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I hate you! Just kidding, that piece is awesome. I can't wait until I finally develop the patience to do a segmented piece.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Makes my plain Birch bowls look like crap. Very well done.

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From Alaska to Florida who knows for how long.
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How did he do that!!???

I remember now why I don't own a lathe. Sheesh, that's a gorgeous piece.

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post #8 of 25 Old 04-07-2011, 10:06 PM
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i can only imagine.seriously i can only imagine
way over my head
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Respect ... serious respect.

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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I demand a recount on the number of pieces :)

WOW! That is an amazing piece. I can't get over it. Perfectly beautiful.
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That is absolutely gorgeous.

Would you happen to have Ant pic while it was in progress.


If you did it for yourself enjoy. If you did it to sell, you should certainly be well rewarded for your work.
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WOW!!!!

I cannot even imagine how you built up the basic block from which that is made. How did you ever know how to stack all of those individual pieces of wood to get that final geometry?

Has anyone ever made anything on a lathe that is as complicated, or even seen anything like this?

I do not get overwhelmed easily and this just boggles my mind.

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I was thinking the same thing, George.
How do you glue that up so it all .........oh geez.........nevermind.....

That's a stunning piece of work..........

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You sir have the patience of a saint to be able to put that many peices together and get that quality of work out of the finished product, absolutely amazing work!

I want to die quietly in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers of his car.
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Words escape me. Not enough superlatives in my vocabulary!
All I can say is STUNNING!
And, ditto to everyone else's compliments.
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Beautiful work.
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Nomination

Since we already have Kenbo as HALL OF FAMER, I nominate Bill Wyko for MASTER TURNER and you use that vase as your avatar!
bill

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I demand a recount on the number of pieces :)

WOW! That is an amazing piece. I can't get over it. Perfectly beautiful.

My new Avatar it is. Thank you guys very much, you are way too kind.

Funny you should say that. The count stands at 1495 after counting about 10 times and coming up with that number 4 out of 10 times. I wish I had put on 5 more pieces. 1500 pieces would have coincided with the fact that it was my 15th piece I'd ever turned.

BTW I'm working on a curved cabinet humidor you guys might enjoy. ( If I can ever finish it. Been on it for a year.) Pics soon.
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For those of you wanting to try segmenting, I suggest starting with a few rings with 6 pieces cut at 30 degrees on each side. You can glue them up quick, end up with a real nice piece and not blow your brains to smithereens. The rings on the above vessel have 24 segments in most of them. What's funny is, I can make perfectly aligned rings with 24 pieces but I can screw up a 4 sided picture frame every time. I just don't get it. LMAO
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Wow, Wow and Double Wow. That is some piece of work. LOL ... I have a good chuckle over the cheap hobby bit.
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