Work in Progress #1: Segmented Abstract Model

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As some of you may know my younger brother, Sam, died from injuries in an auto accident recently. He was 30. I tried spending time in the woodshop only to find I couldn’t focus on anything. Just recently, I’ve been able to continue working on my current project.

I still have some shaping to do on the inside of the top section and there is some sanding and finishing to be done as well. I’m quite pleased with how the project is coming along in general though.

The dimensions are 12.75” tall and 9” wide. There are 976 segments.

I’m open to any comments and critiques.

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#1 posted 1338 days ago

I’m still amazed at the workmanship of your art.
! :-)
All the best,

-- Gary, Florida.

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#2 posted 1338 days ago

Darryl that is a beauty!! Sorry to hear about your brother.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 1338 days ago

First of all, my condolences on the loss of your brother.
Second… this is an absolutely gorgeous piece! That is a lot of segments… and the craftsmanship really shows.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 1338 days ago

Hi Daryl. So sorry to hear about your brother. God bless to you and your family. This is a beautiful piece of woodworking craftmanship. Maybe you can give it a name in tribute to your brother!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 1338 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. This piece is very striking. In fact, given what you just shared with us, it causes me to reflect on how one life extends to another and keeps passing on. Not sure I would have thought of that otherwise.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 1338 days ago

So sorry to hear about your brother. Glad to hear you are back in the shop. Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 1338 days ago


Mimi and I send our prayers to you and your family. I am sure that part of this project is guided by your love for your brother.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 1338 days ago

Sorry to hear about your brother. “It seems the good die young”...

Is this one piece, or 3?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#9 posted 1338 days ago

Thank you everyone for your kindness. The past several weeks have been the worst of my life without a doubt. I do intend to complete this piece (and more) as a tribute to my brother. I plan on calling this style of work a Segmented Abstract Model in honor of my brother Sam.

Ron ~ there are three seperate sections. when the piece is completed it will officially become one.

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#10 posted 1338 days ago

Sorry to hear of your loss, this piece will be a terrific tribute to Sam.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#11 posted 1337 days ago

Daryyl I feel your pain. I lost my son two years ago and the lathe has been my therapy. My prayers go out to you and fantastic tribute to your brother. Keep turning my friend it helps. Lou

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