Work in Progress #1: Segmented Abstract Model

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Blog entry by darryl posted 11-13-2010 01:34 AM 4291 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 11-13-2010 02:04 AM

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

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 02:15 AM

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 11-13-2010 02:28 AM

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 11-13-2010 02:30 AM

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 11-13-2010 03:36 AM

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 11-13-2010 04:09 AM

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

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#7 posted 11-13-2010 04:51 AM


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 11-13-2010 07:27 AM

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 11-13-2010 01:16 PM

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 11-13-2010 05:34 PM

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

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#11 posted 11-14-2010 01:03 AM

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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