Thunderstorm Grain Basket

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Project by Bill Duane Brooks posted 09-02-2014 04:46 PM 1336 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Large segmented woodturning which contains 418 individual pieces of domestic and exotic hardwoods. It is 18” in diameter and 5 1/2” in height. The woods included are bocote, hard maple, padauk, wenge, yellow heart, quartersawn spalted sycamore. The design is reminiscent of native American grain baskets. The bottom panel depicts lightning and thunder and turbulence of the skies, hence “Thunderstorm Grain Basket”.

-- duane

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 05:14 PM

Looks amaizing, lot of work and effort!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 05:17 PM

Those glue ups had to take a while.
Very nice job.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 05:40 PM

That is so impressive. I can’t even begin to know how that’s done!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 05:45 PM

A lot of glue, many little wood pieces, plenty of sanding, and hours of your time. But WOW! Beautiful indeed!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 07:19 PM

You have a great eye for detail and great building skills. Your work is amazing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 08:24 PM

A lot of work ! Looks very nice. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 11:44 PM

Another very nice looking basket Bill..thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 12:23 AM

Awesome job! All of the colors go really well together. Keep that sawdust flying.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 01:53 AM

I am in awe of the time, patience and precision that goes into a project such as this. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 09-03-2014 03:17 AM

This is a masterwork of turning, great job. Wish I had that kind of patience and skill.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 09-03-2014 04:42 AM

Thanks to all who viewed my project and especially to those who said such kind things. I am humbled.

-- duane

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#12 posted 09-03-2014 05:12 AM


-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 09-03-2014 02:15 PM

This is spectacular! Thanks for sharing it with us.


-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#14 posted 09-03-2014 02:54 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 09-04-2014 09:10 PM

I’m impressed with your patience and craftsmanship! Fantastic finish, details and ideas.

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