An experiment ... not entirely successful.

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Project by LeTurbo posted 09-14-2014 07:29 PM 2470 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from some teak and oak scraps I had lying around. It was originally supposed to look closer to those Airfix aeroplane models’ stands from the 70s, but somehow turned into either a) the Starship Enterprise, or b) a duck looking over its shoulder.

Something I never cured was a tendency of the main upright to twist. Oh well. At least I know what to do for a more substantial version. I did have fun with my planes and spokeshaves though.

There’s more on the build here:

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 08:57 PM

I think its a great looking piece!!

-- Honey thats not a mistake, it's a design feature!

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 09:03 PM

I’m thinking it looks more like the Duck. Great looking piece though either way. Definitely a Fav.

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 01:12 AM

Very interesting experiment. Maybe a glitch or two but the idea is a great one.
...... and mark me down for the duck too. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 04:26 AM

Whichever it is it turned out being a unique piece. Nice work.

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

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 04:21 PM

Not bad. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, so count this is a step in the right direction even if the outcome falls short of expectations.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#6 posted 09-16-2014 08:53 PM

Thanks all! I think the proportions are sort of there, and it balances well, so the next one would be slightly more substantial, probably more organic, and all carved with a spokeshave. (Lurve my spokeshave!)

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 03:24 AM

I know I am late to the party for comments, but, I just had to say that a piece like this belongs in an up scale art furniture store where it would sell for over $5000, lol. I like it, it shows great imagination.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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