Sea Turtle

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-01-2009 08:26 PM 1278 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lathe turned Sea Turtle. He is made from poplar , walnut and manzanita. I turned the pieces and then finish the work by making a spindle sander on my lathe. This allows me to do the final shaping.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-01-2009 08:37 PM

Exquisite detail and design! Beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 04-01-2009 08:47 PM


-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#3 posted 04-01-2009 08:53 PM

Outstanding work of art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 04-01-2009 09:13 PM

Beautiful piece. Sea Turtles hold a special place for me.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 04-01-2009 10:08 PM

I thought before I read the story, Oh, no lathe, but no. Nice piece.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 10:28 PM

just amazing!!! just amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 04-01-2009 11:40 PM

Very nice! The background for the picture is perfect too!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 12:13 AM

This is just incredible ….You are a sculptor and an artist with great visions.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 01:55 AM

How cool!! You have some great ideas, nice work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 01:56 AM

Great piece. Thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 04-02-2009 03:41 PM

Wonderful most appealing art

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 03-08-2010 11:30 PM

amazing work… thanks for sharing this… looks cool…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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