Red Widow

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 1945 days ago 2376 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a concept piece for a series of sculptural turnings I am working on. This is my Red Widow Spyder. I still have to create the face and fangs for the piece. This has been a very challanging piece for me from concept to execution and it is pushing me which I think we all enjoy as wood artists. It is 7 inches in diameter.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 1945 days ago

Whoa!!!!!!!!! This is cool, and I think of stone for fangs, as I cut gems also, so all kinds of things come to mind in this piece. This is one of the best things I’ve seen on LJ’s. Where’s the hour glass?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 1945 days ago

That is pretty amazing. Can’t wait to see more. I would love to see some progress photos too.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#3 posted 1945 days ago

Sweet! He looks scary.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1945 days ago

I love the flowing, sculptural quality of the legs. I like the dyeing also. Why only six legs? Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 1945 days ago

Dale, that is “wicked”!...(I mean in an amazing kind of way)

Can’t wait to see it finished.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 1945 days ago

Unbelievable looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1945 days ago

This is too cool ! I can’t believe one can turn this on a lathe. you amaze me Dale, you surely hit the awe factor .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 1945 days ago

another job well done … almost a alien feel to this one

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 1945 days ago

One word…WOW !!!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 1945 days ago

Creepy, but beautiful. And I thought I was getting to like spiders. Maybe this one got into a fight and lost two legs.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 1945 days ago

That is very cool Dale, keep us up to date on its progress.

-- Lupe D. Texas

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#12 posted 1945 days ago

Both scary and beautiful. Great concept.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#14 posted 1944 days ago

Awesome! Truly extraordinary, just love the texture and concept. It says touch me and yet repulses at the same time.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 1944 days ago

What is it made from, and how was it created
Great look

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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