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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-23-2009 04:25 AM 2396 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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savannah505

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 04:33 AM

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 04-23-2009 04:35 AM

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 04-23-2009 04:38 AM

Sweet! He looks scary.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 04:59 AM

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 04-23-2009 05:20 AM

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

Can’t wait to see it finished.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 05:37 AM

Unbelievable looks great

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#7 posted 04-23-2009 05:48 AM

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 04-23-2009 06:30 AM

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 04-23-2009 06:32 AM

One word…WOW !!!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 04-23-2009 07:08 AM

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 04-23-2009 09:23 AM

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

-- Lupe D. Texas

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#12 posted 04-23-2009 11:37 AM

Both scary and beautiful. Great concept.

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

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#13 posted 04-23-2009 01:13 PM

extraordinary.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 04-23-2009 01:49 PM

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 04-23-2009 02:25 PM

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

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture, www.cedar-stuff.com

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