Forced Experimentation

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Project by Bill posted 07-10-2015 01:40 AM 2967 views 12 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at an art show last weekend, and the shell in the first picture got broken. The customer was amazed when I said not to worry about it, that I had plans for it. I managed to get the pieces back together, and then carved out the diamonds and inlaid turquoise. It turned out so well that the next two got circle inlays, one has turquoise and aluminum, and the other is aluminum.

The first shell is cedar, maple and walnut, the next two are purple heart and maple. Finished with wipe on poly. Done just in time for this weekends show in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 02:01 AM

WOW! I really really like this!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 02:05 AM

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 02:17 AM

Absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 07-10-2015 02:17 AM

That is truly AMAZING. WOW.
Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 02:26 AM

Stunning work! Love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 07-10-2015 02:34 AM


Your fine work should be compensated accordingly.

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#7 posted 07-10-2015 03:56 AM

Great balance form, eye movement through the piece. keeps mr looking.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 07-10-2015 04:04 AM

Beautiful, I am from Ft. Wayne, I would like to see these close up, where is this show going to be held at.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#9 posted 07-10-2015 04:09 AM

Stunning, just plain stunning

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#10 posted 07-10-2015 04:18 AM

Bill, I think you have hit on a real good idea here. Your boxes and turnings have always been quality work, but these are really something special. Nice job. I hope they sell well.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 07-10-2015 05:44 AM

Well Bill, I guess these are okay, they could be better. Who am I kidding, these are beautiful and your getting better all the time. Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations. I wish I had time to try my hand at this. Looking forward to your next ones.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 07-10-2015 05:47 AM

Beautiful pieces, great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#14 posted 07-10-2015 09:58 AM


-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#15 posted 07-10-2015 11:32 AM

Nice work Bill that puts you over the top !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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