"Homage to the 'Umble Egg"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-19-2015 08:54 AM 596 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece that began as a part for a toy I was making. When I saw how truly striking it is on its own, I decided that it’s better for looking at than for playing with. So, I present “Homage to the ‘umble Egg”. It’s 3” Tall and about 1-1/2” in diameter. It’s made of African Zebrawood and finished in shellac. It’s just a pretty thing to dress up a small space in your home or office, no more uselful, really, than a pet rock. Though it just occurred to me that it could be a paperweight, I guess. Naw. It’s art for art’s sake.Why justify it? Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder, innit? It’s rife with symbolism. One of my very earliest pieces on a wood lathe.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 11:58 AM

Nice piece, Mark. Beautiful wood you used, too…...........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 12:09 PM

Clasic turning project, I would say pretty tricky to make. Your’s turned very nice with this stand bellow.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 12:29 PM

This turned out nicely, Mark.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 02:50 PM

Lovely piece of wood and a neat shape.

-- 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 07-19-2015 06:07 PM

Clasic turning project, I would say pretty tricky to make. Your s turned very nice with this stand bellow.

- majuvla

Not a stand. A pedestal. Hence “Homage”.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 07-28-2015 02:34 PM

Lovely piece… Looks tricky :)


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