Red Lidded Box/Hollow Form Thing(?)

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 03-02-2016 01:49 AM 1020 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see in this Montage, at the time, I thought this was Sycamore. I’m not so sure. It could well be Myrtle. It was the day I collected all that Myrtle and Jacaranda when I got one or two sticks of what I thought was Sycamore. Oh. And also, a branch of Cape Chestnut. I know it’s not that. WhatEVUH. Here’s the victim:

A stubby little crotch, of sorts, and a short, bent branchette. I picked a spot for the wormscrew, and remembered, this time, to shore up the hole with CA. (Later, I found out that I didn’t watch the glue dry long enough. I had to turn the stub off the screw.)
That’s really about all I have to say about this, for right now. I may do up a Blog on it, using some of the sixty-plus photos I took.
And, in case you wonder shat it might look like if you got inside: You’d see a blue ball, hanging from the ceiling, like a disco ball.
I finished it with WOP/Red dye.

And, I know you want to know how I lit the ball up:

Normal people look at a tree/shrub/bush and think Pretty tree. Woodsmith thinks I wonder what’s in there.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 01:53 AM

Hey Mark, Your getting more organic all the time! Nice piece.

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 02:11 AM

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 02:54 AM

very nice and unusual turning.

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 03:17 AM

Starting to wonder Mark!!! It is really a very different piece of art.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 03:30 AM

Whatever it is Mark, it’s giving me a taste for ice cream. Very nice unusual piece.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 03:32 AM

A long time ago in a woodshop far far away, a turner who was strong in The Force went to his lathe and created BB8!

It is ADORABLE! And the light is a great touch. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 03-02-2016 04:18 AM

Thanks. I thought you’d like it. I see the words “organic,” “interesting,” “ice cream.” The, John says, ”BB8.” I don’t know what that is. Do you mean “BBQ”? If so, here’s what I saw when I first opened this, which I hadn’t seen, or even thought of, before: That first picture could be a really big, fat patty on a really small bun, with melting cheese oozing out the sides. Seriously. Earlier, when I was photographing it, I saw a dozen different things, and started mentally preparing for the comments. I wasn’t even close.
Lew. What a mind. At least I know you read the words.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 03-02-2016 07:13 AM

Looks like allien creature came down to LJ.

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#10 posted 03-02-2016 11:03 AM

Congratulations Mark, I love the natural features, and the light. Tops it off to a T.


-- 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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#11 posted 03-02-2016 11:43 AM

Mark, you find the bestest things hidden in sticks! The 5th image puts me in mind of a Mother Earth figure (as in from The Clan of the Cave Bear series). Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 03-02-2016 02:16 PM

Mark, this is so unusual and beautifully done. It is a wonderful example of eye candy. Everybody will want to pick it up/

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 03-02-2016 04:16 PM

Need a dark shot where we can really see it lite up.

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#14 posted 03-02-2016 11:53 PM

No, paduan, not BBQ – BB8, as in R2D2 the next generation. Must I get C3PO to translate? Confused still are you, young Jedi? Can’t believe you live so close to LALA Land and have escaped the constant barrage of movie advertising. Google BB8 or better yet take a break from the shop and go see “Star Wars The Force Awakens” at the closest multi-screen theater – let the exploding starships drown out the voice in your head for couple hours. :)

Really great project, fully agree with helluvawreck that everyone will want to pick it up.

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 03-03-2016 07:30 AM

John, it was when I saw your (presumed) typo, that I went back to the top and saw the burger. I went to the very first Star Wars movie at the “movie house,” in Colorado, when I was a lad. Beyond that first one (which I really kinda dug), it lost its appeal. I never saw any of the others. Yeah. Harrison Ford is a lot older than I. But not better-looking.

-- Mark

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