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Pumba

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Project by tamboti posted 11-03-2009 09:20 PM 1163 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first in a series of three in an African theme. Description Hollow form with fixed lid
Wood: Wild Seringa ( Berkea africana ) the lid is from the Red bushwillow
( Combretum apiculatum )
Copper wire necklace
Finish Woodoc 10 and antique wax
Size 350mm high including tusk 180mm wide at widest point
Maker Roger Courtney
The tusk is from a wart hog.
I feel I have to explain I did not kill Pumba that was done by the fellow that does not change his spots. The story is that the leopard had Pumba for a midnight snack. The farm workers discovered his remains and I was given the two big teeth/tusks.

-- Africa is not for sissies





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 10:42 PM

Most unusual well done

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Roper

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 10:51 PM

very nice, i love the void in the side, the form is great and the tusk really makes the top stand out. great job, keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#3 posted 11-04-2009 08:39 AM

Fantastic turning. Great shape and the void sets it off.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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