|Project by Ronald G Campbell||posted 09-15-2016 11:20 AM||489 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Living in a wooded area of 40 acres I get many visitors to my shop. Deer, turkey, possum, and many bugs. I also have a 5 ft Blue Racer that comes into the shop looking for mice. Beautiful snake with bright blue skin. I was fortunate to be able to catch this bug that you see here. This is a 5 inch long and 4 inch high female bug. Looking it up on google it has a common name of Dill-DeGroot.
The male but is about the same size but embellished with a different pattern.
Ok now that you understand where it came from it was made from green maple. Turned using Barbara Dills multi-axis turning and the legs were added similar to Rebecca DeGroots work. This piece was twice this size but one bad tool intro blew it apart. I am using both parts to make the two bugs. .
C and C welcome
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