Nimbus 2000

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Project by Eric_S posted 01-29-2017 04:42 AM 1874 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a mixed medium post so I hope it’s okay. Made from Mahogany finished in Shellac, using aluminum rod, 18ga picture frame wire, and birch branches.

I posted it on imgur/reddit last week and it blew up racking over 500,000 views in 18 hours and made it to the front page of Reddit for most of the day. USA Today also contacted me for an article on it, and it was also plucked from imgur and placed on various websites as the Chive, and WhatsTrending.

I made this for a family friend’s son’s Bar Mitzvah which happened a few weeks ago. Their son was having a Harry Potter themed Bar Mitzvah and really wanted to get a Nimbus 2000 for him as the centerpiece but didn’t know where to get it. I said it would be an honor to make it for him as a gift and here it is. It took close to 60 hours on the weekends, but a lot of that was spent figuring out how to make/connect the footrest, and individually sewing each branch in 4 separate sections. If I were to make another(which I’m not) I could probably cut it down in half. It measures 66” from end to end.

Anyways, here is the link to the full thing if you care to see the build process.

I know the middle is short grain, I really do. Yes, it does bother me a little. However, this is mainly for display. If it was functional then it would bother me A LOT, but for this purpose, and due to time constraints, I don’t care.

This was a really fun build, but I really hated the branch work haha.

Thanks for looking.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#1 posted 01-29-2017 10:57 AM

Again, nice job Eric. That’s awesome you’re getting such notoriety for your hard work. On the other hand, if I have to make one of these for the wife it’s all your fault lol.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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#2 posted 01-29-2017 12:32 PM

Great looking project. you did us Hoosiers proud

-- check, recheck then check again

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#3 posted 01-29-2017 01:43 PM

I don’t get the Harry Potter thing, but I have to admit this is pretty cool. Nice job

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#4 posted 01-29-2017 03:16 PM

SO Cool, Eric!

Nice series on the build too. Especially how you got the “broom” section made.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 01-29-2017 04:55 PM

That is very nice and unique. One question however, since I am not familiar with a nimbus …What is it used for?

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#6 posted 01-29-2017 04:57 PM

Thank you everyone. Jim, good luck lol.

Cajun Wood Artist, it’s the first broom Harry Potter receives in the Harry Potter series.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 01-29-2017 11:05 PM

Great job, considering you’re a Muggle and had to do this without the aid of a wand. LOL

Seriously, a really cool project and a really great gift.

Don’t worry about the mixed media thing, we’ve all done it whether we know it or not (metal hinges on boxes, crushed stone inlay, etc.). If anyone complains just build a wand and hex them.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 01-30-2017 09:20 AM

Well done, i looks great.

-- Vince

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 05:17 PM

Absolutely stunning. Looks like you could really just take off on it..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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