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This is a chunk of Mesquite about 2” across. I turned on a lathe, then ornamented it on Lathezilla. 24K gold leaf inside. Sits on, not attached to, a bed of burned shavings. The outside of the piece was scorched and then wirerbushed. I rubbed in gold accent before coating with automotive clear coat. This is an auction item for public TV art auction in New Orleans.

-- Makin' Shavin's

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 05:32 PM

Interesting most unique

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 07:15 PM

Very cool piece, and very creative. Are the burned shavings cast together in a resin or is this just for picture purposes?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 10:09 PM

I really like your designs, and what is a Lathezilla? and how does it work. Great look!

-- John @

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 12:09 AM

Nice piece of art. I hope it brings in a lot at the auction.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 02:57 AM

“Smokin’” is Right!! Jim Carey would be proud ..LOL..

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 04:54 AM

Good vibrations…

-- Laguna Bamboo

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 06:09 AM


-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 05:39 PM

Lathezilla=Rose Engine?


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#9 posted 06-07-2010 10:46 PM

Lathezilla is my Rose Engine. I built it, am still am, 7 years ago. I’ll post a photo of LZII, which I built for my partner in crime. My girl works out daily and isn’t as pretty. But she uses several cutters and routers to do what she does best.
The shavings are from something else, I glued them together with CA then painted them to look burned. It’s a cradle to keep it from rolling away. It will be displayed on an electricl lazy susan.

-- Makin' Shavin's

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#10 posted 06-09-2010 02:51 PM


-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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