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I have been on an obsessed kick of what I am calling negative space turning. My last post did not convey what I was trying to get across. The concept is for the viewer to see WHAT IS NOT THERE anymore, and not see what is left,. thus negative space design. I hung two in a window & took a poor picture,. But I think it gets the idea across much better.

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 10:32 PM

wow, I like it.

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 10:34 PM

Really Cool!! After seeing this I had to go and look at some of your other projects, AMAZING!!! You do wonder ful work. Your turnings are WAY more complex than anything I have tried, and all look Great.

-- RayCurtis

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 10:36 PM

You’re right, Michelle. That’s much better.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 10:39 PM

Wow, those are gorgeous. I think hanging them in the window really shows the negative space.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 10:39 PM

Looks good.

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 10:45 PM

Trippy! Great Job!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 07-12-2010 10:54 PM

That is amazing!!! Truly incredible!


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#8 posted 07-12-2010 11:04 PM

These are great, would you consider doing a blog on these ? I’m sure there would be great interest.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 07-12-2010 11:18 PM

Hi Jim..thanks for the vote of confidence. I am still in the process of figuring out how to do these. As you can see I have 3 very distinct pieces made. I am starting from scratch as Mr. Weissflog did not tell me how he did his! I have 10 pieces that blew up..It is not for the squeemish. Maybe when I figure out where I am going with this concept and when I could make a piece without failure, I might consider a blog.

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#10 posted 07-12-2010 11:45 PM

I think this photo helps show the negative space a lot more. Your technique is very effective in portraying a sense of movement and the surrounding space. Very energetic pieces! They look like kinetic sculpture, as I can imagine the two sides of the discs moving to create ever changing designs.

I still see a sunflower’s rays in the top one and a sense of energy from a drop of water rippling the surface in the lower one, or possibly children playing in rythm. Really quite unique.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 07-13-2010 12:04 AM

well, negative space or positive space, I like them both. what tool do use to cut the designs into these if I may ask.

-- RStadler

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#12 posted 07-13-2010 12:04 AM

I like them! They have a happy, summery feeling to them… yeah, sunflowers and water ripples. :) They are visually exciting, but it sounds like there is a whole lot of excitement in the creation of them as well! I, too, would like to know more about the process when you reach a level of feeling safe adding a camera to the mix of lathe and router.

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#13 posted 07-13-2010 12:23 AM


They both look nice to me. I’ve always wanted to try one of these too. Don’t forget, a blog of a failed attempt can be just as helpful to others as are successes. Think about it. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 07-13-2010 12:25 AM

Hi MaryAnne..good to hear frm you. I am just plain obsessed with the concept. Degoose says he will reporduce these on his Australian overhead router type unit. I believe he think overhead router for the lower one…but with no control of his table I don’t believe he can reproduce the upper one..So keep an eye out for what he might post. Take care

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#15 posted 07-13-2010 12:49 AM

Here’s the answer to the question you all have been asking…the top one..router & lathe..the bottom one..router.. go now & reproduce these..have fun

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