The Confetti Egg

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Project by thewoodartist posted 09-28-2010 09:40 AM 1681 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since there was some interest in the first egg I posted, here is another in the series…The Confetti Egg.

The shell of this egg is American black walnut, with inset pieces of holly (white), padauk (orange), and satine (or bloodwood – red) punched through the shell prior to the final turning. As background, they were fitted into place as plugs, and then glued using Gorilla glue.

The shell was then turned to its final shape and dimensions, with the shell wall about .125 thick. I should mention here that I work entirely with decimal dimensions, and my working tolerance is usually .005 or less.

The second picture shows the egg and its stand in the box.

The surprise in this egg is that it contains a kaleidoscope, and the endpiece turns to change the patterns. The display piece is filled with fractured coloured glass piece. I think this egg was #6 in the series, but I’ve lost track of all of them.

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 09:57 AM

More beautiful work. I’m particularly intrigued by the way you place things inside of them. Great stuff… keep it coming please.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 11:19 AM

amazing… and the stand is beautiful as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 12:06 PM

These are really incredible. I love them! Thank you for showing us!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 01:54 PM

Great turning, these are truly works of art. I love everything about them. Very delicate indeed.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 08:40 PM

you realy know your trade and how to entertain the reciever of your beauty´s
I hope they all will bee preciated for generations to come just like the original faberge eggs has been

thank´s for sharing them with us

take care

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