Escargots go a-courtin"

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Walnut 10 inches in diameter .363 thick A very challenging project of reversing volutes. Hope ya’ll enjoy.
Happy New Year

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 02:23 PM

another inspiring turning!
I like how unique your work is.

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 02:24 PM

Interesting. Looks nice. Is it a bowl or flat?

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

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 02:27 PM

Wow! Beautiful turning. How do you do do all those grooves though?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 02:45 PM

Great turning, very beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 02:52 PM

Rance: under the photo it says .363 inches thick. It is an optical illusion that it appears deep.

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 03:33 PM

I think this is my favorite of your work. This does look like a very unforgiving pattern. Must have taken a lot of time. Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 01-03-2011 03:38 PM

Beaiutifully executed! I can see how two snails would be doing a mating dance! The pattern also reminds me of the seed pattern of a sunflower.

-- "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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#8 posted 01-03-2011 04:14 PM

Wow… I don’t even know how it was done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-03-2011 04:27 PM

Beautiful work again, Michelle! :)


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

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#10 posted 01-03-2011 05:28 PM

Wow! Very impressive work

Thanks for sharing


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#11 posted 01-03-2011 05:52 PM

It’s never hard to spot your pieces when they come up Michael, another beauty. Smooth, fair curves are always much harder than any other line and volutes are easy to get looking wrong. Yours are great. Awesome Art.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 01-03-2011 06:16 PM

I love it.
Indeed it looks challenging. I neither can imagine how it was done.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#13 posted 01-03-2011 06:20 PM

Superb, Michelle. Your talent and skill amaze me.

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

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#14 posted 01-03-2011 06:38 PM

This is a beaut, Michelle. Very nicely done! The planned geometry is perfect, as any tiny wobble would be instantly noticeable. Good work!


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#15 posted 01-03-2011 07:20 PM

There are no words. Incredible!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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