Spalted wings

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This is a quilted spalted pecan wood I found on a job site. I sawed the tree on the spot. The tree was 24’’ wide by 80’ tall. It had eye burls all over the tree and had been dead for only six month. I made this bowl with it. I turned the piece both sides then carved the waste away for a truly poetic piece. It has natural wax finish and buffed. The inside is gold geseo.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 1269 days ago

Wonderful design. I’m curious about the interior, Dan. You say it is gold Geseo. I’m not familiar with that stuff. Or is that a typo and you mean Gesso… if so, is the gold painted onto the gesso or actually mixed into the gesso and applied. I assume that the interior is then waxed/buffed after the gesso?

Regardless, very nice piece!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#2 posted 1269 days ago

Cool design

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 1269 days ago

Good work. Different but cool..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 1269 days ago

I’d say gesso, then gold leaf, the classical way :p

Nice and funny design, reminds me a lot of the StarWars X-Wing :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 1269 days ago

Very interesting piece…. Christine (learningtodo) will be into this one for sure!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Glen Peterson

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#6 posted 1269 days ago

Very cool piece. I’ve enjoyed the other projects you’ve posted as well. What’s you method for carving the legs/feet.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 1269 days ago

Can anyone say TIE Fighter? really cool design

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Stephen Mines

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#8 posted 1269 days ago

Seems you’re redefining a classic good look, your way. The gold leaf, if that’s what it is, is a perfect exclamation mark, balancing the raw, natural look of the rest. I really like it…. oh, alright, I covet it!

Looks large. Can you share dimensions?

Thanks, Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (

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#9 posted 1269 days ago

Yes, I say it’s a tie fighter. Really neat!

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#10 posted 1267 days ago

really really nice, well done

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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