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Project by DaveGlx posted 10-05-2011 12:01 PM 1479 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this concept piece today.

-- Dave -





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 12:15 PM

Looks cool . Some info would be nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 01:08 PM

For me it is environmental massage to save water…”every drop is counted”
Is that what you mean, Dave?
Nice and unique.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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hairy

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 02:11 PM

That’s really cool! Nice work.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 02:20 PM

Wow, that’s nice. What types of wood did you use or how tall is it?

Thanks,
M.

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DaveGlx

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 02:58 PM

Thanks guys,
The woods are jacaranda and red gum and the piece is 12” tall.
Sam,
This piece was indeed intended as a message regarding water usage—specifically, the unnoticed flow of water which is not actually used, but just leaks away out of our systems. In the work, I’ve attempted to recreate this situation using wood: the top of the jacaranda piece symbolizes the splash made by a drop of water into a pool, with the rings on the wood representing the ripples. This drop of water then proceeds down to the tip, to drop (excuse the pun) to ground. The drop’s presence both at the top and the bottom emphasizes the fact that the rate of loss of water is equal to the rate of acquisition: instead of savoring the water we already have; we seek to obtain more.

-- Dave -

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 10-05-2011 05:12 PM

Hello DaveGlx

A fanstastic work and a good spirit

A concept piece IS a concept piece

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 10-06-2011 12:24 AM

G’day Dave, beautiful piece of art and a great message. Lots of water down here in Central Victoria now but we can remember the past years.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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TonyWard

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#8 posted 10-06-2011 08:14 AM

Well done mate!

I like the artistry, the concept is a winner, the theme is an important message for all Australians !

Thank you for sharing

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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exelectrician

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#9 posted 10-21-2011 01:03 AM

A work of art – that makes you think…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 12-01-2011 09:19 PM

A concept everyone should tale to heart, we loose billions of acre feet down the drain just waiting to get warm or hot water.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#11 posted 05-25-2012 01:03 PM

Dave , that is a great looking piece. I love the creativity in your works!!........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Lazarus

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 02:52 PM

That’s very nice! I’ve been wanting to do a hanging type vase and have been stuck on the “hanging” part. That opens up new avenues of thought. I’m curious about the woods used. Here in the states, particularly where I live, I use a lot of Myrtlewood and walnut. I’ve never used either of the two woods you referenced. How are they for turning and particularly (as I do mostly segmented work) how do they do for glueing up?

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