Jurassic Pod II

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Project by trifern posted 02-10-2012 09:51 PM 2061 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jurassic Pod II is created using the lost wood process. “Lightweight” was the wood I lost from this form. It started as 3 pieces of timber laminated together. I then turned a hollow form vessel. The vessel is broken apart at the glue joints. This piece is the result of laminating the two outer parts back together. The piece is then carved, dyed, and finished. It measures approximately 6.75” x 5” x 3.75”.

All comments and critques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 09:57 PM

I stand amazed! This has to be one of the best wood projects that I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing!


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 10:05 PM

I just love the colors!, I hope you share the original piece that this was intended for, when that happens.
Great use of a project that went sideways. It happens to all of us and how we adapt say a lot about the person.

“psst, when is it going to hatch?” LOL

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 11:13 PM

Great combination Joe, I have done a lot of “eliptical” turning but have never thought of turning the sacrifical section into a piece of its own, fabulous colouring & end result. : )

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 11:56 PM


-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 12:05 AM

That is outstanding. I would like to see some pictures of the inside. I guess I should ask if it opens first, but will let the comment stand.
I really like the finish, the colors, the choice of wood, well that sums it up(Or everything about it).
Thanks for sharing it.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 12:11 AM

Pretty darn cool…........want to touch it…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 01:47 AM

that’s just krazy-kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 02:48 AM

Imagination Unleashed…..Again. Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 02:49 AM

One amazing piece after another. Well done Joe.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-11-2012 02:57 AM

Really looks great, you most definitely put a lot of thought into this piece

-- Norman

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 03:33 AM

Joe: The other shoe drops.

What a great use of left overs. Is this the salvage or is “Lightweight” the salvage.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 03:50 AM

Thanks for all the comments. No this piece does not open. However, it does have a brass chain in it’s cavity so it does make cool sounds when you pick it up.

Karson, I am too frugal to throw either part away. “Lightweight” was supposed to be the sacrificial lamb. Perhaps I should have named him Isaac.

This concept has been in my head for almost a year now. It is nice to see it finally sprout.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 02-11-2012 04:23 AM

I can’t believe that you let something this great stay in the back of your mind for so long. In my case 10 minutes and I’d be on to something else.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#14 posted 02-11-2012 04:28 AM

I am impressed & amazed. I am also somewhat confused how you did it. Back to Google again.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 02-11-2012 05:25 AM

Lost wood process? I searched LJ, and also googled and couldn’t find it. Is there a description of this process somewhere? Phenominal piece btw.

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

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