Working At Cross Purposes

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This is my latest negative space design. To say it was a challenge & monstrously hard to do, would be an understatement. I confused myself constantly!!! The design has volute change of direction on 2 levels. Sapele & copper about 10 inches in diameter.
Hope ya’ll enjoy it and that your eyeballs stay firmly in their sockets!

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#1 posted 07-05-2012 02:42 PM

nice work. is this done with a router or on a lathe?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-05-2012 02:43 PM

It is incredible, Michelle! Just beautiful. I love your designs and this has to be one of my all time favorites!

Sheila :)

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

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 02:46 PM

Very cool art, beautiful and amazing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 03:09 PM

Beautiful, Michelle. You’re always finding new ways to advance your designs. Really wonderful!


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#5 posted 07-05-2012 03:09 PM

Michelle wonderful work. i have same question as first comment lathe or router and lathe
Regards Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#6 posted 07-05-2012 03:29 PM

Pretty cool very different in a good way.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-05-2012 03:36 PM

Amazing design and execution. I’d also love to hear how you did it.

-- Kayvon

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#8 posted 07-05-2012 03:42 PM

Another beauty.
You are one of the people here whose distinctive style shouts your name at first glance when we see a new project posting. ....... and such an interesting, elegant style it is !

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 07-05-2012 03:42 PM

Your projects seem to be spiraling out of control. I think some more pictures from other angles would be nice …to make me feel a little more inadequate.

-- Stephen NYS

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#10 posted 07-05-2012 04:07 PM

Incredible design, Michelle, beautifully executed.

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

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#11 posted 07-05-2012 04:12 PM

Fantastically is one of those pieces that causes you to stare intensely at it and appreciate its beauty.

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#12 posted 07-05-2012 05:51 PM

That is sweet. I love it.
You are really on a roll. Keep it up.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 07-05-2012 06:05 PM

As the saying goes, you have definitely “found your own voice”. A real work of art !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#14 posted 07-06-2012 02:00 AM

Nope my eyeballs POPPED! Wow again! And I echo Stephen’s sentiments about seeing it from other angles. It’s beautiful just to gaze at.

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

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#15 posted 07-06-2012 02:20 AM

Wow my eyes are starting to play tricks on me Michelle, gee whizz you do some fantastic work, just love this one :))

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

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