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This is a new direction in my negative space designs. This project has raised “sculpted” volutes. For a first attempt I am modestly pleased with it. my usual negative space designs have been very thin, between .350-.375 thick. Because of the raised volutes, this is nearing .500 inches thick, and the majority of the height is the volutes. Shedua, about 8 inches in diam
Let me know what you think of this new concept. thanks

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 11:49 AM

It is gorgeous! Could you post a side view? I would love to see it at that angle. I don’t know how you coax that wood to look so incredible, Michelle! It is always a treat to see!


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

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 12:05 PM

Another awsome design and excecution, Fantastic work.

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 12:10 PM

Amazing! I, umm, uhh, speechless. Wow!

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

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#4 posted 07-15-2012 01:09 PM

Hi Michelle super piece. You are on to something with this piece. I think it will open a few more ideas for the negative space theme you are busy with. Keep up the good work, at this rate we will be calling you the Queen of negative space in wood turning. Kind Regards Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 01:20 PM

Hi Mr. T..Other folks are ahead of you on the “name”..A fella named Don starting calling me that a long time ago..but Mick the magnificent would be oK!! :-)

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 07-15-2012 01:25 PM


I wish I had the vocabulary to describe

how beautiful and talented this piece is.

So Ouch! it is


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Raymond Thomas

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#7 posted 07-15-2012 02:04 PM

Your desings and turnings are very inspiring. I can only dream of developing half of your talent. Marvelous!

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 07-15-2012 03:31 PM

Michelle, you never cease to amaze me with your projects!!! This one is beautiful. ...................Hun

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

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#9 posted 07-15-2012 04:04 PM

Evolution is a good name for this, you have really evolved a new idea and are streching its parameters with
each new project. Looks wonderful and makes the eyes try to see the circles on the back, while the spirals
on the front twist the imagination. I think that this is wonderful piece of eye and wood candy and wish that
I could make something similar.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 07-15-2012 04:27 PM

Bluepine; did 2 tutorials at Sawmill. I have no clue how to find them..If you are good with computers, you probably could find them quickly..good luck

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#11 posted 07-15-2012 04:53 PM

Simply beautiful, stunning in all respects.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#12 posted 07-15-2012 05:39 PM

Spectacular from the front but, as “scrollgirl” suggests, other views would help one to form a more complete assessment.

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

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#13 posted 07-15-2012 05:51 PM

Slightly more depth and a more open feel to it.

Another winner, Michelle.

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

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#14 posted 07-15-2012 09:42 PM

Another brain teaser Michelle :: )))
Fabulous job

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

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#15 posted 07-15-2012 10:03 PM

A whirlpool! All been said… WOW. A lot of thinking and patience. Keep it going.

-- Bert

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