Nautilus - Station # 5

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Project by Lazarus posted 08-18-2012 11:40 AM 11922 views 11 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is made of segmented Myrtlewood and Walnut.

It’s owes quite a bit to my fascination with the Steampunk genre, though I would not classify it as Steampunk.

I have been turning for about five years. Since retiring about three years ago I have been able to put aside more time to pursue this (expensive) hobby.

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 11:55 AM

Fantastic work, really beautiful detail. Thanks for showing.

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 11:57 AM

That is awesome

very inspirational


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#3 posted 08-18-2012 11:58 AM

Beautiful job..

That looks like a lot of time went into it!


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#4 posted 08-18-2012 12:37 PM

cool, I like it.

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 12:59 PM

WOW…just WOW!!!! How many hours to you think you put into this one?

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#6 posted 08-18-2012 01:01 PM

Amazing, well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 08-18-2012 02:35 PM

Wild, man, just wild! But, is it watertight? (grin)

Jules Verne would love it.


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#8 posted 08-18-2012 03:10 PM

Very nice.

One question. How big is it? Full scale? :-)

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#9 posted 08-18-2012 03:25 PM

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback. It is 16” tall and 12” wide. Not watertight, but hopefully it would float. : -) I’ve got probably three to four months into it, off and on. Mostly because it “jumped off” the lathe a couple of times and I put it aside thinking I’d just wasted a beautiful piece of Mytlewood. But for me, the best part about turning, is the down time thinking about what I need to do to make things work outside the box. Actually, that’s the second best thing. The best thing is when the lathe is spinning, and the shavings are coming off in one long string that piles up on your hands and clothing. A Zen sate without having to spend decades in a monastery.

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#10 posted 08-18-2012 05:15 PM

Awesome creativity!

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#11 posted 08-18-2012 05:20 PM

Beautiful job. Nice

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#12 posted 08-18-2012 09:26 PM

So little brother I see you finally posted some of your outstanding work that I have been trying to get you to post for the last year. Another great job!

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#13 posted 08-18-2012 09:52 PM

wow that is absolutely amazing

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#14 posted 08-18-2012 10:08 PM

That is a gorgeous hunk-a-hunk-a Steampunk influence. Keep up the great work.

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#15 posted 08-19-2012 01:17 AM

Great job mate and fabulous result. I envy your passion, patience and creativity.

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