''Eye's from within''

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Project by Arthouse posted 10-26-2012 12:23 AM 1341 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this remarkable piece of Texas quilted walnut with eye burls I found on a ranch. This piece was a limb out near the end of the branch so I turned this 12’’ high by 14 ’’ small limb to test the wood before I start cutting on the larger portions of the limb which are 20’’ wide and 18’’ high. I was so amazed at how it turned out I had to adorn the beautiful colors of pinks , purple, and curly dark grain with a lid to keep the eye from going into the bowl. I then turned a lid out of wenge some old scrape that was calling my name waiting for me to use. to use . I had laying around waiting for me. I then an old quilted walnut bark piece with eye burls and sanded it only in the area’s where one’s hand would touch for a handle. I polished then waxed the piece and saw the eye burls popping out so I called it ” Eyes from within” . All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 12:30 AM

Very nice!

Looks like a few ghostly figures in there too… Just in time for Halloween! LOL

Does the handle turn? Looks like it might…

Good job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 12:34 AM

Wow is that beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 01:32 AM

Outta sight!! I love that piece of wood you used!..............Jim

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 02:07 AM

A gorgeous piece of wood! You made excellent use of it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 06:22 AM

This is a pretty decent size piece of classy turning, very nice form on a fabulous piece of timber,
Well done

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

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 11:09 AM

What a beautiful work of art! It’s perfect… Love the color and the top.

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

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#7 posted 10-26-2012 08:22 PM

It’s perfect! Thanks for sharing.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#8 posted 10-27-2012 06:02 AM

one word-Beautiful

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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#9 posted 11-14-2012 04:54 PM

It draws me in. Glad you made a great top for it! Great to see you being productive. Haven’t gotten any LJ email re: your posts.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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