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Project by lizardhead posted 10-27-2012 11:46 PM 1863 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this project for the past 3 weeks. My inspiration for this project comes from Malcolm Tibbetts. It features 6 different porthole faces or designs. The second picture shows some of the tiny scrapes form cutting the porthole designs. The third picture shows the actual designs. It is 10-1/2” diameter at the portholes and 15” tall, the neck is 3”. There are about 1400 pieces in it. I used a little lathe more sutable for much smaller projects, it come off the lathe 3 times, I had multiple goughes which forced me to turn more in some areas than planned. In general it was a nightmare of mishaps. I have a pile of parts that I rejected for one reason or the other. About 150 hours of love went into the project. As some of you know I am not supposed to work around dust because of my asthma & COPD. Hope you like it

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 11:56 PM

Wow these are outstanding such detail and color,wow.

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 12:20 AM

Wow what a beautiful piece.

-- Craig, Waterloo,IA

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#3 posted 10-28-2012 12:33 AM

A work of art! You did an absolutely magnificent job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 12:55 AM

Dave, that is a magnificent piece. I just can’t imagine the design wok on laying up all the segments to get such a beautiful design. Another masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

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

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 01:05 AM

Wow! That is a real beauty! Incredible mind blowing work!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 03:34 AM

That is amazing! An absolute master piece. I’m blown away!

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 06:43 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 10-28-2012 11:40 AM

Absolutely beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 10-28-2012 02:45 PM

That is insane!!!! Wow it is incredable …A+

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

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#10 posted 10-28-2012 02:48 PM

job well done, thank you.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#11 posted 10-28-2012 03:00 PM

Magnificent, You do Malcolm proud. I can easily imagine 150 hours. Keep that dust mask and fan close by while working.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 10-28-2012 06:58 PM

WOW!! Beautiful!! ... what else can I say?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 10-28-2012 08:35 PM

What a fabulous piece LH, thanks for showing the detail in progress :)

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

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#14 posted 10-28-2012 11:45 PM

What an amazing piece….......Thanks so much for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 02:47 AM

A man must do what he loves and it showes in this incredible piece .
True love and commitment .
I am amazed !

-- Kiefer

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