" Restless imagination"

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Project by Arthouse posted 11-12-2012 02:15 AM 2060 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is aspen bark inlayed into a turned wood wheel on my latest reactive metal finish. I turned the outer portion on my lathe using the outside turning radius so I can turn a 30’’ piece of wood. I then turned the inside out of oak making it larger than the outside wheel so I can get a wheel with spoke effect. I then made the outside holder legs out of a large scrap steel pipe saddle cut off. Using the curves to match the wheel . I then put the polychrome reactive metal finish I invented on the metal and the wood and acid washed it to give it the rusted look. I then used a metal laquer to give it a shiny finish. I call it ” Restless Imagination” for it is a kinetic sculpture that rotates with a restless look from all angles. 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 11-12-2012 02:53 AM

very cool .. I like it.

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 03:21 AM


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#3 posted 11-12-2012 03:58 AM


Kinda looks like a harnessed Flying Saucer! LOL

Beautiful piece!

Nice work.

Thank you.

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

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 05:20 AM

Restless? it is or it ain’t, it’s great imagination! Really kool!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 11-12-2012 12:49 PM

Very unique!!!!!!!!!!............Jim

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

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 03:45 PM

Your hand is just as skillful as your imagination.

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 06:11 AM

Interesting work

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 08:25 PM

somehow I missed this..quite unusual and very very cool.

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