Nikola Tesla

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Project by prometej065 posted 06-13-2014 11:51 PM 3507 views 4 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are many famous personalities that are a challenge to work in marquetry, and among the crowning of them is – Nikola Tesla.

...................Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July (O.S. 28 June) 1856 to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). His father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian Orthodox priest. Tesla’s mother, Đuka Tesla (née Mandić), whose father was also a Serbian Orthodox priest, had a talent for making home craft tools, mechanical appliances, and the ability to memorize Serbian epic poems. Đuka had never received a formal education. Nikola credited his eidetic memory and creative abilities to his mother’s genetics and influence. Tesla’s progenitors were from western Serbia, near Montenegro.

In 1882, Tesla began working for the Continental Edison Company in France, designing and making improvements to electrical equipment.
In June 1884, Tesla relocated to New York City.

On 30 July 1891, at the age of 35, Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He told many of his companions that he valued the citizenship more than any scientific honors that he had acquired.

In the same year, Tesla established his South Fifth Avenue laboratory in New York. Later, he established his Houston Street laboratory in New York at 46 E. Houston Street. He lit electric lamps wirelessly at both of the New York locations, providing evidence for the potential of wireless power transmission.

He has protected more than 700 patents and innovation. His name was introduced in the House of Fame discoverer of America. The most important award in the field of electricity is called the Nikola Tesla Award, and was awarded the Council of Electrical Engineers – IEEE. Eight states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona and Indiana) declared Tesla’s birthday for a public holiday. On that day, among other things, on all public buildings must be emphasized national flag, and teachers in all schools devote one hour Tesla.

He spoke many languages ​​- Serbian, English, German, Italian, French, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovenian


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#1 posted 06-13-2014 11:55 PM

Dusan my friend, this is a fine work and a fine tribute to a man many years ahead of his time.
Your work always inspires me to become better if I can.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 06-14-2014 12:12 AM

Beautiful work and a great Bio on one of the greatest geniuses of all time.


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#3 posted 06-14-2014 12:16 AM

Thank you dear Paul and JIm!
Yes. great people and dear friends gifted truly inspire!


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#4 posted 06-14-2014 01:06 AM

Nice job. And thank for the history lesson. I have the hobby of listening to shortwave radios … so from there, I heard the name. A great man. A genius.
Thank for share.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 06-14-2014 01:17 AM

Another beautiful work from a great artist. I always look forward to seeing your work. It is to bad he was treated so poorly by his peers after his break from Edison.I believe he did more for the world than he will ever get recognized for.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 03:07 AM

very nice piece of work. Very much more interesting history and biography, for those that don’t know it’s worth the research. Great tribute.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#7 posted 06-14-2014 04:22 AM

Really outstanding portrait! And an excellent history lesson as well!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 06-14-2014 05:01 AM

Outstanding ! Lifelike ! Wow!

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#9 posted 06-14-2014 05:12 AM


-- hrvoje

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#10 posted 06-14-2014 06:33 AM

Odličan rad, kao i svi ostali projekti,zaista impresivno!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 06-14-2014 11:05 AM

Nice rendering…exactly like him.

But, he has been built up on the internet and by vendors claiming free Tesla power type ads for a long time. He was a smart man but not the genius people pretend him to be. i.e.

“He lit electric lamps wirelessly at both of the New York locations, providing evidence for the potential of wireless power transmission.”

Actually there was competition and someone else won out with wired AC instead of the impractical DC wireless he was suggesting. Induction transmission has great limitations.

Do a search on google for “nichola Tesla, fact or fiction” and you’ll see pages of places that debunk a lot of the flowery history that’s grown around him. And you’ll find pages of places that support what people want to hear.

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#12 posted 06-14-2014 12:16 PM

Truly a man who changed history –
By the way excellent work

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#13 posted 06-14-2014 12:53 PM

Excellent work!

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#14 posted 06-14-2014 12:54 PM

beautiful work. You captured his image perfectly and your craftsmanship is super.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 06-14-2014 03:27 PM

Hi Dusan,

It is great to see your still creating masterpieces!

This is my new favorites out of all your marquetry pieces.

The light and dark veneers are perfect for creating shadows. Bravo!!! And thank you for the history lesson he sounds like a great man.

-- Dennis Zongker

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