Northern Lights

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-14-2009 04:01 AM 1477 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a sculptural turning I call “Northern Lights”. The wood is Paduk it smells like vanilla when you turn it and don’t wear good cloths because they will turn orange. The surface texture is accented to represent a meteor shower. The turning is 16 inches across and 2 inches thick. It is hollowed inside the disk. The disk represents the moon.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 04:07 AM

Very cool I really like it! (kind of reminds me of a Cherry life saver candy ).

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 04:32 AM

Reallly beautiful piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 04:58 AM

very nice. Did you have to do any staining or is the natural color of paduk? I have never worked with it.

-- Gary D.

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 05:10 AM

I was thinking it looked like a lifesaver too!
great turning!

is it going to a gallery, or staying home?

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 06:49 AM

Now that’s just cool. Love the meteor shower.

-- Scott

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#6 posted 04-14-2009 08:57 AM

darryl, that was my forst thought, too :-)) Very nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 04-14-2009 03:21 PM

Very nice. Love the effects in this piece.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- R

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#8 posted 04-17-2009 02:23 AM

Very cool, i love paduk.. one of my fav’s

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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