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Project by lew posted 03-06-2020 12:29 AM 649 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LJ Candy Frye helped me to remember that I had indeed made a walnut spaceship with copper leafing.

This one is smaller- about 3” in diameter and, with the finial, about 5” tall. It originally started out to have a small entry hole and just a finial topping but I messed up hollowing it. A large part of the top broke away. Cleaned that up and then made a lid for the larger opening. Used a Sorby texturing tool to do the spiral work. Then added the copper leafing. Gloss poly finish.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 03-06-2020 01:02 AM

Cool reference!
Great piece and a nice save. The texturing and copper leaf are a great touch.

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#2 posted 03-06-2020 01:07 AM

That is nice work, and the type woods blend well

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#3 posted 03-06-2020 01:16 AM

Real purdy, Lew! Is copper leaf applied like gold leaf?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 03-06-2020 01:27 AM

Nice! I bet it’s even more beautiful in person, Lew!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 03-06-2020 02:00 AM

Check with SpaceX, they might need some design help. Great job Lew.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-06-2020 02:15 AM

AH—Their HERE!

Neat job.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 03-06-2020 08:14 AM

That is really cool. Love it. Top notch craftsmanship and absolutely love the copper Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 03-06-2020 01:47 PM

Beautiful job Lew.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 03-06-2020 03:19 PM

When I saw the picture I imagined it to be a big vessel, so I was really surprised to read the size.
It makes it even more amizing, when looking at the details and the finish.
My nerves would be shaken making that thin top.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 03-06-2020 03:32 PM

Love it.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 03-06-2020 06:09 PM

Swell piece, Lew.


The name is in Klingon? Please to ‘splain.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 03-06-2020 06:32 PM

Jon- Thank You!

ElmoSr- Thanks!

Gene- Thank You! Yes the process for gold or copper leafing is exactly the same. I got everything from Hobby Lobby.

Candy- Thanks! And, thanks for helping me remember I did this one!

Karson- Thank You! I think they could launch this one with a slingshot.

ralbuck- Thanks!

Hoss- Thank You!

Smitty- Thanks!

Mads- Thank You! I’m afraid my work can’t hold a candle to yours!

Petey- Thanks!

Mark- Thank You! Maybe this will explain it-

Thanks everyone for all of the views and making this a Daily Top 3!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 03-07-2020 01:11 AM

Well done Lew.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 03-07-2020 01:22 AM

Gort and Klaatu would both be proud!!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 03-07-2020 05:07 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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