magic wand #140

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Project by Stephen Mines posted 03-05-2011 02:49 AM 1829 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wand was an excercise in turning a long, thin spindle and then embellishing it with a crosshatched handle, a multi-lead spiral shaft detail, and a straight, through pierced pommel. It’s turned in Paduk and has czs (cubic zirconia) and turquoise cabs around the pommel and turquoise cabs and a natural crystal at the tip. Dimensions are: 1.875” diameter X 43” long. It is in the Irving Lipton Collection, Encino, CA.

That beautiful marble chair/throne is in the Colonade Garden on the grounds at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. The vertical wand photo is in front of one of the marble lions at the entrance to the Gardener’s Cottage, on the Huntington estate. Compared to these two sculptural works my attempt at something pretty pales to utter insignificance IMO.

-- Stephen Mines ([email protected])

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 05:45 AM

Pretty sweet in my eyes. Is it Art or Woodworking. But Woodworking is a Fine Art. So which Art pales the other.
Thanks for Sharing.

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 05:57 AM

That’s one great magic Wand. Beautiful.

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 08:19 AM

That is a magaical magic wand!! (pun intended, of course)

-- 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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#4 posted 03-07-2011 12:00 AM

Great twisting on the taper, what is the smallest dia you can get that? 43” dude thats a scepter or a walking stick. LOL that’s gotta be a great crystal in the end.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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