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Project by darryl posted 03-14-2011 06:42 PM 2083 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this project back in November, but it wasn’t until this past weekend I was able to get together with a photographer friend to get some nice pictures done.

This piece stands 12-3/4” tall and has a 9” diameter. There are 972 segments in total in this piece. The three sections were all built seperately and are secured together with a carriage bolt that is hidden in the base.

all comments welcome

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 06:52 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous, Darryl!!

What are your plans for this piece?


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

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 07:01 PM

good looking project

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 07:17 PM

Nice project. what wood did you use?


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#4 posted 03-14-2011 07:28 PM

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#5 posted 03-14-2011 07:49 PM


Outstanding !!!!

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#6 posted 03-14-2011 08:16 PM

WoW! Absolutely stunning Darryl.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 03-14-2011 08:50 PM

It’s beautiful!! The wood is so thin, it almost looks as thow it just came off the potters wheel!!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#8 posted 03-14-2011 09:18 PM

very impressive. You must be a very patient man to work with so many small parts. Well done

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#9 posted 03-14-2011 10:13 PM

You’ve come up trumps here Darryl, this is very different & eye catching, look like nice tight joints and a lovely finish. great job well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 12:01 AM

Beautiful! Now that’s a lot of segmented pieces! Super craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 03-15-2011 12:43 AM

thanks guys, your comments are greatly appreciated.
This piece is made of pine, i used the early american minwax stain and gloss wipe on poly for a finish.

to answer your question Lew… I haven’t decided yet. I’m not opposed to selling it.

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#12 posted 03-15-2011 12:58 AM

It is definitely gallery quality.

My question is why you couldn’t find somewhere on the bottom to use up 28 more segments? And, who counted them to begin with?

If they had a chair at the gallery, I would be there a while just staring at it.


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#13 posted 03-15-2011 01:10 AM

Spectacular in every way! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#14 posted 03-15-2011 02:41 AM

Darryl, that is a beauty!! WOW, what a piece of art!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 03-15-2011 05:29 AM

Wonderful turning! Almost like a fountain within a fountain! 10 Thumbs up.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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