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Very dream-like. It can imagine it as a stop-motion animation model.
 

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Spectacular! I've never used a lathe before, so when you say you turned it, I have a bit of trouble picturing the process (which is part of the appeal). Would you mind describing it briefly?
 

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Thanks for the nice comments. >Vakman. I'm not sure how much of the process of lathe turning you would like to know. The wood is mounted on a faceplace and the motor of the lathe spins it at a selected speed. A tool comprised of a handle and sharpened metal is placed on a rest adjacent to the spinning piece of wood and eased into it to begin taking off wood and shaping it into the desired form. In the case of this project, I spent a lot of time cutting wood into small pieces with a miter saw and then glueing them into rings, which were then glued into a stack before being place on the lathe and turned. (some of the rings were turned individually and then shaped with a disc sander in order to create the bend in the tail) It's an involved, but very rewarding process. If you would like to know more about segmented turning, I would recommend Malcolm Tibbets website. He is considered by many to be the best of the best. Viewing his work is what got me started in segmented turning.
 

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Wow. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Wow. Thanks for sharing.
 

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This is beautiful! Well done!
 

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Is it hollow?
 

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Nice….very creative
 

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I wondered how you put the bend in the tail. Beautiful work by the way!

I haven't done anything to compare to that but I have used my lathe to get some offset results before. I put a 4 jaw chuck on my lathe and after turning the main body of the work piece, I rechucked it up offset for eccentric turning or turning an axis on a different line from the center-line of the work piece.
 

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Thanks for the explanation and referring me to Tibbetts' work, amazing stuff.
 

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Very cool a unique work of Art.
 
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