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    A little craft Project

    So, I have a friend stopping by on their way to Burning Man. I like to make little 'things' as souvenirs, or to be tossed on to the pyre...

    This is my project for this year. Paduak platforms, walnut pillars, walnut cutout of 'The Man'... The tower is about 11 inches tall.

    Inspiration came from page 54 of the latest Wood Magazine.

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    Last edited by Brent Dowell; 08-26-2010 at 02:44 PM.
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    seems a shame to burn it.
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    I spent a whole half hour making it.

    If the picture was clearer, you would demand it be burnt!
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    Interesting project.
    Creepy symbolism.
    I have seen the movie.
    Simply do not understand the fascination and 'celebrations'.
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    Burn baby burn! Awesome looking statue Brent!
    Darren

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    I am with Art burning walnut??? Paduak ??? that is heresy.
    cheers

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    The theme this year is "Metropolis", so I encouraged him to do something with a man on a building. Luckily, Wood arrived yesterday, with just the inspiration. Is it irony that the base is actually a candle holder design?

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    Nice photo. Sometimes maybe it's best to just make something to destroy it. Kind of makes some cosmic sense, that I'm not sure I grasp. I've seen Buddhist monks work for a solid week on a sand painting only to scramble it all together, put it in a jar and drop the sand in a pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Interesting project.
    Creepy symbolism.
    I have seen the movie.
    Simply do not understand the fascination and 'celebrations'.
    Yeah, Not my cup of tea for any number of reasons. Can't see going to the middle of the black rock to surround my self with thousands of other people. We went to the Black rock desert once, but that was to get away from everything. Driving on it is like driving a boat on a giant lake. There were some people we could see when we camped there. I think they must have been 10 miles away...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    I am with Art burning walnut??? Paduak ??? that is heresy.
    Made one out of purple heart and ebony, but that was only 6" tall...

    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Nice photo. Sometimes maybe it's best to just make something to destroy it. Kind of makes some cosmic sense, that I'm not sure I grasp. I've seen Buddhist monks work for a solid week on a sand painting only to scramble it all together, put it in a jar and drop the sand in a pond.
    I do it just cause it's kind of fun. The person I give these to is a long time friend and co-worker. We are as different as people can be, but it's nice to have friends like that.

    I have fun making these things and whatever she does with them is up to her. I hope she burns them, but I don't know. They have a camp at burning man they call 'Interaction Cafe' where they serve up 'Interactions'. I hope they put it on the bar...
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