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    REVERSE WINGS

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    This is a piece of Beech I turned trying to do one of Terry Scott"s signature Manta Ray.
    It stands about 5" high x 8" across opposite tips, the wings are a tad over 1/8". As it always looked a bit outer space to me I added a funny antenna like finial. It sits on 3 carved feet.
    Comments of any nature are welcome.
    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Gray; 01-03-2013 at 10:45 PM.
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    that is SWEEET really like the manta ray look,, bet that vibrated a little on the lathe huh
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    Beautiful job, Pete. Love the gentle sweep of the wings. I just ordered Terry's video on how to do this.

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    Very nice, Pete. I'd like to try one of Terry's manta ray forms myself someday.
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    Thanks Nate & Vaughn, just be prepared to maybe make a couple for the fire box along the way , (I belong to the same Guild as Terry so have seen a few made by the master)
    Larry there is no vibration at all as you are turning your "ups n downs" at the same time so you're in balance all the way, do have to watch the knuckles though
    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Gray; 01-04-2013 at 01:41 AM. Reason: typo
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    Very cool and well done Pete.
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    You have that wing thing down, impressive

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    Tom really said it (in a very understated way), "impressive." It also happens to be beautiful.

    Enjoy,

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    Very nice! I've wanted to try doing a winged bowl that goes one direction and have been fearful, I can't imagine reversing two wings. Great job.
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    That'll hold some M&M's Pete! Glad all your digits are still on your hand.
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