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    Oval Bat Box

    Holly, Ebony and Pink Ivory. All parts including the finial were turned on my Rose Engine. Designed after the Bell South Building Nashville aka: the Bat
    Building.

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    Hey Jerry, nice to see you again, I was wondering what you and your Rose Engine were up to......... and I can see quite a lot!

    Dunno the building you speak of, but that sure is one neat looking turning. How have you found the Rose Engine, have you needed to make any tweaks, or are you still figuring out even more wonderful ways to use it?

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Jerry,
    How many bats can you fit inside

    Chuck

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    Jerry,
    Very cool - and better looking than the building in my opinion!

    Here's a pic of the building for reference:
    http://a5.vox.com/6a00c2251e7a348e1d00c22529e24df219-pi


    Wes

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    Cool box, Jerry. It's still amazing to picture stuff like that coming off a lathe. Like Stu, I'd been wondering what you've been up to. Looks like the Rose Engine is keeping you off the streets at night.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

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    being new here, I wonder what the "Rose Engine" is and assume it is a special lathe. Are pics available?

    by the way, the turning is beautiful.

    thanks,

    Mike

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    Mike, here is a good page on the Rose Engine, one amazing machine to be sure.

    I'll bet that Jerry can fill us in more, if he can tear himself away from that neat machine!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Jerry, I am typically not a big fan of Rose Engine work, but if you keep making pieces like this you may change my mind !! This is actually the first Rose Engine piece that I've seen that made me say "Wow, I really like that !"

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    I'm 'Wowed' also. Beautiful. Do you actually let bats inside to mess it up?
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    At first glance that looks to be quite complicated. Stu, have you built one yet?

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