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    OO Spider

    Just so you don't think I've gone off the deep end, there is a reason why I turned this. There's a local art center that is having an upcoming show and the theme is "3 Legs or More", open to any medium. I've been on a good luck streak with local art shows because nobody ever enters any wood turnings. So, I usually get accepted just because it's a unique medium. Don't really know what made me think of a spider when I thought of "3 Legs or More", but this is what I came up with. It's mostly Osage Orange with some small pieces of redheart. It's all turned pieces (40 pieces) with a little bit of carving on the mouth and the front claws. It stands about a foot tall and is about 14" diameter. The body is just an egg, the head is a hollow form with the opening carved out and the inside painted with india ink, the rest is spindles joined by tenons. If you notice, She's even wearing a couple bracelets.




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    Way cool! This sure is going to get a lot of attention at the show.

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    Very neat Curt, if you have gone off the deep end, tell us where the edge is so we can jump in too

    Hope you do well, that looks like a lot of work, but it sure is cool!
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    Very cool, Curt. I keep scrolling back to the pictures and smiling.
    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Fuller View Post
    ...I've been on a good luck streak with local art shows because nobody ever enters any wood turnings...
    I suspect you'd be on a good streak even if there were other turners...you have a knack for thinking outside the box and still making it look nice.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Very imaginative and a lot of work, I'm sure.

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    Amazing imagination you have, Curt!
    Beautifully done!

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    Curt,

    I have looked at this many times and keep finding more things to be amazed about!

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    The amount of work involved in this is way beyond my stickability, pity 'cos I would love to make something like it. Perhaps I need to discipline myself more

    Pete

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    Very cool Curt! As others said...that took some time and tons of skill. Well Done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Fuller View Post
    She's even wearing a couple bracelets.
    She? how can you tell

    Pete

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