Segmented woodturning from California

Posted By on September 7, 2009

tibbettsThose amazing segmented turnings are made by Malcolm Tibbetts from South Lake Tahoe , California .

His turnings have won many awards and prestigious collectors have acquired many of his art pieces.

On his website hi have “how to” DVD-s and a book ” The Art of Segmented Woodturning ” available for purchase.

And there are much more of his truly unique art from wood.

spirits

spirits

pearlsbig

pearlsbig

tolerance

tolerance

galactic

galactic

dailygift

dailygift

Wooden globe by Marco Aurelio R. Guimarães

Posted By on September 7, 2009

master and globe

This globe is in scale of 1:40,000,000 and is made by Marco Aurelio R. Guimarães from Brazil .

Its a mixed-media project that includes some excellent goldsmith works, marble/granite jobs, wood carving, marble turning, bent lamination, general woodworking and a new kind of  “spherical intarsia” .

I find this project on lumberjocks.com where are more his amazing works .

Hi is a retired engineer , who now spends the most of  his time in woodworking and sculpting.

And if somebody interested how the globe was made , it can be seen HERE in a extensive and illustrated article about the many problems and solutions He was involved  when making the globe .

There are some pretty clever ideas .

wooden-globe

wooden-globe

globe

Woodwork humour

Posted By on September 6, 2009

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

Chicken Dragon by Charlie Benson1. You can tell how many tools you’ve sharpened this week by the number of bald spots on your forearms – or legs if that’s how you check your edge.

2. You havn’t bought a razor in years, because you’re sharpening skills are that good!

3. You drop a chisel and as you catch it, by the blade of course, you think three things; (1) “thank God I didn’t chip the blade”, (2)“at least I didn’t bleed on this work” and (3) “wow, that cut is so clean I won’t even need stitches!!

4. You carry three bandaids in your shirt pocket everywhere you go  (just in case).

5. when the wood in your shop starts to talk to you. Or any wood starts to talk to you. Some people call that crazy, I call it Artistic Genius.

6. You were temporarily excited…. then confused when you overheard co-workers (at the office) talk about picking up wireless routers at Best Buy or Circuit City.

7. You can tell a brand of tool from 1/2 a block away by the color

Finest marquetry from Netherlands

Posted By on September 6, 2009

This amazing piece of furniture is made by Dr. J.L. van Eijk (1916-2002) from Netherlands (Holland)

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Example of finest craftsmanship from Russia

Posted By on September 5, 2009

workshop of cabinet restorers led by Vsevolod Poltavtseva

This marquetry chess table was made by master Poltavtsev Vsevolod Borisovich from Russia, Moscow in June 2005 .

Hi is leading a creative workshop of cabinet restorers in Moscow .

The workshop was set up under the auspices of the Moscow Museum of furniture.

More interesting works by those masters  can be found here

http://www.mastera-mebeli.ru/

And here one example of his work :

making of chess-tablemaking of chess-table

making of chess-table

chess-table and master

chess-table and master

open chess-table

open chess-table

marquetry chess-table

marquetry chess-table