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The Purple Peacock

The purpleheart body and legs were turned then carved. The head is turned satinwood and purpleheart. The 47 tines are carved from 1"x 1" holly.The row of yellow feathers are satinwood. The 130 other feathers are all carved from different kinds of wood.The most difficult thing in making the piece was figuing out how to structure the piece to be lightweight yet stable. Also a lot of time was taken figuring out the feather angle when glued in place. The piece is 60" x 36" x 6" . I will answer the question everyone asks now. About a month.

The Purple Peacock
rmuniak, Apr 2, 2008
    • Bill Tilson
      Your peacock is really nice, well thought out and well done! Assuming its a wall hanging or does it stand on its own?
    • Malcolm Tibbetts
      Ray, this is just terrific. Love your imagination, skills and patience.
    • Ed_McDonnell
      PEACOCK!!! Of course!!! I don't know why, but I thought you had gotten a jump on Thanksgiving. Must be the turkey sandwich I had for lunch.

      My question is "Where are you going to put it?". 7.5 cubic feet is a sizeable chunk of space.

      Quite the accomplishment. Are you breathing a sigh of relief now that it's done, or are you having withdrawal symptoms with no more feathers to work on?

    • S. Clark
      This is really great! Very original idea which resulted in a beautify piece. I dont know why it took me to now to discover this picture post but Im glade I did.

      - Scott
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