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Turbine 4 by OmnivoreArt Turbine 4 by OmnivoreArt
Materials: Old growth Cherry, Pine. Dim: 3 foot radius.

The "turbine" is the result of my obsession with machines and repeating symmetry. It took me about 200 hours and was a completely enjoyable pain in my ass. It has eight coats of polyeurothane sanded down to 2000 grit. I had to make several tools just to make it.
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Given 2014-02-25
Turbine 4 by OmnivoreArt ( Suggested by Magical525 and Featured by Brookette )
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Autographix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Great Piece of Oh-So-Cool Art!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I miss that piece.
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morardo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
DEAR SIR , PLEASE CONTACT ME ON MY MAIL   MORARDOJM@YAHOO.COM     I AM INTERESTED BY YOUR WORK.  THANK YOU SO MUCH
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
2000 grit - I thought using 600 grit was special!  This is a remarkable and stunningly beautiful piece of art!  Wow!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
600 is good enough until the last coat... I was just showing off. Thanks.
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
You don't need to show off...your skills and design and wow-factor cover that angle!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks... Life kinda side swiped me and I haven't worked in quite a while and I'm trying to get my mojo back, if you will. Comments like yours help a lot. Your work, by the way, is progressing quickly. I look forward to seeing where you go with your unique carving skills. If you don't mind me asking, what is your connection with Roman things?
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  I had my DNA tested and, besides the more contemporary hereitary results, I was predominately Greek and Roman ancestry - even though my ancestors are from Northern Europe, Germany and Ireland.  I have read a lot of Roman history in the past three years as a comparison to the United States contemporary political situation, and I am trying to express my pieces as political statements - but the statement isn't always obvious.  For example, the helmets are a collection of 11 different animals - the last animal is Caesar stabbing himself through the helmet (ergo, the only animal to kill itself as part of Rome's decline).  The latest pieces are titled cecidit imperium (fallen empire).  Most people would look and state that this is obvious, but the little clues in the sculpture lead to a relationship to today's US state of affairs.
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inkydigit Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
:)
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hexicateonline Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I end up staring at this every so many days and wondering how much more amazing it looks in person. It's made of wood and I can still imagine the strange mixture of sounds as it powers up.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much but due to my friend's $10,000 camera and his immeasurable talent, it looks better in the photos!
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hexicateonline Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm willing to bet it's still pretty amazing in person.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Check out the "more from DA" link. Some really great stuff in there!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
This guy is a total DB. He let this DD go straight to his head. (Thanks for all your kind words... signed, DB).
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible job you've done. My compliments for the excellent results :clap:
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ChaosInStillness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
This is a beautiful "radial" turbine engine. I'm guessing that it is at least 6" deep. I love the details in the way the wood is put together for the fans and I'm guessing those are some kind of spark plugs around the rim.
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MilleCuirs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD!! I knew it was not going to be long before you got noticed!! Keep up the good work! :)

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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Means a lot coming from you.
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hairymoss Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Beautiful .... what's next?!?
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haven't the slightest clue... I have about 20 ideas and life keeps standing in the way. A gold fish bowl that looks like a fish airship? Just one of many competing ideas. I often flail around until one idea takes control of me.
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hairymoss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Looking forward to the next piece - glad to hear there is more great potential in the mix!  
I know how life gets in the way of art; art can be such an all consuming process that a project won't let you compromise for anything else ... and there are a lot of other things in life.

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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
My sister has often said that if you really want to be a full-on artist you must be alone. I agree. The sacrifices one must make are hard to bring anyone else along with.
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hairymoss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
It sounds selfish, but that is totally true.  Your sister is insightful.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I just wish, sometimes, that she wasn't right.
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357supermagnum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Looks like some sorts of a Radial engine with a built in supercharger/cooling fan to me.
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Lizzardman666 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Wow, I thought this was a fractal!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can not imagine a greater compliment. Thanks sir.
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Aeon10101110 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014

Its look gives the feeling of a dynamo.


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thesteamforger Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lovely!
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Amazingly good piece of work. When sanding down do find the skin on your finger ends wearing out? I do!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
1000 grit wet sanding I find the worst because you don't feel it till you have a smooth red patch on your finger.
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You're right. I've started to wear surgical gloves to avoid this. Have you tried Abranet? It's a fairly new abrasive 'cloth'.
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TehGodMan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
This is why small-form sanding blocks are my best friend... Or really just a square dowel of some sort with sandpaper glued around one end, really, for that matter. Never have to deal with destroying your fingers that way and can reach in oddly-sized or shaped spaces.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Agreed! I have glued sandpaper to just about any object imaginable. But sometimes you need the feel of a real finger.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
For large scale blocks the blue foam insulation works great.
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ShaneMartinDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome mate well done 
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning!
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Demiurgic-Dan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Your work is amazing!
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plus-ruin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is epic... i cant believe its wood XD
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
The fins were the hardest part. Had to buy an $80 saw blade for my table saw just to cut them. Worth every penny.
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plus-ruin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it shows in ur work XD
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you all for your comments. I love this piece more than you can know. I'm so glad the final owner was the right kind of person (wanted it for the right reasons). Something not evident is the making of the dowels. A dowel making jig was one of the many jigs I had to make to complete this thing. All well worth it.
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StevenSWM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You had to have great skills and talent to bring your inventiveness and creativity to life!  It's an awesome piece of work!  
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on getting a DD :D
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Kalendarium Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
The passion to make this, though :O So beautiful!!
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Pitsuca Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow man :D it is Awesome, i can't find better word for it :D
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Kaslito Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow!!! This... is... totally amazing!!! :clap:
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