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Interview with Claude Lethiecq
Sep 20th, 2010 at 11:48am
 
If you look real close at the grain pattern, you'll see these are made from a single piece of wood

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Reply #1 - Sep 20th, 2010 at 11:52am
 
Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

I just saw this video on Andi's Blog!!!

That kind of skill is just beyond belief. The 2 part star thing with all the little finials on it? Wow. By itself it's impressive, but then you add a bunch of interlocking balls cut from the same log? Just wow.
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Reply #2 - Sep 20th, 2010 at 6:56pm
 
I remember when I read David Springett's book "Woodturning Wizardry" I thought to myself:  "Someone has got waaaaaaay too much time on his hands"  Cheesy  This kind of thing is something I can admire but have no desire at all to try.  Smiley

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Reply #3 - Sep 20th, 2010 at 11:24pm
 
Pretty cool stuff.  Don't think I'd ever be patient enough to do it though.
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Reply #4 - Sep 21st, 2010 at 8:36am
 
I've been playing with them on and off for a couple of years, but I've never completed one successfully. One of the inner spheres always breaks on me before I get to the outer sphere. I've come to the donclusion that it all depends on the type of wood used. Both Springett and Lethiecq use boxwood, and I haven't been able to find any of sufficient size.

Use caution if you give it a try, because like a lot of other turning, it's addictive!
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Reply #5 - Oct 10th, 2010 at 9:22am
 
Claude Lethiecq has few colleagues of the kind, the other one is Paul Texier, a French man who discovered, in a French museum several of these art works turned by a French artist of the early seventieth. It was a box within an egg.
Texier realised a star in a sphere, in a box in an egg.

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Reply #6 - Oct 10th, 2010 at 11:55am
 
la_truciolara wrote on Oct 10th, 2010 at 9:22am:
Texier realised a star in a sphere, in a box in an egg. 



Wow.   Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

I've just had my mind blown.

That 'star in a sphere in a box in an egg' thing is totally crazy. It doesn't even seem possible. I mean, it's clearly possible, but no matter how I conceptualize it, it's not working in my head.

Are there any videos that show someone turning that sort of complicated hullabaloo? That just seems like witchery.
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Reply #7 - Oct 10th, 2010 at 1:01pm
 
Unfortunately there are none as turning such a piece requires several days (if not weeks)
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