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Keyboard Wizardry by woodizgood Keyboard Wizardry by woodizgood
This sculpture is 24" H x 16" W x 9" D, made from birch, ebony and mahogany. The "S" curve was made on a lathe. Repeat! It was made on a lathe!

"Keyboard Wizardry" was disqualified from the turning category at a recent show because the smart-ass judges decided it was mis-labeled, and couldn't possibly be segmented turning.

It started out as two bottomless bowls, with 24 segments each, which I cut apart, and reassembled into the 48 piece 'S' - shape you see. The black keys are real ebony (I never use stains) and the base is appropriately a grand piano.

Edited Jan. 24 '08: This work is now on display in the Sculpture Gallery at Rick Stein's Steak House in Dallas. When people ask how I bent the keyboard, he tells them, "The wood came from a rubber tree."

Edited April 2009: Keyboard Wizardry has now graduated in fame and location. It is now on display at Steinway Hall in Plano, Texas. See Gallery for other music-themed sculptures.
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Given 2007-11-29
For the musically inclined among us, KEYBOARD WIZARDRY by ~woodizgood is technically and aesthetically good with wonderful movement and flow. And it's all made in wood!! ( Suggested by DailyDeviants and Featured by Myana )
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
You have been featured kanchancollage.deviantart.com/
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Incredible!
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Beautiful work. You are an amazing wood turner, it looks so smooth. I have turned some wood myself and it is no easy task so knowing what effort it takes first had makes this piece so much more impressive.
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jjiow Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   Artisan Crafter
wow
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IcyDrake Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Okay, that's Impressive!

I only heard about this art form recently, did you have any trouble cutting the bowls in half? and how did you stay consistent in creating the same bowls repeatedly?
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CaptStaccato Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!
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Keira-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can't believe that the judges found it "mislabeled"...people like that are so asinine. I think it's beautiful and you did a great job!
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Myana Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! I've featured your deviation here: The Artisan Crafts Gallery, #60 - The best of...


feel free to hit that :+favlove: button on the article...

;)
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ytse-jam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
is it about Jordan Rudess? :)
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SpazticArwen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I hope you do not mind, but I would like to use this picture on a presentation for a class on the nature of art. Would this be alright with you? You will be credited and I will pass out a list of links to the galleries of the artists whose works I use. It is a college class and the piece will be used to facilitate a discussion on different theories of aesthetics.
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I'm flattered that you've chosen this picture.
Go for it.

Curious as to what school.
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SpazticArwen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Thank you.
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
welcome
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danwalters Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
hello

like your work.

check out [link]
lumberjocks
great place for woodworkers to surf

regards
dan
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Thanks!
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modlilme Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Quite amazing.
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Thank you. Music and woodart are my soul.
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modlilme Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
thats cool.
i think thats how it should be
everybody should have passion
and if it is an art form then all the better.
=]
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Thank you.
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cairnthecrow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
This is quite the incredible piece; great job! I stand in awe. Your comment about the "rubber tree" made me laugh. :D
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Thanks for the comments, and sorry for taking so long to reply. I like making people laugh.
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RollingDamage Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
woahhh. awesome.
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
THank you.
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chrisredfield003 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it nice
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thanks!
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GhostSender Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
disqualifed or not it is a masterpiece
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you, friend
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Smellybumlives4eva Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Wow! That's totally wow! So cool! (And my terrible vocabulary is doing no justice as to how amazing this piece is)... Once again.... wow!
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you very much
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westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Wow, this is brilliant. I've had my share of people tell me 'no, that wasn't created this way, you must be wrong.' You'd think they'd realize you were there when it was created... Narf. Congrats on the well deserved DD!!
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thanks much for your comments
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pixelchemist Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Amazing work... brilliant sculpture.

Congrats on the "Daily D"!

:-)
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you much.
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missan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Truly amazing!!
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Writer
Gorgeous. Congratulations on a well-deserved DD. 8-)
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you much.
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ruby-throated Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant.
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you.
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pandimonia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   Photographer
S is my favorite letter and I play the piano. this is amazing. :+fav:
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Glad I made you happy. Thanks
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xShitsunenx Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Haha wow that's so creative! It's unique! I like it!
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you
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Yomon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Wow, that's beautiful! I love it!
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Love your comment. Thanx.
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cocopuppy12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
this looks relly elegant i like it alot :)
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
THank you alot
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curtition Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Maybe I'm just oldfashioned...
but this seems much more worthy of admiration than something whipped up in photoshop. :D


very nice.
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woodizgood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you
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