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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
You have been featured kanchancollage.deviantart.com/
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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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