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Paul Pless
11-18-2007, 06:50 PM
I saw this on the back cover of a magazine at the bookstore.

Its called Gunrunner and the artist's name is Michael Cooper.

http://www.quicksilvermineco.com/shows/cooper/images/gunrunner_lg.jpg
http://www.quicksilvermineco.com/shows/cooper/images/gunrunner-detail1_lg.jpg

http://www.quicksilvermineco.com/shows/cooper/images/gunrunner-detail2_lg.jpg

http://www.quicksilvermineco.com/shows/cooper/images/gunrunner-detail3_lg.jpg

S/V Laura Ellen
11-18-2007, 06:53 PM
Someone had wwwwaaaaaaaayyyyyy too much time on their hands!

Pretty cool though!

Paul Pless
11-18-2007, 06:55 PM
4000 hours

S/V Laura Ellen
11-18-2007, 07:01 PM
4000 hours

At 40 hours/week that's about 2 years worth of work.
Now that's persistence!:eek:
Way more patience than I have.

boatbear
11-18-2007, 09:19 PM
Astonishing!

PeterSibley
11-18-2007, 09:44 PM
Amazing !! (and about thee same time required to build a 32 foot cutter )

JBreeze
11-19-2007, 02:35 PM
Neat! Is it a kinetic or static sculpture?

The gears reminded me of an old wooden OG style clock I have......before the Connecticut clocksmakers started to mass produce accurate clocks with brass gears around 1850, some of the American clocks has wooden gears. I don't have a picture handy, but here is an exterior shot of such a clock from google images:

http://www.vermontclockman.com/images/OGClocks/og201.jpg

Some people are still building wood movement clocks today:

http://www.kentuckyarts.org/images/Wooden_Gear_Clock.jpg

gert
11-19-2007, 03:23 PM
and about thee same time required to build a 32 foot cutter

very cool; but I'll take the cutter. Hope he gets a ton of cash for it.

On the back cover of a "Fine Woodworking" several decades ago was a full size chopper (as in hog) with similar level of detail.

TimH
11-19-2007, 03:26 PM
What do you do with it?
I could think of better things to build in 4000 hours...

Like this:
http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com/images/victory_full.jpg

http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com/images/victory14_bow.jpg

http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com/images/victory14_stern_removed.jpg

http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com/images/victory14_topdecks.jpg


30 years and over 4000 hours in the making, the builder anticipates that it will be completed by the end of 2005 (http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com/model-investments.html)

Spin_Drift
11-20-2007, 03:06 AM
I saw this on the back cover of a magazine at the bookstore.

Its called Gunrunner and the artist's name is Michael Cooper.


Wow, would be nice to see him build a boat....:)

Incredible craftsmanship... :D

Spin_Drift
11-20-2007, 03:07 AM
Full size boat, that is... :D

Paul Pless
11-20-2007, 07:35 AM
Wow, would be nice to see him build a boat....:)

Incredible craftsmanship... :D

I'd bet he'd be a hell of a patternmaker.
Just imagine the custom hardware he'd have on his boat.

Spin_Drift
11-21-2007, 02:19 AM
I can imagine a boat that is like no other. :p

Very intricate and elaborate. Maybe like a Sea Witch" type... :D and more...