Joys of Christmas
Wenge and stone cabochons (malachite and carnelian)
This is an assembly of small cylinder components, tapered, and then joined with toothpick dowels.
Bubinga, maple, mesquite, and walnut
This “orderly” tangle is comprised of twelve pentagon-shaped rings. Inverting, mitering and reassembling five sections of “turned” hula-hoop shaped rings created the pentagon-shaped components. The positioning of the pentagons corresponds to the faces of a dodecahedron.
Maple and dyed veneers
The “Mr. Snelson” in the title refers to Kenneth Snelson, the inventor/discoverer of “tensegrity,” a technique of using opposing forces to hold components in place. The three-segmented loops are suspended by six loops of fishing line that are threaded through 24 locations (they don’t touch each other).