This was part of a series of turnings that had a very loose connection to
“Alice in Wonderland.”
900’ in diameter
Over 1M pounds of welded steel supported by 138 concrete footings
I jokingly refer to this as my largest turning. It is circular and segmented as it wraps around a mountain peak. It was my last big project at Heavenly Ski Resort. The then owner christened it, “Malcolm’s Deck.” I guess he liked my efforts.
The pharmaceutical industry has created drugs that have saved countless lives and they deserve to make a healthy profit. Unfortunately, countless people, who are unable to afford those drugs, die everyday. In just one year, the top eleven drug companies made a profit of over 85 billion dollars and top CEO’s have received annual compensations of over 40 million dollars. Each of the 85 pills represents a billion dollars of profit.
Maple, ebony, yellowheart, bloodwood, and mesquite
The notion of twenty-three pairs of chromosomes played a part in the design. In the tower there are 500 assemblies of three stacked rings of 15 segments (22,500 pieces) plus the 500 connecting dowels totals 23 thousand. Additionally each assembly of three layers totals 45 plus the one connecting dowel equals 23 pair.