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Discworld Bookstand: The Disc by xofox Discworld Bookstand: The Disc by xofox
Well here it is, the actual lectern that the books will rest on in the bookstand. I've uploaded it now, without the bookrest because I wanted to show the whole map before a carve a slice out of it (although I think I can place it in such a way that it just clips some of the islands, Klatch and maybe a bit of Howondaland. The closeups underneath are, from left to right, the coast of Nothingfjord since it has some nice coastling, the circle sea area, and some of the islands since they were fun and a pain to do.
I've deliberately left out Leshp and the lost continent of Ku because this is not a map, but part of a larger Discworld sculpture and I wanted it to reflect what the disc would actually look like from above (and again, why I decided not to label the places.) at a normal time, and those locations are not usually visible.
I'm afraid I got some imperfections trapped in the lacquer, which is always a risk when you're doing it in a woodshop, even with ail filtration grabbing most of the sawdust. Still, on the whole I think it came out all right and I'll take it as a good start to the project.
The disc, like the rest of this project is done in walnut.

You can see the work in progress on this piece here.

Discworld belongs to Terry Pratchett.
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Faehl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing this is pretty exciting! The bookstand is going to be amazing. What a great project!
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure hope so; the progress of Jerakeen, the first elephant, seems to indicate that it's going to be one heck of a time sucker though. :D
I suppose the better experiences in life are, though.
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Faehl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I suppose so. Elephants are pretty awesome to boot. :) Do you think you'll want to show it to Mr. Pratchett when it's done? I've come across sculptures, cakes, knit plushies even but never a bookstand.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My rather cheeky plan at the moment is actually to send him one of Atuins flippers when I get to that stage and ask him to sign it before its attached. (but yes I would also love to go to NADWCon this year and take some photos at least.)
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Faehl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I hope he will! I just checked out NADWCon and man, it seems expensive but looks so fun. They have an art show as well! If you go perhaps you could enter it and perhaps include some other works as well?
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was it expensive? Phooey. :(
All I had checked on was the date and location and whether or not Pratchett was showing up.
Maybe I could sell some Pratchetty stuff and amortize the cost.
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Faehl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like you need to be a member to attend, there isn't a pass registration like other cons. An adult membership is $111! :(

From what I saw of the art show at least half of the items you bring need to be available for bid and also pre-approved... I guess so nothing really inappropriate is brought in? Can be in progress shots though.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Faith and begorrah!
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SoulOfSplendor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Wow, this is stunning! Fantastic work, I can't wait to see the rest. :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; I can't wait to make it! :D
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
...I WANT. This is absolutely amazing.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so very glad you think so; hopefully the remainder is up to par :)
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:)
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BlitheAcrimony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN.
My Discworld books are just on plain ol' shelves.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, well so are mine for the time being =P
But thanks, I'm glad you like it. Hopefully the remainder will go as well.
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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VampireC-D Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is truely amazing. :D I love that so much. That is really beautiful.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; I am very glad you like it, hopefully the rest will be up to snuff.
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BlueZebra83 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:dummy: I love discworld, this is so awesome!
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I am certainly glad that you like it as another Discworld fan. :)
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0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
wow... just... amazing... How much is it for a commission again? xD
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well I couldn't say exactly because I've done this entire thing for personal reasons but this bookstand is planned to be big and detailed and complicated and made of expensive wood so this project might fetch a hefty price, but I hope nobody would contradict me if I said I'm usually a fairly cheap commission. Depending on wood some of the ponies are under $15 and wands are usually $5-$10 when I do take commissions.
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nekomatafuyu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
!!!
I'm used to commissions being so much more than that! I may well be in touch with you soon :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm not open for commissions right this moment, but please do let me know what projects you have in mind. i'm easily swayed by certain themes. ;P
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nekomatafuyu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Note sent :)
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0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome ^-^ looks like I have some money to earn xD just out of curiosity, what is an estimated "hefty price"? =^-^=
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you were indeed asking for a serious sale of this I do have a second discworld design in mind that I could draw up for your perusal, although of course it would be a while.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on walnut prices this season; I've still got to buy most of the stock for this. I'd say something like this would be upwards of $600 by the time all is said and done. :|
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0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
well.. xD I don't have THAT much, not right now anyways xD hopefully sometime in the future I will, though xD
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nekomatafuyu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
^ What (s)he said! O.O
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0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
xD I'm a guy, just letting you know xD
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nekomatafuyu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
It's so hard to tell on the internet ;)
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0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
xD
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Loten Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
/dies in silent awe
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=P Thanks, glad you like it.
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Woschaebedip Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
wow. beautiful.
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xofox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. :)
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