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Woodworking Project Picture Photo Gallery with Furniture, Cabinetry, Musical Instruments, and More

This is a sculpture I designed a few years ago now, but I just discovered the Woodworkers Source cusomer gallery, so here it is! This is Colibri, a kinetic sculpture that simulates hummingbird flying in slow motion, feeding from a flower. This “organic motion” sculpture contains nearly 400 parts and took me about 700 hours to design, build, and document. The entire motion is looped and is driven by turning a single crank. Here’s the story of how it came to be:

It began with a lunchtime conversation between a friend and I, bouncing ideas around about what my next woodworking project could be. For most of our conversation, few ideas peaked my interest. Then it hit me. I wanted to try and step out of my comfort zone and do something that I had never done before. I wanted to make something whose motions were organic and fluid, a piece that simulated something found in nature. I turned to my friend, “What if I made a sculpture of a hummingbird flying in slow motion?” “How…

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