Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pipe Organ Table

A walnut-edged quarter-saw-white-oak table top sits on a base created using vintage pipe organ notes. The table top has a butcher block finish.

The organ notes were first cleaned and then preserved using a high grade furniture wax, which has been applied to both the pipes and the table top. The steel posts have been finished in black. Notice that there are pipes/notes placed on both sides of the table base.

Fact: Each pipe in an organ is unique, having precise length, diameter, shape, material content, etc...

(Click on pics for a larger view.)

Update: The finished table, drying at Roger's place. Wow!

Progress: Below is the mock-up for final approval by the client,
and an aerial view of the unfinished table top.  

The table will then be disassembled and all parts will be 
finished individually before the final assembly. 

Below is his first pic of the work in progress.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ferrari Prancing Horse Sculpture

A six foot high Ferrari prancing stallion became one of Becart's latest works of art. This famous symbol of the Ferrari race team - the Cavallino Rampante ("prancing horse") was designed to be displayed outdoors.

Roger painted the Prancing Horse silver, with charcoal-tinted edges. The sculpture stands 6' tall and sits in a custom base. In order to accommodate the earth's rotation and changing reflection of the sun, the figure can be rotated according to season. Sold to a special customer with excellent taste!

(Click on pics below for a larger view)
Update pic: High noon, six months after installation.
When it was installed in the fall.
Night in the springtime.
The project at the beginning.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

"When people only see WHAT you are, 
they will take from you and it will cost you.

BUT, when people see WHO you are, 
they will add to you and you will both increase."

- Roger Carter III

Friday, January 16, 2015

In Honor of Homer

Twice a year, Homer, Roger's parakeet, sheds a few of his feathers.

Being the kind heart and dedicated re-purpose king we all know Roger to be, he glued the plumes on a leather hat band for a friend. The ultimate recycle! Truly, he earned a feather in his cap.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Custom License Plate

Custom License Plate with "The Rocket Girl" on it. 

(Click on pic for a larger view.)

Details: Made out of aluminum, with a polished finish on all the parts except the back, which has a foggy/mottled finish. Stars are polished. The girl was carved out of a solid 3" x 4" x 1-1/2" thick piece of aluminum.

Below are pics of the work in progress: