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Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star

The incredible work of Frank Howarth continues with this out of this world hand-turned bamboo model of the Death Star, the eternally destroyed and rebuilt HQ of the Galactic Empire.  The  nine (9) layered rings, each constructed of a series of (13) segments of bamboo cutouts lays the foundation for what is a staggering example of woodworking skill.

Watch this fascinating video on his process, inimitable skill and what has to qualify him as one of the all-time Star Wars superfans around.  We want one, we want one badly.  Let us echo Frank's greeting by saying "May the Fourth Be With You".

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