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A mysterious object landing on a beach at the edge of the vast Pacific Ocean after traveling who knows where on what ship and then how long drifting at sea. It looks like it had some sort of lines running over it and cutting into it where it had been nailed down and was also possibly cut into a door wedge for its next duty at sea? Either way it had a lot of character by the time I chanced across it. Knocked the nails out, filled the holes with colored wax and sanded it all then added a little yellow sports stripe. Just because I could. The wax ended up making this ‘hot rod flaming comet.’ And so combined with the objects journey to create the name ‘Hale Bop’ (if you remember the comet from the 1990s).

 A curious objet d’art or a door jam with stories to tell.

 ‘Comet Hale–Bopp (formally designated C/1995 O1) was perhaps the most widely observed comet of the 20th century and one of the brightest seen for many decades. It was visible to the naked eye for a record 18 months, twice as long as the previous record holder, the Great Comet of 1811’.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hale%E2%80%93Bopp

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