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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 06-09-2011 12:27 AM 5459 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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There is a man in my town that has a private museum. He has hundreds and hundreds of items, all in display cases with custom spot lighting … the whole nine yards. A for-real rich guy. Well anyway he hurt his back and is in a wheel chair, is getting old, downsizing etc.
He put up an eBay auction for a few fossils and because he had such a new eBay number, no one bid on his objects much. I bought a couple pieces before he gave up selling on eBay.
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Frame is white oak and is 16 inches at the largest dimension. 1/16th inch Bronze balls came from Germany. They are actually ear studs with silver plated stainless steel posts. New old stock, I bought 6,000 of them on eBay about 5 years ago for about 10bucks. Posts are heated treated so they nailed in real good in the oak.

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 12:38 AM

Nice Frame Mr. Weiner!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 12:39 AM

sweet frame

rustic but polished too

nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 01:12 AM

Dan : a nice looking set.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 01:18 AM

thanks guys.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 01:03 PM

Fantastic fossil, and the frame suits this so fine.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 03:14 PM

Nice!

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 09:12 PM

Very interesting Dan.

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#8 posted 06-11-2011 02:47 AM

Looks like you might be making a few of these mate, nice work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 07-05-2011 04:20 AM

Excellent use of ‘found’ materials. I don’t have a use for them right off- but I’d like to buy 100+ of the ear studs from you- just for future possible projects. Ya never know when you just might need something like that.
Need some 4” x 6” plastic bags? I did something similar on eBay and ended up with a thousand of them when I needed just a hundred. What shoppers we are! donpbk@yahoo.com

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#10 posted 07-29-2011 12:59 PM

Do you offer your tiles for sale?
Thank you, Paul

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