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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 10-05-2008 07:03 AM 1801 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In process photos of oak frames and tiles I’m working on this weekend. 10 5 2008

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The texture on the back of the scarab is made with ground glass impregnated into the wet clay and then fired to around 2000 degrees. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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finished scarab with bronzed finish. ...
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-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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Robb

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 01:16 PM

Excellent work! You definitely have an eye for these, and the ability to make your vision a reality. My personal favorite is the wind-swept trees one. Love the layered frames on all of them.

-- Robb

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 04:11 PM

Very nice. Do you design these ahead of time or just work it out as you go?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 04:15 PM

Hi Dan;

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

I don’t know how you manage to come up with so many ideas.

Beautiful work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 07:28 PM

My brother is an entomologist for the USMD (aka in our family the true bug doctor) he’d enjoy that bettle. Nice projects.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 11:51 PM

Great artwork Dan. Looks like you have the Aussie Christmas beetle up there. LOL

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

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 10-06-2008 04:31 AM

John
these style frames are made from quartersawn oak shorts and offcuts. I build as I go, trying to mix the thicknesses and widths. I build one layer at a time. Each strip run thru the table saw and drum sander…. I use a lot of quartersawn white oak and save up lots of odds and ends. After making six of this style frame -still have too much !
Regards
DAN

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

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#7 posted 10-06-2008 03:30 PM

Very nice, I love these. Nice work.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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#8 posted 10-06-2008 05:21 PM

Beautiful work as always Dan.

Those are incredibly cool!

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#9 posted 10-06-2008 11:56 PM

Dan Some very nice frames. Great job on the tiles and the frames.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 10-07-2008 04:22 PM

Dan, Wonderful, they are so full of creativity, I just want to stare at them, kind of drink them in. I like the scarab, but the wind blown tree is awesome. The frames blow me away. Man, they must weigh a ton..Beautiful in a word.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 10-08-2008 03:51 AM

Thanks everyone … I’m building crates for these today. Sold all three to the same buyer. Artists always sell their best work. .... happy these are all going to the same collection.

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

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