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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-21-2010 06:16 AM 1512 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pics were taken when I was in Christchurch NZ recently.. the building is from around 1870 or so… these designs may look familiar..




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#1 posted 06-21-2010 06:21 AM

Geez Larry, I didn’t know yoiu were that old. They copied your boards and put them on the front for all to see! That should make yoiu proud ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 07:03 AM

Interesting we can get our designs from everywere around us.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 07:46 AM

A good eye to see that which is around us and incorporate it into your art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 07:55 AM

very cool…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 11:19 AM

good pictures mate…are you back home…how was the grandchild visit…did you see any new designs to work with…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 01:03 PM

Very cool, Larry.
Your designs are timeless!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 06-21-2010 01:59 PM

I guess this reminds us that we need to look around.

Nice spotting,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 06-21-2010 02:39 PM

Art shows no bounds.

See it can even be made with bricks.

But it would probably dull your knives.

-- 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 †

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#9 posted 06-21-2010 02:40 PM

Thanks Larry. Great reminder that inspiration is not far from us as long as we keep our eyes open.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#10 posted 06-21-2010 03:10 PM

is that NZ redwood ?
and what is the lighter one ?

looks like something you admired for a bit .
nice detailing there .

glad you had a visit ,
looking forward to the malaki pics.

-- 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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#11 posted 06-21-2010 03:23 PM

That is some masterful brickwork. There must have been a Larry the brick mason living in Christchurch in the 19th century. I love seeing the same designs in historic buildings.

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#12 posted 06-21-2010 05:52 PM

I be they weren’t glued up in one go, lol

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 06-21-2010 09:52 PM

not so sure Martyn
mmmmh where have I seen thees cutting boards before!!!!


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#14 posted 06-21-2010 09:56 PM

DAM Larry someone stole your ideas LOL….......

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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