Bristlecone Pine tile mounted in Arts and Crafts Style frame

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 09-14-2009 03:03 AM 3369 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Framed stoneware tile. Antique bronze acid patina finish.
Quartersawn white oak frame with fancy walnut corbels.

All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375

This one is titled: Bristlecone tile

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

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 03:07 AM

It’s top qulity and has a wonderful design an amazing build .Who else could have built it? It had to be Dan!

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 03:08 AM

Very cool design. I like it

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 03:18 AM

Dan, this is another wonderful piece. As a woodworker who is nearly devoid of any artistic talent I greatly appreciate seeing this gifted ability expressed by artists such as yourself. I like the design on the frame as well. It creates a lot of visual interest.

Nice job.

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 03:39 AM

I love your work but can I ask why you use an expensive wood like Mahogany to do the relief cuts? Is it better than some other types of wood?

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 03:48 AM

i really love the “postcard” of this…the post card itself would SELL!!! the piece is amazing too!!!

I cant afford your work—-but I would buy a DAN CARD…hey…maybe that is a new product…make postcards of your favorite LJ work and post it all over the shop…

hmm…we need to pass this one on to martin…figure out how to do this…

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 04:02 AM

Thanks guys for the nice comments Buddies !

Hey Woody … Mahogany carves like a dream. It is soft with fine grain, takes incredible detail. As far as cost. at one time I had close to 1000 bft of 8/4 Honduran mahogany. Bought it real cheap from a Salvage company in Memphis about 10 years ago. Came from a insurance salvage from a fire at a hardwood lumberyard. The bundle had smoke damage on the outside and nothing else wrong with it. I still have a few hundred pounds of mahogany left from that glory hole.

Honduran Mahogany is also the wood that foundry pattern makers use to make iron molds and such. Really fine grain from really huge trees. The pallet of lumber had Product of Peru written in white under the soot. Each board had white paint on the ends and stamp with a Rainforest logo.

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 04:25 AM

I reallly like this.

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 02:04 PM

Love the texture and color Dan. A true inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 04:01 PM

Very nice Dan, love the patina of that tile. But I love your Frames.

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#10 posted 09-14-2009 08:51 PM

When we get moved back to KY I may sneak up to your neck of the woods (perhaps as a mouse just to waych you do your magic. I continue to be awed by every thing you do.

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 09:20 PM

thats stunning mate has a 1920’s feel

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 11:52 PM

you have a winner there Dan. Well done.

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#13 posted 09-15-2009 12:11 AM

Wow!....most beautiful… certainly makes a wall a work of art…..and a great combination of materials and skills….Well Done!!

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#14 posted 11-30-2009 05:40 PM

Wow nice detail.

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#15 posted 11-30-2009 06:40 PM

gee dan ,
sorry to have missed this ,
and i had a watch on it !

once again your talent is showing !
keep it up .

-- 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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