New works off to the gallery last week for christmas sales

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Project by Porchfish posted 12-20-2016 10:24 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New works sent off to the gallery 12/15. It will be fun to see what they do with them. #1 & 2 views of 6×3 magnolia dyed dark Navy and Hunter green with alcohol based aniline dyes and a ring of Azurite stones added for fun. Pics # 3-4-5 are of a live oak burl 5+x11+ with Carnelian, Rose Quartz, and small emerald chips added along with bronze accents just for the hell of it. #5 is a 5×8 aromatic cedar with natural top and Silver and amethyst accents…the old man is having fun… Happy holidays to all !
Don Schneider Porchfish Studio, Havana Florida…. PS I saw this clever fellow on You-tube named Carl, using a wax and linseed oil lubricant on sanding material to cut down dust and speed the hand sanding process. I find it a fantastic way to sand semi-precious stone inlays and powdered metal added to bowls. When power discs get loaded up, I use a bronze wire brush lightly to loosen material loaded on the discs and then add the oil/wax concoction to the loaded disc…the debris floats to the surface and can be wiped clean with an oil soaked rag….instead of getting 1 bowl out of 3 heavy discs, I now get 3 bowls per single disc. You fellas might have known about this all along, but it just shows to go you that even an old dog like me can learn new tricks. Goodpn’ya…..Don S.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#1 posted 12-20-2016 10:42 PM

You’re having too much fun. Nice work!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#2 posted 12-21-2016 01:23 AM

Nice work Don, the gallery should be pleased, shouldn’t have to wait too long for a cheque :-)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 12-21-2016 02:23 AM

Beautiful work!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#4 posted 12-21-2016 04:04 AM

I actually like all of them with the live edged one being my favorite

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 12-21-2016 10:50 AM

These are great inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#6 posted 12-21-2016 02:34 PM

These are beautiful bowls. Love the live edge. Thanks for the tip with the wax and linseed oil. I will have to give it a try.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-22-2016 05:38 AM

The first and third really caught my eye, nice work!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 12-22-2016 01:03 PM

Thanks to all of you …..enjoy the holidays !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#9 posted 12-22-2016 02:10 PM

Very beautiful.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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