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Project by dan mosheim posted 1556 days ago 1562 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is our piece, entitled ‘Bridges’, currently in the ‘State of Craft’ show described below. It is a collaborative piece between myself, my two sons, Sam and Will, and was partially inspired by my grandfather’s 50 years work as a riveter, building bridges for the Bethlehem Steel company …

The Bennington Museum, in conjunction with the Vermont Crafts Council has launched an impressive show surveying 50 years of craft in Vermont. 85 artists and 125 objects impressively curated by Anne Majusiak and Jamie Franklin. This is one of the nicest professional displays of fine crafts I have seen in my 30 + years in the field … Worth a trip if you’re in the area, or a day trip if you’re not … There are two posts on my dorset custom furniture blog with more and larger photos and comments …

one here and one here

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1556 days ago

A unique work of art

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1556 days ago

very nice piece! definitely has the bridges of the north east look. Thanks for the link to the museum. didn’t know it existed, and within driving distance.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 1556 days ago

Nice piece.

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 1556 days ago

very cool piece… nice work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 1556 days ago

beautiful work Dan …true genius

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

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 1556 days ago

Very impressive looking piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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hrvoje

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#7 posted 1556 days ago

i like this Dan..piece of art

-- hrvoje

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#8 posted 1556 days ago

I really like that one

Nice work as always

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Div

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#9 posted 1555 days ago

Nice work, right up my alley. Good luck with your show, wish I could attend…...

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#10 posted 1555 days ago

Great imagination and wonderful design. Dan, your work is truly art.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 1555 days ago

Beautiful piece, Dan. Thanks for the heads-up on the show. I’m planning a trip over there next weekend.

-- jn

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ZeroThreeQuarter

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#12 posted 1555 days ago

just curious, are you sand blasting, pressure washing, or burning the wood in the 4th pic?

Looks REALLY cool. Love the style of the table! nicely done

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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#13 posted 1547 days ago

I liked the greenish aged look on the metal. An appropriately named piece of art with great craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 1475 days ago

Very nice steel and wood just go together love the finish

-- donald mee

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#15 posted 1441 days ago

thanks you all for your comments …. in answer to ‘zerothreequarter’ .. we burn it, sanded it and stained it
more info on my blog here

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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