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Project by Dan'um Style posted 11-15-2007 03:05 AM 4711 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kiln is firing … that will be in the blog …

Searched through some boxes in the garage and dug up this 6 panel.

I’ve only made about 10 sets of these tiles in the past 4 or 5 years. Always had severe processing-breakage problems. Never had a complete 6 piece together at one time.

Hopefully with the new p-clay I’m using it will be corrected. Big thick heavy tiles.

Cleaned off the plaster from wood, removed the screws on the back, and coated them with linseed oil.

Still haven’t got a use for them.

For a real woodworking project, they probably still need a days work of finish / sanding and stuff done to look real nice.

For use in a plaster tile mold, that kind of detail is lost any way. Texture is part of it.

Maybe frame it ? Use it for a head board panel ?

photos

panels on my wookbench

dry tiles ready to be fired

tiles in the kiln

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





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Karson

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 03:15 AM

No wonder you have breakage problems. Your Kiln is laying on its side.

-- 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 11-15-2007 04:17 AM

I think Karson’s troubleshooting skills are pretty sharp. I find your work always interesting.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 04:41 AM

By golly, Karson, you have an awesome grasp of the obvious!!! LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 11-15-2007 08:45 AM

Dan;

Now, after seeing the picture of the kiln, I see why your picture is turned sideways. Makes it easier to look into the kiln. Clever!

Great looking pieces.

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

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 11-15-2007 10:18 AM

Poor Dan – he’s fallen and can’t get up. Nice project post.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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schroeder

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#6 posted 11-15-2007 11:26 PM

I love seeing this! – Thanks for posting please keep showing the process!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 11-25-2007 08:10 AM

finished frame

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

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 01-20-2008 02:01 AM

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aged a bit with slight modifications ... bronzing wax etc

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

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Deborah Bond

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#9 posted 02-22-2008 06:05 AM

Dan,
I would love to buy a set of those beautiful tiles. Got some for sale? Let me know and a price please.
Thanks,
Deborah

-- Deborah,Alabama,deborahbond07@aim.com

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 02-25-2008 02:44 AM

Hello Deborah

I have the set that is framed in my blog. Six tiles. ... asking $1000

Also have a 4 tile haunted forest set on ebay. ... asking $750

Always looking for offers.

Regards

DAN

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

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