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#1 posted 03-17-2011 04:09 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW….............................Thats true craftsmanship.Congrats.
Thank you, Michael FreyPortland, OR
FREY WOODWORKING INC.
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#2 posted 03-17-2011 04:46 AM
What did you do the rest of the afternoon? :-)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#3 posted 03-17-2011 04:49 AM
Nice work! Interesting choice of wood, cottonwood.
-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic
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#4 posted 03-17-2011 04:59 AM
This is turning more incredable every day! There is a major wow factor here!
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings
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#5 posted 03-17-2011 05:36 AM
Very intricate work! Very impressive, thanks for sharing! You are an inspiration to the rest of us schlubs!
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)
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#6 posted 03-17-2011 05:50 AM
Somebody go get the Grandma’s silver and china. I know where we can store it.Now if that was in my house as a kid, I would be threaten upon death of even getting within ten feet of it.Great workmanship William!
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
#7 posted 03-17-2011 12:26 PM
ksSlim:”Interesting choice of wood, cottonwood.”Not so much a choice as it is what I have a lot of. Cottonwood is actually a great wood for furniture. It is soft and easy to work with. It takes stain well enough to make it look like anything you wish it to look like. After it is finished it is quite stable. The only flaw I have found with cottonwood is to make sure that all sides are sealed good. If not, it doesn’t take much humidity over time for it to warp, cup, and bow every which way you could possible think of. If you have a lot of it like me, be sure to store it flat. I learned the hard way that failure to do so will wind up warped so bad that you can throw it on the floor and let your kids use it as a see-saw.
#8 posted 03-17-2011 12:30 PM
CharlieM1958:”What did you do the rest of the afternoon?”I know you’re joking, but it made me think of another guy I met one time.I done a local show and had one of my rocking motorcycles there. This is a toy that take 40+ hourse to build. There was a guy there selling those Sham-Wow things you see on TV. He stopped me and was asking about my woodwork. He wanted to know how many of these motorcycles I could build in a day. “2 or 3?” He actually asked that with a straight face.
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#9 posted 03-17-2011 12:49 PM
absolutely stunning….... magnificent piece of artistry
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#10 posted 03-17-2011 01:01 PM
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#11 posted 03-17-2011 02:14 PM
Stunningly Beautiful Work William!! Very, very well done!!
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.
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#12 posted 03-17-2011 02:18 PM
All I can say is WOW!
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#13 posted 03-17-2011 02:28 PM
A really beautiful piece. Very nice work. We can use all the traditional furniture builders we can get!Roger
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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#14 posted 03-17-2011 02:29 PM
Looks like somebody got a new scroll saw and was aching to use it! Very nice!
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#15 posted 03-17-2011 02:39 PM
Awesome work, William! You created a family heirloom. I don’t know what else to say – it is just incredible!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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