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Project by Porchfish posted 06-20-2011 07:53 PM 1455 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

28” x 42” recycled honduras mahogany. Absolutely no glue joints. This piece of mahogany was 28” x 12’ long. I found it an auction where an old cabinet maker’s widow was selling off his old equipment. Needless to say the auctioneer was surprised to hear my request to bid on part of the floor he was standing on. Two 28” wide pieces were 6/4 Honduras mahogany that his wife claimed was part of shipping crates that his used equipment arrived in thirty years earlier. 4 other boards were cypress and pine, all 6/4 thick some 24” wide some 18”. I kept only the mahogany and sold off the wide pine and cypress planks to fellow bidders on site and ended up getting the Mahogany for my labor to remove the lumber from the sub-floor, which was also cypress. I have had a wealth of fine mahogany to work with for many years now. These works I show here are from one of those recycled flooring planks. The rats are a tribute to social science ! (tables turned) the others are also imagined from a wealth of past experiences and life twists and turns. The 16” turned vessel is of Camphor wood root section salvaged from a construction site near Quincy Florida

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

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 10:43 PM

Welcome to LJ’s nice first posting. Well done and mostly humorous.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 11:08 PM

Welcome, awesome job,I like the 3-D look, looking forward to see more.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 11:26 PM

The rats are my favorite! Welcome aboard.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 01:50 AM

Porchfish, not only a beautiful relief carving.But you capture the viewers imagination too try and make sense out of what is transpiring. They will have too look a second,third,or maybe more to figure it out!! Very well done Porchfish a carver and storyteller all in one!!!!!!!!!! Welcome too lumberjocks and I look forward to more of your art.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#5 posted 06-21-2011 01:58 AM

Well imagined carvings . best wishes .

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#6 posted 06-21-2011 02:34 AM

Very cool carvings! Welcome to LJs

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 03:03 AM

Talented eyes and magical hands….

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 03:36 AM

Talent, perspective and social comment rolled into a very cool package.
Great thought processes going on here.
I like it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 03:43 AM

Excellent and welcome

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 09:52 AM

Awesome!! Nice find. ;-) Welcome to LJ!!!!!!!

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

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#11 posted 06-23-2011 05:25 AM

Great carvings, would like to see more of your work. Great imagination in your work.

-- Tony, South west Missouri

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#12 posted 06-25-2011 11:24 PM

I am really digging your relief carvings. Amazing detail and very illustrative. Love em… post less at a time. I would love to comment on each, but I saw your masks.. so i am going there next…..

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#13 posted 05-31-2015 02:43 PM

Each picture deserves the separate project. A photo under a different corner and lighting. Very much it is pleasant to me.

-- ganchik Sasha Russia

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#14 posted 05-31-2015 06:21 PM

Love the sitting clocks! Possibly your take on “Time standing still”?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 05-31-2015 06:41 PM

That has to be one of the most interesting pieces that I have seen on here. You really do beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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