Stooble.... Gallery or Fair?

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Project by TexPenn posted 05-16-2008 12:56 PM 1499 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like I was saying…. I create 5 – 10 of these a week. This one is really unique & nice. The wrinkling of the exterior, for a lack of a better description, I call “elephant neck”. Then theres the puppy foot. I have taken these to fairs & shows. around here in PA people call this firewood. Then theres the pricing… Carpenter price = 25.00 an hour… cabinet maker price 35.00 an hour… Furniture builder price 50.00 an hour… then theres the artist price of 100.00 an hour. LOL, I like to think of it as art! This piece is POPLAR…. Not the prettiest wood. But in log form, with all the lumps & knobs, is nice.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 05-16-2008 02:07 PM


This is a very interesting piece. It certainly has a lot of character. Nice transformation of “firewood”.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-16-2008 02:12 PM

I love the character of the elephant neck.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 05-17-2008 12:25 AM

...and just how many hours? Nice chunk of wood.

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#4 posted 05-17-2008 01:19 AM

That definately is art. Don’t let anyone tell you anything different. It is whatever you say it is. I once saw my older brother sell a box of crap he was going to take to the junkyard, for $5.00, there was a piece of an inner tube, a piece of wire, a part of a piece of duct work, a smashed up old carberater from a lawn mower probabley 10 years old and a chunk of a woven basket. If he can sell that. Believe me when I say that is art, and someone out there will pay you $100.00 or more for it. That’s not putting down your piece, personnaly I like it, I would love to have that in my home as a stand, in fact I have an old catalpa stump I put 3 log legs on 40 years ago, and called it art, and still have it in my living room as a lamp table. So, to each his own, to me it’s art, and worth whatever you say it’s worth. mike

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#5 posted 05-17-2008 02:57 AM

Thanks for all yalls compliments! I sell 4 or 5 a week…. none around here hardy. a lot in NYC & LA. there is one atleast in every state. My mother in law was at a art show today with her stuff & sold a pair if small ones. There may be 2 hrs in this piece. (but I dont just make one at a time) .... so 100 would be nice.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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