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What's on your workbench August 2021
My take on a dead mount




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patrick mccarthy: Aug 3, 2021, 9:01 AM
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Patrick,


Everything in the piece works in your own unique style.

Just enough of everything to convey the essence of the subject.

Very easy on the eyes.


my 2 cents
VP











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Love it Patrick.
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Same, love the artistic edge to this carving. Great job!!


Carl
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Patrick~


Spectacular! As usual, chock full of creativity and style.


I neglected to post this sextet last month - From the Bench of George Williams:






These Wigeon will become 4 Drakes and 2 Hens - right after the moult.....



We've been away for most of the last month. I was home briefly - just long enough to mow lawns and trails - and repair the mower.


All the best,


SJS


Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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 Thanks Vince


Patrick,


Everything in the piece works in your own unique style.

Just enough of everything to convey the essence of the subject.

Very easy on the eyes.


my 2 cents
VP[/quote]
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Thanks Brad

quote Brad Bortner]Love it Patrick.[/quote]
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Thanks Carl

quote Carl]Same, love the artistic edge to this carving. Great job!![/quote]
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Thanks SJS


Steve Sanford wrote:
Patrick~


Spectacular! As usual, chock full of creativity and style.


I neglected to post this sextet last month - From the Bench of George Williams:






These Wigeon will become 4 Drakes and 2 Hens - right after the moult.....



We've been away for most of the last month. I was home briefly - just long enough to mow lawns and trails - and repair the mower.


All the best,


SJS


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Very cool, Patrick!


MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

https://www.facebook.com/KOOIdecoy?ref=hl

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Thanks MLBob

quote MLBob Furia] Very cool, Patrick![/quote]
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danke, mein freund!
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My workbench is loaded up with some poplar we cut down and sawed over a decade ago. It will become the drawers for the workbench. The box shown is the first box I made with my dovetailer and was meant to help me get familiar with how to set it up so I can make the drawers. I think the first box came out good enough for these drawers. Hope to work on this project over the next month or so. The last picture is of some osage orange trees my neighbor who owns tree service cut down. We loaded and hauled 4 trailer loads of logs that range from 10" to 24" in diameter. The corner of the 16' trailer gives you some idea of scale. They are at my friend's sawmill and we are going to cut and kiln dry them in the coming months. I will be selling this wood as there is more than I can use in four lifetimes.








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Eric Patterson: Aug 5, 2021, 5:55 PM
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That Osage will make a lot of call barrels, Eric !

Finished up a wood duck decoy/urn last week and also attended the public opening of the 75th annual juried show at the Springfield Museum of Art where one of my tableau pieces is in the exhibition that will run 'til October 3rd.











Meanwhile, I got the bug to completely re-do an acoustic pedalboard. Picked a nice cherry board out of the "wood library" to use for the frame. Here's the finished frame ready for the installation of the IEC, XLR, and 1/4" input /output jacks and wiring I have planned for it:






MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

https://www.facebook.com/KOOIdecoy?ref=hl

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MLBob Furia: Aug 7, 2021, 5:32 AM
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Sublime, Sir!


Great work as always.


Here are some more - some Cans and a Teal - From the Bench of George Williams:






All the best,


SJS
Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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MLBob,

Congratulations!

Money comes, and money goes - nuthin' beats public appreciation of a artists creativity.

Two thumbs way up.


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Haven?t got too much done this summer, just too busy working!

This has become my favorite pattern and i really like painting bills too.





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patrick mccarthy wrote:
My take on a dead mount


I like it. Very fluid.

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MLBob Furia wrote:
That Osage will make a lot of call barrels, Eric !

Finished up a wood duck decoy/urn last week and also attended the public opening of the 75th annual juried show at the Springfield Museum of Art where one of my tableau pieces is in the exhibition that will run 'til October 3rd.











Meanwhile, I got the bug to completely re-do an acoustic pedalboard. Picked a nice cherry board out of the "wood library" to use for the frame. Here's the finished frame ready for the installation of the IEC, XLR, and 1/4" input /output jacks and wiring I have planned for it:





Beautiful woodie Bob, and what an honor to be in that exhibition. Your piece looks wonderful on the wall.

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Mullica Hill NJ
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My workbench is loaded up with some poplar we cut down and sawed over a decade ago. It will become the drawers for the workbench. The box shown is the first box I made with my dovetailer and was meant to help me get familiar with how to set it up so I can make the drawers. I think the first box came out good enough for these drawers. Hope to work on this project over the next month or so. The last picture is of some osage orange trees my neighbor who owns tree service cut down. We loaded and hauled 4 trailer loads of logs that range from 10" to 24" in diameter. The corner of the 16' trailer gives you some idea of scale. They are at my friend's sawmill and we are going to cut and kiln dry them in the coming months. I will be selling this wood as there is more than I can use in four lifetimes.


Eric, a lot of that looks like "mineral "poplar. Is there any that is blackish/ reddish /purple? Or is it just all the green variety? I know that dark stuff is in high demand. I try to get it whenever I can for turkey call lids. Those are going to be the nicest set of drawers ever!

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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
http://www.hillmandecoys.com
Mullica Hill NJ
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Here's a printing Atlantic Brant I recently finished up.



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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
http://www.hillmandecoys.com
Mullica Hill NJ
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Jode

They are your basic green poplar boards. Leaving them stacked where rain got to them for many years caused the surfaces to mildew. Once you plane the surface it is your garden variety poplar. Nothing cool like you mentioned.

Love the brant decoy!

Eric
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Eric Patterson wrote:
Jode

They are your basic green poplar boards. Leaving them stacked where rain got to them for many years caused the surfaces to mildew. Once you plane the surface it is your garden variety poplar. Nothing cool like you mentioned.

Love the brant decoy!

Eric


That's a relief! I was envisioning all that black poplar being hidden in a drawer recess!

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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
http://www.hillmandecoys.com
Mullica Hill NJ
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For August im workin on another 6 pack of blackheads .
Balsawood bodies basswood heads,pine tail and bottom boards.
Bob

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Very nice, Bob! What are you using for tail boards?