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Author Topic: Okay, What would you do with this?  (Read 1303 times)

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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2020, 10:21:52 PM »

Wow very impressive Rick.  You always amaze me.
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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2020, 06:29:03 AM »

Those are really yummy triplets, Rick.  Almost makes me want to go through tedious chore of lapping down some Spencer to try and find a good one.  Almost.
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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2020, 09:31:33 AM »

Those are really yummy triplets, Rick.  Almost makes me want to go through tedious chore of lapping down some Spencer to try and find a good one.  Almost.
Yeah, the "almost" factor is what stops me from cutting some I have left from years ago.  Lots of time and labor for a very uncertain payoff.  Still, when they're good the can be very good.
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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2020, 09:33:52 AM »

Wow very impressive Rick.  You always amaze me.
Thanks Steve - and I return the compliment.  Your work is amazing and I'm flabbergasted at the great creations you produce.  Keep on with the carving.  You have skills.
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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2020, 10:17:38 AM »

Wow! That is absolutely amazing! I would also call that a mackerel pattern. That's probably the best Spencer I've ever seen. I guess I'd decide if I wanted to wear it or just display it, and if I wanted to wear it, I'd cut off the large fracture and whitespot at the end, but keep it otherwise intact. If I wanted to display it, I would not cut anything off. Either way, I'd definitely keep that one and not sell it or give it to anyone but an immediate family member. It's too special!
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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2020, 09:41:14 PM »

Thanks Rick, I take any compliments from you with your background and skill highly. 

I am taking the advice most gave and keep it whole as a specimen.

No cabs today, I decided my floor has developed a black hole and is disappearing and the material is filling the void.  When it gets hard to walk thru the shop time to get cleaning.  I have found that I don't have enough vertical space for totes to keep material separated by type and location.  I have started shifting material around and taking things I don't use often out to the tiny shed in the back yard.  I'll make a post when I finish cleaning to the point it is somewhat workable.
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Re: Okay, What would you do with this?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2020, 02:23:49 PM »

I forgot to respond to the question of backing material, He used black jade for all backings.
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