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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Monkeyboy, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

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    Heck, I'D WEAR them!!

    Seriously, I'll PM you! I'm betting Linda would like them...

    We were just at a place called "Uncle Funky's" in Ephrata, Pa. on Friday. The lady has the most unique, advante gard -to- weird stuff imaginable. Wallet was lighter when we left but Linda will have some good presents coming...

    Brian
     
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  2. Stormy Monday

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    Well I think your cover has been blown.
     
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  3. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes, I'm Dog Boy , the Mini-Cow farmer . It had to come out eventually.
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    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    dogs will put up with a lot......
     
  5. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    WEll, no hurry, and no chance of stuff being sold before you want it, if you end up there :cool:
     
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    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I think you were on hiatus before I could say thanks to you I just wanted to let you know my guitar picks are absolutely killer! thanks
     
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  7. Gobo Fraggle

    Gobo Fraggle Strat-Talker

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    These and your other examples are amazing. :thumb: I did Jewelry making in college for about 3 years.

    My forte was lost wax casting:
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    Same seashell ring with different cabs (pink sapphires):
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    Honeycomb (using actual honeycomb for the casting) bracelet:
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    But I did do some wire work:
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    I also made a sterling silver guitar pick (no pic :() that I used for a time. I still have it lying around somewhere.
     
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  8. Stratoman10

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    You don't monkey around
     
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  9. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks! Yours are Very Cool :cool:. I did a little bit of lost wax. Tried a few seed pods and flowers, but was mostly involved in
    silversmithing and also model making (by way of silversmithing/fabrication skills) for production lost wax
    (and metal mold, and rubber mold) casting. In my former life in this body, that is...
     
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  10. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Only here !
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  11. Monkeyboy

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    Yeah, I was gone for that . You are welcome ! I have something going with one of the stones from you.
    The vague idea started with that stone
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    But I found this blue thing that I finished the idea with instead. I'll do something else with your dino bone stone.

    ZZ Done lfo.jpg
     
  12. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    and for those of yous who missed it : the back of the blue Chalcedony piece .
    I got impatient and a little sloppy o_O
    ZZ back DONE.jpg
     
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  13. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That was close to their limit. We got some real dirty looks when they found out I had taken
    one roll of shots without film in the camera. Had to dress em up again :eek:
     
  14. Gobo Fraggle

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    Thanks! Funny you mention flowers, a lot of people used flowers for lost wax in my classes. One woman was a master at it. (I was only good at doing clay -- or rather, wax -- roses)

    Looks and sounds like you could've probably taught us all a thing or two. :)

    (This thread is making me sentimentally nostalgic.:oops:)
     
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    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dang those are nice!
     
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  16. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    People do a lot these days with metal clay. I could've taught some stuff about fabrication,
    but worked in other areas only superficially. I did have some fun collecting flower material
    but didn't wax it up thick enough, plus the seed pods didn't burn out well = poor castings.

    Here's more of what I do now. Well, a group shot of recent parts from dies made in the last year or so.
    All with the "Pancake" type of cutting die like the snake.
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  17. Gobo Fraggle

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    Awesome stuff, again. I love the different colors -- the greens and coppers and bronze. The designs are really cool, too. I dig the aboriginal man-shape in the middle. :)

    I find it interesting that you say you never waxed your flower material up thick enough. I remember the woman who was expert with the flowers, she was genius in coating the petals and leaves with just enough wax, not thick at all, to get them stiff enough to withstand the investing, and especially to get the right metal weight without going overboard, since you can't really weigh the flowers.
     
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  18. Monkeyboy

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    Kokopelli :
    Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player, who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.
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    It's just a semi-random selection of interesting designs I was either commissioned to make, or made as experiments.
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    Interesting about the flowers. I would spray them with acrylic and then wax dip . I got some thick enough to work. I had some castings stolen from where I was working at. That sucked ! I have some digitized slides coming soon.
    One is of some casted trees (you know what I mean) ; I'm not sure if anything will show up well, but I'll post if it does.
     
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