March Progress Report

March 26, 2017

The Illuminations project in progress. On the wall is the working mock-up. On the table are a little over 30 polished alabaster panels cut from large alabaster slabs. I spent about two months scraping currency to get the collected dust in the tubes and bags on the table. I'm almost set up to begin inking the panels. Each panel is also treated with a solution of 5% Paraloid B-72 and ...

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Pre-Amp Circuit Board

September 25, 2016

A Pre-Amp tube kit that I've had on the backburner for years. This came from Australia. The tubes are very old from the mid 1980's. A practice piece and a nice Sunday project to get up on the learning curve for my EleKit Amp and Preamp upcoming. I've learned to read resistor, capacitor and transistor values. The component design and why it works is fascinating. Am wanting to introduce an ...

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DHR Illuminations Workup

September 22, 2016

Working up the DHR Illuminations commission. These are 20 of the 30 or so Currency symbols to be dusted onto thin alabaster panels. Have to keep altering/editing symbol and stone size before committing the symbols to the stone surface. Hope to have this side of the piece finalized in a week or so.. From the 22nd. ...

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Sawdust Bed

September 13, 2016

An odd shape for a Sawdust bed. I didn't want to cut the scrap wood base that I had so I framed it up as it was and filled it with about an inch of sawdust. The sawdust will conform to the uneven surface on the newly re-sawn alabaster to prevent cracking and breaking during the pressure from my sanding and ...

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Leave for One Second

September 13, 2016

Leave for one second and Ebee takes over my spot..!! Notice any similarity to the Gauguin sculpture below? and then, about an hour later...I get up and come back ...

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Flat File

September 09, 2016

I started this 8 drawer flat file about 2 years ago. Paper storage was the main reason I began to build it but the new DHR commission is the reason for it's completion. It measures 42" x 52" x 29" and is big enough and stout enough to hold the slim alabaster panels that I will create over the next two years. I built it upside down without a plan but enjoyed making it up and problem solving as I ...

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Circle Cutter

September 09, 2016

I purchased this beautiful tool from the Luthier Len Lentourneau in Canada. He's also a machinist and makes a few Luthier tools of which this is an incredible example. It has everything you want in a heirloom tool; intelligent design, precision, quality materials, and weight. ...

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