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#1 posted 01-11-2008 11:48 AM

Some pretty massive pieces there. I agree, not for me. It is well done, though.

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#2 posted 01-11-2008 01:30 PM

Hello Jojo;
—-ah yes, the fine line be-tween love//hate….you either do or you don’t….and actually that’s what I like….no-middle ground!

One is forced to make a decision by work such as this, and that is where the artistry of the artist comes into play. Different forms of ‘wood art’ will all-ways clash against the standards of the multitudes, and yet there are those out there who have the money to decide to feed their wants.

I have seen the website and his work before, where I have the link stored in my favorites….along with a link for Juniper wood. Juniper wood is one species that I still hope to work with in the future, in the form of ‘free form’ sculpture….and so, maybe some-day.

I noticed in the video where he mentions that he ”works around the wood, whereas when I did custom furniture that was more traditional, I would make a piece of wood into my idea. Now what I do is the wood gives me the idea and I work around the wood.” And so here is an-other worker of wood, who hears from the wood.

Great post here and I’m glad you found this one and put it up on a blog….now tell me, how would you curl your toes around a piece of wood such as seen there and work that in your floor-space….LOL.

Thank you for sharing this one and….

-- --frank, NH,

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#3 posted 01-11-2008 01:34 PM

I have to agree. I wouldn’t want it in my house, but I’m impressed with the work as a whole. Thanks for sharing this!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#4 posted 01-11-2008 01:49 PM

I’ll take it!!!
what I saw reminds me of my first love—the Dennis Mitchell creations :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 01-11-2008 03:14 PM

Youe really need large spaces to keep furnature of this scale. It is definately not shakeresque.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 01-11-2008 03:48 PM

Frank: I knew you’d notice the quote about ‘working around the wood’. I second that and I think it is important not to fight the wood but to deal with it, to give and to take in a healthy relationship with it.

Regarding me and my prehensile extremities, er… I mean clamping techniques, I can’t imagine but you just gave a big chuckle with such mental image. I guess that would lead to divorce if I tried to fit a slab bigger than the dining room inside the house/workshop. But now that I think… with such weight there’s not much need of clamping anyway, isn’t it? ;o)

Debbie: Indeed it reminds me some Dennis’ jobs, as well as some of scott shangraw's too.

To the rest of you guys, it’s my pleasure to share my meager founds, that’s what we are here for, aren’t we?

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#7 posted 01-11-2008 04:56 PM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 05:06 PM

Yep Andys stuff would fit right into my house. (Strawbale Rustic) He does very nice work!

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#9 posted 01-11-2008 05:14 PM

I wouldn’t say I love it or hate it. Hate is too negative of a word for me. If I had a large house in the mountains with lots of trees around, I’d love to have furniture like that. It wouldn’t work in my “city” house. I think as woodworkers we learn to appreciate the form and craftsmanship. Looking at their pictures I can tell both are of a high level.

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#10 posted 01-12-2008 07:01 AM

Some of their work is amazing. Thanks for the link Jojo.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#11 posted 01-12-2008 08:27 AM

Interesting link. Thanks for posting… I like some of it but not all of it. But you are right, it is merely a style choice, their work is amazing whether it’s your cup of tea or not.

-- Happy woodworking!

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