Craft Markets.. #3: Just back...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-30-2011 05:27 AM 1913 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I really think that January is not really conducive to going to the markets…

yet again, no sales…

I did however pick up an order for an painters easel… never made one of these before so will be a bit of a challenge..

So, stay tuned for this project..

Something rather unusual came into sight half way through the morning…

As you all will be aware… I love the Louis Cube or Tumbling Block design…


...check out the T-Shirt this guy is wearing…

Did not quite get his name, just a quick pic… he did say it was ok to post it… and I did send a copy to his email address… he was scouting the market to set up a booth with the intention of handing out brochures about his Pest Control Business…

Anyone in the area… north of Brisbane… give me a yell and I will send his contact details…[email]

Never seen this design on anything that was not made of wood…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 06:01 AM

As a matter of fact, Larry, I drew this design on paper 55 years ago, when I was 8 in art class.
I still remember what the teacher said to me….”You will grow up as an artist”
Was his prediction right? ....I’m not sure.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 06:02 AM

Is it summer there or somthin’? He’s just running around in a T-shirt like that !! That is an odd desing for a shirt.

Good luck with the easel, but I’m sure it is in good hands.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View degoose's profile


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#3 posted 01-30-2011 06:09 AM

Sam from what I have seen of your designs… the prediction came true…
No… Bob … this is winter… summer is wetter…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 01-30-2011 06:21 AM

It is a nice coincidence with the louis cube.

the easel should be a piece of cake for you.

I am still figuring out how you did the round weave…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View patch's profile


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#5 posted 01-30-2011 06:38 AM

Don’t be dissatisfied in the Markets you have every thing against you this year but it will get better

Its a bit of a worry when you go round taking photo’s of other guys at the market Haaaaaa

-- patch (Graham) Moama Australia

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#6 posted 01-30-2011 06:48 AM

Dont be to troubled about your success or lack of

considering the trouble QLD has gone through lately you can understand people not buying luxury items

your work is excellent so when things settle down your boards will sell

keep your chin up till then


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#7 posted 01-30-2011 09:44 AM

That pattern is quite common…. I remember a game in the 80’s called QBert used that pattern:

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#8 posted 01-30-2011 02:39 PM

Larry I know you love to show off your wonderful work an we all know you are really great at what you do but to create a man wearing your pattern? are you trying to say you are a God at wood working? LOL don’t worry the markets are bad in the US too.

-- Robert-maine

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#9 posted 01-30-2011 03:08 PM

Maybe it’s a logo for his pest control business, ha ha.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-30-2011 05:25 PM

Looking forward to the easel blog, and/or finished project. I’m certain it won’t be an ordinary easel. I don’t think the word “ordinary” is in your vocabulary!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 01-30-2011 07:37 PM

Is the physique included in the price of the shirt?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 01-30-2011 10:31 PM

It is quite popular in the quilting world too.
Try this link.

The easel will be a fun one to watch. I have seen some with trays that attach to the legs for extra storage. Just saying….

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 01-30-2011 10:38 PM

Thank you all for the comments and links but what I MEANT to say… and sometimes things do not come out just right…
I have not seen this design in the flesh…. I have seen it many many times on the net… but never up close and personal… and never on a t-shirt…
From what I am lead to believe… the original design was made by french woodworkers who called it a Louis Cube after Louis XIV … king of France… quite a while ago…well before the Quilters started using it…and it was made of WOOD…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 01-31-2011 05:13 AM

........ Lazy Larry made if famous ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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