Calico Jack

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Project by Porchfish posted 11-15-2019 08:25 PM 296 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Live-oak burl . wormy and deteriorated. Salvaged with the use of Epoxy, in 6 colors and augmented by atomized Bronze, silver, and brass as well as powdered and chunked Lapis-Lazuli, amethyst chunks, malachite, azurite, blue Topaz, and garnet. If I would have had anything else of interest I would have added it too. it is 8”wide by 6 1/2” tall

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#1 posted 11-15-2019 08:37 PM

I’m guessing you use your pressure pot somehow to imbed all the foreign material then turn it to suit ??

However it was done, the process makes the end result a WINNER !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-15-2019 08:45 PM

Pressure pot used six times to set the epoxies. Not used in the application of metals and stones ! (CA glue in worm holes and cavities filled with atomized metals and crushed stones).

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 11-15-2019 09:16 PM

Wow, you’ve been busy. Way to go for saving that rotten piece of wood, I would have tossed it. Nice work!!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#4 posted 11-15-2019 10:04 PM

Phenomenal work. Photo 1 reminds me of the earth, beaitiful. The fish “eye” section, hmmm, that is somewhat scary.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#5 posted 11-16-2019 02:53 PM

I agree that the eye has a creepiness to it, but holy cow that came out beautiful!

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#6 posted 11-17-2019 03:07 AM

Looks like something from outer space. I like it.

-- Julian

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