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Project by Bob Collins posted 05-31-2013 03:31 AM 1079 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is as far as I was commissioned to go with this project. It will now go to an artisan who is to carve religious motives on the vases and chalice and finish them with gold leaf, jewels etc. Not an enjoyable project but the money offered was good. I had already completed this set, thin walls, polished etc when she changed her mind and wanted the walls thick for carving and now has changed her mind again and wants them done in Tasmanian Oak. My reply “stiff …. lady this is what you get” the customer is not always right. I have been paid.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 04:04 AM


-- Ride hard or go home~

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 08:48 AM

Nice job Bob, I love it when things get changed, after the job has been done.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 11:47 AM

Nice job on them, Bob. so now you have 2 sets done!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 09:57 PM

Hey Bob, sounds like youn have working on a moving target lol, as Jim says suppose you now have two sets?
Interesting collection Mate, however at the end of the day the customer as always right ::: ))
Nice clean n simple designs for her to carve
cheers mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Sam Shakouri

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 08:38 AM

Don’t forget to sign them, they last for very long years. I like them.

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

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 06-01-2013 12:50 PM

Thanks for the comments, Sam I do sign my work but these will be gold leafed and the signature covered over but maybe my name will be discovered in years to come.. (on the antique road show, maybe, haha)
Jim I only have 1 set, I throw the ist in the garbage bin to p… her off and forgot to retrieve them before clearance day, they were the better set. Pete, Customer always right, don’t agree, I produced what she wanted and now she wants them in Tasmanian Oak. I don’t think so, I’ve been paid.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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