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Framed stoneware tile. Antique bronze acid patina finish.
Quartersawn white oak frame with fancy walnut corbels.

All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375

This one is titled: Bristlecone tile

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It's top qulity and has a wonderful design an amazing build .Who else could have built it? It had to be Dan!
 

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Very cool design. I like it
 

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Dan, this is another wonderful piece. As a woodworker who is nearly devoid of any artistic talent I greatly appreciate seeing this gifted ability expressed by artists such as yourself. I like the design on the frame as well. It creates a lot of visual interest.

Nice job.
 

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I love your work but can I ask why you use an expensive wood like Mahogany to do the relief cuts? Is it better than some other types of wood?
 

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i really love the "postcard" of this…the post card itself would SELL!!! the piece is amazing too!!!

I cant afford your work--but I would buy a DAN CARD…hey…maybe that is a new product…make postcards of your favorite LJ work and post it all over the shop…

hmm…we need to pass this one on to martin…figure out how to do this…
 

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Thanks guys for the nice comments Buddies !

Hey Woody … Mahogany carves like a dream. It is soft with fine grain, takes incredible detail. As far as cost. at one time I had close to 1000 bft of 8/4 Honduran mahogany. Bought it real cheap from a Salvage company in Memphis about 10 years ago. Came from a insurance salvage from a fire at a hardwood lumberyard. The bundle had smoke damage on the outside and nothing else wrong with it. I still have a few hundred pounds of mahogany left from that glory hole.

Honduran Mahogany is also the wood that foundry pattern makers use to make iron molds and such. Really fine grain from really huge trees. The pallet of lumber had Product of Peru written in white under the soot. Each board had white paint on the ends and stamp with a Rainforest logo.
 

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Love the texture and color Dan. A true inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Very nice Dan, love the patina of that tile. But I love your Frames.
 

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When we get moved back to KY I may sneak up to your neck of the woods (perhaps as a mouse just to waych you do your magic. I continue to be awed by every thing you do.
 

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thats stunning mate has a 1920's feel
 

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you have a winner there Dan. Well done.
 

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Wow!....most beautiful…..it certainly makes a wall a work of art…..and a great combination of materials and skills….Well Done!!
 

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gee dan ,
sorry to have missed this ,
and i had a watch on it !

once again your talent is showing !
keep it up .
 

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magnificent
 
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