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 Post subject: The Doodad
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Hey Folks,

I just completed a commission today to build an objet d’art / coat hook for a repeat customer. A repeat customer is a wonderful compliment and engenders a great feeling of accomplishment. After all, it means that someone still likes your work enough to order another round even after the initial shine has worn off.

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The project today was a piece of functional art, which for some reason didn’t fit into my usual lexicon so I fell into calling it, the doodad. The doodad is made of quarter sawn white oak, charred with a torch, then brushed with a corn straw broom. I rubbed in some finely ground granular aluminum to highlight the raised grain. The doodad then got a few coats of 2# cut blond shellac.

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The toggling pieces that form the coat hooks pivot on 1/8″ brass rod, and the whole thing hangs on a french cleat.

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I don’t often take commissions because I have so much of my own work to keep up with, but who can resist a request for a second helping?

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Tom

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 Post subject: Re: The Doodad
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:47 am 
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Absolutely "Purr-fecto" . Presume you have tried your finish format prior to this project ??


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 Post subject: Re: The Doodad
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:37 pm 
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Great idea - thanks for the inspiration.

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 Post subject: Re: The Doodad
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:57 am 
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Repeat customers are a blessing. I'm sure they will be back for more.
Good job!
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 Post subject: Re: The Doodad
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Love it!


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