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Old 03-20-2017, 07:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Ooh, I didn't know you were making Tru-stone ones too. How many of those do you think you'll have? I like those and the ones with the Herringbone type insert like you did at the demo. I'll have to grab a couple!

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G'Day Lewis.

I suspect I will have 5 of the tru-stone blanks, as that is what I have left from my "old stock" Tru-stone blanks (2012-1014). However, I have a few more uncut Trustone blanks, so we can chat if you want a different combination.

And... I can show you how to make these yourself. No knowledge lost!!!

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Awesome, I'll be there early Friday and all day Saturday. I'll want to buy one for sure when you start selling them at the show. I do like the black with gold tru-stone you show as an example. I don't have any specific requests. Just want to get a couple of your awesome blanks and benefit the IAP at the same time

As far as making them goes, I really don't have any patience for cutting stuff to exactly uniform thickness and don't have a drum sander. I also don't have a lot of tolerance for segmenting in general.

If I get material that is already exactly the same thickness I don't mind segmenting. I looked at the website you mentioned at the demo and can get stuff locally, but I just can't get interested in doing it!

I do have access to a drum sander but I try to limit the amount of times I use my friends tools and knowledge. Don't want to use up a resource if you know what I mean.

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I do like the black with gold tru-stone you show as an example. I don't have any specific requests. Just want to get a couple of your awesome blanks and benefit the IAP at the same time

As far as making them goes, I really don't have any patience for cutting stuff to exactly uniform thickness and don't have a drum sander. I also don't have a lot of tolerance for segmenting in general.

If I get material that is already exactly the same thickness I don't mind segmenting. I looked at the website you mentioned at the demo and can get stuff locally, but I just can't get interested in doing it!

I do have access to a drum sander but I try to limit the amount of times I use my friends tools and knowledge. Don't want to use up a resource if you know what I mean.

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G'Day Lewis! I fully agree with your comments.

I have played with Polymer Clay - I'll buy from those that are skilled!

I admire Abalone Blanks - Again, I'll buy from those that are skilled.

I admire Feather blanks - and again, I'll buy from those that are more skilled than I.

I have NO HESITATION to explain/show/assist others to make the Chevron blanks (and the Tru-Stone Blanks), or any others I make. Basically, they are very time-consuming, and very "fussy" to be accurate. Anyone want to make them... Be my guest!

Finally, I'll show anyone how to make these. There will always be a market for those that have no interest in making them themselves. As I with Polymer clay, Abalone, Feathers, etc... I love these mediums, but after poking with the skills needed, decided that it is better to buy nice blanks than to take 2-6 months and $$$ to learn the skills neded, and to produce below average quality blanks.
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Exactly! New disciplines are time consuming and can be hard to learn, for me at least...
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