11-23-2014, 07:17 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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One of our Artisans, Brad Sears, happened to be in my region this past weekend. He was exhibiting at a fine art show, and I had a chance to meet with him.
Brad is a true gentleman, and I enjoyed the short time that I was able to spend with him at the show. Brad carefully explained his methods in terms of producing his beautiful works.
Pictures don't capture the real beauty of these items.
Well done, Brad, and we look forward to seeing more here!

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 11-23-2014, 07:47 PM
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  • evnpar
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Thanks for sharing, Ravi. Brad certainly does excellent work.

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 11-24-2014, 05:10 AM
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It was a great pleasure to meet you in person, Ravi. I much appreciated your taking time from your busy schedule to stop by--and for making the time to take, edit and post some photos of my booth, not to mention your very kind words!

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 11-24-2014, 05:17 AM
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  • Coyote
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Brad-I hope it was a good show! Your work is excellent!

Ravi-Thanks for sharing!

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 11-24-2014, 05:26 AM
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(11-24-2014, 05:17 AM)Coyote Wrote: Brad-I hope it was a good show! Your work is excellent!

Ravi-Thanks for sharing!

Thanks much, Bob. Yes, it was a very fine show with many first-tier artists and artisans exhibiting their work. What was really great was that the profits from the show benefited the Leukemia/Lymphoma society.

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 11-24-2014, 05:38 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Very nice work and beautiful pictures, congrats to both!

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 11-24-2014, 08:01 AM
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  • Johnny
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Beautiful work, Brad. Thanks Ravi so taking and posting the pictures.

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 11-24-2014, 08:54 AM
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The shape of that ebony-handled brush on the far right of the second-to-last photo reminds me of the 2008 B&B Kent LE. Very appealing, very nice.

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 11-24-2014, 11:47 AM
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  • freddy
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Stunning work, Brad.

Ravi, thanks for showing off Brad's work to best advantage.

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 11-24-2014, 09:37 PM
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(11-24-2014, 11:47 AM)freddy Wrote: Stunning work, Brad.

Ravi, thanks for showing off Brad's work to best advantage.

+1

Ravi, it seems like you are always meeting the artisans, here! Biggrin

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 11-26-2014, 04:54 AM
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Thanks again for all your kind words, gentlemen. I'm particularly fond of the French-Polished finish (i.e., the glossy one) on the salt & pepper mills. In case the term seems strange, it's a technique originally developed on the continent over 200 years ago for finishing first-quality furniture. It virtually disappeared as lacquer, which is much easier/faster to apply, supplanted it following the First World War. I re-discovered the process and, over a period of roughly four years, adapted it for use on the modern wood lathe. The result is a deep, rich, extremely durable finish that is toxin-free from the outset.

Enjoy!

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