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Thread: Not woodworking but certainly a great piece of workmanship

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    Not woodworking but certainly a great piece of workmanship

    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Good Grief what a mechanism for any era let alone that old. Simply amazing. I wonder how many bazillion hours of labor went into the making.

    Thanks for showing.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    I think I saw those on Pawn Stars
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    Obviously made by someone of a high caliber........not just bird shot

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    Absolutely amazing. Great find, Don.

    When are you gonna go pick them up?
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    Absolutely fantastic bit of workmanship I will take 2 pair please

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    Utterly amazing what a masterpiece. Would have thought they were worth more than the estimate, people have paid stupid prices for some celebrity junk you would think this incredible artwork would fetch some real high dollars.
    The bird is just stunning especially when you see it in slow mo and consider how it works given it was not sitting on the barrel in the first place
    Thanks Don what a neat find.


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