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Robin Sharrard
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Post by Robin Sharrard » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:52 am

Amazing what Dead Men can do! Bravo! Now all ya need to do is make that water tower functional, with an old shower head, so those Dead Men who bed down for their visit can enjoy a true cold shower! Heard some ramblings at the last (major) get together, about the only thing missing was a shower...
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Post by Larry White » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:59 am

Will do, right after I finish the windmill and convert the lower portion of the crane into a bunkhouse, oh and then there's the Makah village to replicate.

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Post by Tony Segale » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:43 am

Oh why was I born with a different face
Why was I not born like the rest of my race
When I look each one starts
When I speak I offend
Then I'm silent and passive and lose every friend
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Post by Larry White » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:08 pm

Image

You can't stop the clouds by the building of a windmill.

...Funny how this Original Dead Man post stays at the top of the list...

...now did any of you dead men finish your piece yet...post a picture!
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Post by Tony Segale » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:10 pm

stupid white man,
how come there's still a pile of unused wood stacked there?

do you only know how to play?

lucky skunk
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Post by Robin Sharrard » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:00 am

Hey Sally, at the rate he's going, he'll have the whole town done by the time we get there. Looks like he's well on the way to getting that shower going, or maybe he'll find one of them bucket fed tubs to put out there. Nice job on the water tower, and wind pump! Don't see any tracks next to that water tower, but the servicing arm is a nice touch.
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Post by Larry White » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:31 pm

Very careless of you old man...

Image :cry:

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Post by Tony Segale » Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:29 pm

well,
looks like you got yourself in to something that's bigger than you.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Post by Larry White » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:30 pm

Looks like I had everything all figured out...except the part where the windmill doesn't tip over.

A slight malfunction took me up the ladder, then the whole thing tipped over, smashing the fan assembly. I road it down on the ladder, then bailed at the last second. Sprung a couple leaks, but I'm okay. ...Super SWM...

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Post by Tony Segale » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:16 pm

lucky skunk
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
http://www.tonysegale.com
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Post by Robin Sharrard » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:14 pm

Brings new meaning to the phraze "DEADMAN" Glad your OK!
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Ain't done yet...

Post by Larry White » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:45 pm

Well, for those of you that like to relive those good ole days, I took some photos of the Town of Machine for your enjoyment!

Town of Machine

Might I suggest downloading your favorite and setting it as your desktop background... very stylish I must say.

-William Blake

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Post by Dennis Davis » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:27 pm

Mr. Blake,

Since attending the Boise workshop, I have attempted, in vain, to find a copy of Dead Man in the local rental stores. I now know why I can't find a copy; you have all of the available copies on your shelf. Horder!!
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SWM...

Post by Larry White » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:34 am

Send me $12, and I'll zip you off one. (PM me and I'll send you the address.)

You see, Jim Jarmusch took his independent film, Dead Man, to the Cannes film festival, where it received rave reviews. Miramax decided to pick it up, but asked Jim to shorten it a bit as the original approached 3 hours in length, in which he did. They then asked him to shorten it a bit more. That did not sit well with Jim, and he refused. Miramax copped a bit of an attitude about that, and subsequently slacked on the promotion of the film. That's why a lot of people have never heard of it, even though there's a dozen movie stars in it, and that's why it's also hard to find in the rental stores.

I feel we have a bit of an obligation to pick up where Miramax fell short. I buy 'em by the case, and most of the folks that come here to Machine get the nickel sales pitch. They also make great Christmas gifts... gives you something to watch on Christmas day.

-that Blake fella

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Post by Tony Segale » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:54 am

the secret to a long life is try not to shorten it
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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I don't think its nice you laughin'...

Post by Larry White » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:16 pm

Well well well.... looks like I found another reason to kick the ole Dead Man thread back up to the top...and it's your lucky day. It's the Dead Man Satire for your pleasure. (It's best viewed by clicking the "Slide Show" button, then pausing as need be to read the inner dialog.)

...most time, a man will tell you his bad intentions if you listen, let yourself hear...

...A few years back, a free-gildin' outfit come through. That weren't no idle story...

-WB

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Post by Tony Segale » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:46 pm

you tell a good story, harmonica....
there's only two things wrong with it..

one, only certain men read those satires...
that's William Blake's men...

two, William Blake's men know how to gild
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Ain't Letterheads Grand!

Post by Larry White » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:57 pm

Image

Just a quick "Thank You!" to a few of my Letterhead friends that assisted me on this commemorative keepsake!

Thanks, Benmont Tench for the creation and sharing of some sweet vector art.
Thanks, Charlie Dickinson for the awesome airbrushed flame background.
Thanks, Conway Twill for sharing the technique of glue chipping up to the edge of depth carved sandblasting.
Thanks, Nobody for the inspiration.

Techniques involved were:

Depth carved letter outlines, frosted centers, then the centers were glue chipped.(Pat Mackle's process)
Etched Exaybachay image.
Outlines filled with metalic red paint.
Transparent orange shellac airbrushed fade over glue chipped centers.
Letter centers finished with super white mica powder, no back up.
Black drop shadow.
Framed it up. ....nice :D

...onto the next thing...
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Post by Tony Segale » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:05 pm

May our friend Larry White decorate this website with his golden light,
and purge it's darkest places from nut cases and vinylstines.

You keep this up, you'll be written up in all the history books.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Post by Larry White » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:12 pm

Just thought I'd dust off this post and remember some of the good ole days!

-WB :P

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Post by Dennis Davis » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:49 pm

-WB

Isn't your Dead Man meet next weekend? Seems to me that it is coming up pretty soon. I seen some mighty nice stuff come from when those guys get together.

Dennis
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Post by Larry White » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:03 pm

This meet was a year ago.

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deadman....

Post by vance galliher » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:28 am

I'll miss not being there

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Post by Tony Segale » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:02 am

the circle of dead men meets has no ending



aho
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Post by Tony Segale » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:04 pm

this topic seems to have some sort of history to it....
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:03 pm

Sally,
I just cant gild the way I used to,This old tip ah mine just gets upset when I do.Shoulda bought one ah those dang Smith tips I geuss.Can I get one with the Bernhart photo version though.My young dauwter love that photo.

Roderick

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Post by Larry White » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:33 pm

When I was a kid, a bunch of us would design up some gold leaf signs.
Nothing fancy, something with some matte centers or glue chip,
maybe acid etched if we were lucky.
Gilded my first sign with Rick Glawson...
got a bunch of fancy supplies, and after I gilded a couple,
seemed I was designin' stuff anyway I could.
Weren't much better than those signs of Dickinson's.
The Dead Man meet was on.
I was more than happy to have you guys.
My first meet was just gilding with my friends.
We just all got together, and we gilded up the glass.
Musta started a hundred of them by now.
I went around and finished the rest that weren't done.
Those of us with the knack for gildin' seem to stay in touch,
helpin' each other and gettin' together.
Gildin's pretty simple. Make a beautiful sign whenever we can. With
the facilities here in Machine,
it wasn't long before we was making signs as big as a door.
Seems like this'll go on forever.
After all that, I'm still here in Machine.
Not a lot of call for a man with gildin' skills,
but I'll put 'em to work for men just like Dickinson.
Every once in awhile, I make it through a day without thinking of
my friends, who they are, and how I like them....

Miss you Dead Men.... AHO!
-William Blake

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Post by John Studden » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:40 pm

...You a Gilder Blake?

A man's gotta do something for a living...

Gilding ain't much of a living boy!............Dickinson
John Studden
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Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:16 pm

Un saddle yer sign kit.

Do you know about Cole Wilson?

Well he cooked up some size,
He gilded em,
and then he et em.



By the way he used some BIG gelitin he got from Mr.DICK IN SON !

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Post by Tony Segale » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:09 pm

EASY, BLAKE, EASY...

the first a gilder needs to learn is take things easy!

I bet us Dead Men can teach you a few more things.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
http://www.tonysegale.com
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