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    Quote Originally Posted by crowie View Post
    That one clever talented bloke.... Thank you Chris for the photos, Cheers, Peter
    He certainly was Crowie...the smallest chain that he made was from a dowel rod that was only 5 mm in diameter!His biggest disappointment though was that he could never find a young person dedicated enough to pass his Whittling knowledge onto...hope this thread inspires and encourages folk to take up the art...glad you enjoyed the pics too Peter...MM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocker View Post
    And my sincere thanks for your efforts to display it for us,

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    Appreciate your kind words Stocker...your more than welcome mate...MM
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    There is a small publication 'WHITTLING - Childhood to Eighty Years' by James A (Jim) Hall available from the Woodford historical society,for the princely sum of $5 for those that my be interested in acquiring...MM
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    The chess set demonstrates another skill far beyond carvings = replication. I am in awe of his skill.
    Did he enjoy the company of any apprentices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robson Valley View Post
    The chess set demonstrates another skill far beyond carvings = replication. I am in awe of his skill.
    Did he enjoy the company of any apprentices?
    Me too Robson, staggered really.

    Thanks so much Chris, that was inspirational

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robson Valley View Post
    Did he enjoy the company of any apprentices?
    Very sadly,no...he couldn't find a young person interested in the craft which staggers me...MM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendigo Bob View Post
    Me too Robson, staggered really.

    Thanks so much Chris, that was inspirational
    No worries Bob...glad it inspired...such a wonderful ability he had...MM
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    GoGuppy...thrilled you found the thread informative and thank you for the 'reputation' notification
    I'm sure 'Jim' will be watching down from the heavens and thinking...WOW...they like my work!
    Again...hope it inspired some folk to take up the art of whittling...MM
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    I finally got to see this a couple of weeks ago. Apparently what is on display is a third of the total. I have put some pics on Flickr as well as a couple of videos of mechanisms in action. Most of the photos are the same shots as Mapleman's.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/23232748@N08/?
    " We live only to discover beauty, all else is a form of waiting" - Kahlil Gibran

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    Wonderful pictures movay and thanks. Reporting that I followed Mapleman's directions and procured a copy of the 22 page pamphlet produced at Woodford and kindly posted by Donna Grigor from the Historical Society. Glad to have it.

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    Thanks. I will have to pick up a booklet next time I am at Peachester.


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    Quote Originally Posted by movay_2008 View Post
    I finally got to see this a couple of weeks ago. Apparently what is on display is a third of the total. I have put some pics on Flickr as well as a couple of videos of mechanisms in action. Most of the photos are the same shots as Mapleman's.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/23232748@N08/?
    Wonderful pics Movay...many thanks for contributing...i reckon this thread is worthy of 'sticky' status as one will unlikely witness such woodworking talent within the 'whittling genre' again...truly stunning work...good to see you received the booklet too Stocker,it is not only a good read but a keepsake as well...MM
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