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12 Comments to “AT HOME”

  1. Benzart — July 3, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

    I Love this series of faces you have done. I didn’t realize they included this size, Awesome!

  2. CaliforniaJadehunter — December 9, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

    Donn, Thanks for setting this forum up. Great idea!!

  3. Donn — December 10, 2008 @ 6:15 am

    Welcome Brian,
    Great to have you here. Keep an eye on the site….. it will be evolving as I am abel fine tune it to our needs.

  4. Ska7cis — December 16, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    Hey Stranger,
    It’s Iean, you should have stayed on this side of the puddle when you had the chance. Ah Well… I’ll just have to drink the beer myself. Thanks for the lessons. I have made another blade, this one from Wyoming. I’ll send pics when it has evolved. Cheers

  5. Donn — December 18, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    Hey Iean,
    Welcome …. Looking forward to seeing these evolving blades …..
    Post up the pics when ready….. Cheers

  6. Tom Finneran — March 10, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

    Hey Donn, You do a nice job of setting up these little “gardens” on the internet. They all look fertile; let’s see what sprouts. Tom

  7. Donn — March 10, 2009 @ 11:23 pm

    Thanks Tom …. U B welcome to do a little fertilizing as well ….

  8. Christopher Wodja — September 8, 2009 @ 9:37 am

    New Here – Wanted to Introduce Myself
    Chris Wodja
    Christopher Wodja

  9. Mark Mendoza — September 13, 2009 @ 7:59 am

    Hi Donn.

    I feel at home on the grinding wheel. That is where “flow” happens for me.

    This (At Home) work is awesome! What inspired you to do it?

    Best Regards!

    Mark Mendoza

  10. Donn — September 13, 2009 @ 11:22 am

    Thanks Mark,
    These Guardian creatures seem to have evolved of their own accord somewhere back around the mid ’80’s. Initially as free carving in small greywacky beach pebbles, allowing the stone itself to dictate. Sounds like a typical cliche… never the less true. The small pebbles were followed by small jades and progressed to larger, 100 odd lb. andesite companions in the latter ’90’s. Many of these ET’s have emerged into this realm since. This ‘Entry Guardian’ being the largest to date. A brief word about it here. Mentors, Guardians, Guides, Seers from days of futures passed, as the energies suggest. The largest of these in jade is around a 38 to 40 lb. river float carved in ’04 and titled ‘Voyager’. It was of such presence I made a rubber mold for a limited edition of 25 only in bronze.
    A quick sequence of carving the andesite is illustrated here as well. Also the carving sequence of a Guatemalan Jadeite and Big Sur Blue were posted up recently.
    Cheers … Donn

  11. grant elstone — March 25, 2017 @ 8:39 am

    do you make the jade cutting grinder in your web site to sell or information on who does thank you.

  12. Donn — March 27, 2017 @ 10:26 am

    Hi Grant, It is a little unclear on which units you are referring to. Presumably they are the point carvers you are asking about. As shown on that page most are machine adapted to the purpose. From drill presses to lathe heads to common saw spindles. Am presently developing a highly modified system loosely based on the Chinese point carvers which utilise morse taper spindles of differing attachments to facilitate quick changes of tool. These will be some time yet before being available. However Ric Moor (On Facebook) has a machine he has developed which may be available.

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