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Reports from shows,seminars, and shop tours Have you attended a show or metalshaping seminar lately? Have you recently visited an outstanding shop? Here's your chance to show some pictures and write your first hand account of the experience.

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Old 01-31-2006, 06:04 PM
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Default Billb's Flower Building Class

I recently attended one of Bill Brackett's Flower Building Classes on the outskirts of beautiful Cole Camp , Mo.. I had purchased the flowers as a do-it yourself kit from Bill back in the summer, but had never got a round to making them. What better way to build them than go right to the master himself.

Started early about 8:30 am and worked straight thru, (No Breaks forgot to bring stuff for break, Bill has only water with grapefruit extract added, supposed to make you immune from most anything) till 12:10 pm went to the Classic Drive In for a hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. Back to work by 1:00 pm and finished up around 3:00 pm. Had a great time and learned a lot.

Below are some pictures that were taken by Bill in between his coughing and sneezing spells.














2 flowers and 2 happy women in 1 family (for a little while)
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:12 PM
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Keith,

They look good! Nice job.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:45 PM
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...Bill has only water with grapefruit extract added, supposed to make you immune from most anything) ...Below are some pictures that were taken by Bill in between his coughing and sneezing spells....
So I guess that means he needs more grapefruit extract???

Nice job on the flowers. I've wanted to try some steel flowers but no time...no time.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:46 PM
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Default That must have been fun....

Nice work Keith, and being able to get a "hands on" with Bill sure was a bonus. I really liked the pieces that Bill had at MM05. Kudos

Tuck

PS - See you at Bugley Headquarters
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:12 PM
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Looks like great fun guys............... john
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:35 AM
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Flowers look good Keith! A good teacher always helps. When I visited Bill he still had the pond of cat fish,you should have fashioned a spear and went for it. Hope to get back down your way sometime and see both you guys, always a good time for me.
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Old 02-01-2006, 04:01 PM
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Talking flower power...

Nice work Keith....it seems that you have the gift...will the next 40 project incorporate some 3d flower design work?
I can envision a panel...psycadelic colors,flowers draped in the proper arangement, and a metal crafted pig with a peace banner hanging from the roof!!!

seriously...nice work ...Bill does have this down pat doesn't he...
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:13 PM
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GREAT looking flowers Keith-----bet the women would love a bouquet!!!!! LOL

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Old 02-01-2006, 05:33 PM
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Hi All,

Thanks Keith. It was fun sharing my shop with you.

To be honest, I think anyone here can make anything that comes out of my shop. The only thing I did was share my method and maybe a few of the odd tools to do it. Tried to talk Keith into shaping it differently than I do and he wouldn't.

I like Matt's idea. Maybe a flying pig panel with a flower wheel pants or headlight buckets. Nah, that's no biggie.

Bill
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