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    Just joined

    This is my first log-on and am amazed with the number of postings!!! This is a big site!!!

    Just did a "re-and-re" on a 2003 Fisher Marlin and painted it grey to make it less of a target. Words of advice: painting a frame is very time consuming . Did the full tear-down, sandblast, acid etch, epoxy prime, and polyurethane top coat. Should last awhile but took me many hours over a couple of weeks.

    Trying to set the bike up for X-Country trekking. Nothing too dramatic at first but hope to build up to rough country excursions of several weeks at a time. Atm I'm riding off road for an hour or more every day and am working at getting organized for overnighters. I like to travel light so it's taking awhile to get things sorted.

    Looking forward to being a member of this forum. Cheers.

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    Well, Hoodoo that Voodoo like a person from Georgian Bay?

    Hey! Welcome to Bike Forums! Check out our touring section...it's more geared to road touring, so some rough country experience might do them some good! Also Mountainbiking forum!
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    Hello Hoodoo, your soon-to-be adventures sound quite interesting. I hope you will be taking a camera with you, even though you travel light, as some photos would seem to be mandatory.

    Welcome to BF!

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    lol - yup Lanky Lass, lots of pics will be in order. Am used to hauling around an old SLR (c/w lens and lots of film cannisters), so am not fussed about packing a digital camera on the bike. Batteries might be the only concern.

    Congrats on the 361 Tom! That's an accomplishment !!!
    Is it really an optical illusion ... or does it just look that way?

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    Cool! We'll be looking forward to that--just remember to post an update here when you get done .

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    Hoodoo Hoodoo's Avatar
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    [lol - Ok, but I'm not too good at uploading. Here's an attempt at uploading a pic of the stripped down frame - sandblasted, primed and ready for paint.

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    Is it really an optical illusion ... or does it just look that way?

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    Nice! And a nice looking workshop, too.

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    Thanks ...

    The bike has been fun and it help having a small shop ... only about 220 sqft usable but I keep it pretty organized. I'll try and post a few better shop shots - lol

    Shop Exterior.jpg
    It's not much but I'm working on it - lol

    Shop Interior.jpg
    My wife and I are artists. I sculpt on wood and then she paints with acrylics

    Gallery Arcturus Piece copy.JPG
    This is a peice recently purchased by a public gallery for permanent display
    Last edited by Hoodoo; 06-29-07 at 12:01 AM.
    Is it really an optical illusion ... or does it just look that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo
    Thanks ...

    The bike has been fun and it help having a small shop ... only about 220 sqft but I keep it pretty organized. I'll try and post a better shop shot - lol
    If you want to have some shop envy, then check this out:

    Alex Singer racer of 1970

    and look at Don's shop. Wow!

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    Man ... Don has some nice digs and some nicer toys !!! (but no snakes I noticed - lol)

    http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...nsmonarch10ee/
    Is it really an optical illusion ... or does it just look that way?

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    Gallery Arcturus Piece copy.JPG
    This is a peice recently purchased by a public gallery for permanent display
    That is a sweet piece!! love how the canvas is part of the painting. nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo
    Man ... Don has some nice digs and some nicer toys !!! (but no snakes I noticed - lol)

    http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...nsmonarch10ee/
    No, but he has a great story about his Kee Kees [awww...]

    I couldn't see your photos last night at work (they were blocked), and now that I can see them, I love the shop!

    Are you saying that you carved the art for the public gallery, and then your wife painted the same piece of art?

    Most impressive .

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    Yup Lanky Lass, I took about 400 hours to build and sculpt this piece and then my wife does the paint (acrylics). This piece was shown at the Toronto Art Expo in March/07 where it was purchased by Gallery Arcturus to become part of their permanent public collection. Neat huh!

    And thanks Tadpole ... but actually there is no canvas involved in any of our work. Each piece is hand carved from glued up solid wooden panels (western red cedar in this case) and then painted so that they appear to be on conventional canvas. Technically it's a painted sculptur in bas relief form. Here are some pics which should explain things a bit ...

    Carving Detail Rough.jpg Carving Detail Finish.jpg Arcturus Full Carve.jpg Arcturus.JPG

    We have a website if you want to see more www.claustro.ca
    Last edited by Hoodoo; 06-29-07 at 12:23 PM.
    Is it really an optical illusion ... or does it just look that way?

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