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    I had the privilege of seeing the Grand Columbian Clock and the homemade scrollsaw used to make it that are featured in this article.

    http://www.scrollsawer.com/articles/...-Scrapbook.php

    Both were on display at a local arts & crafts festival that I attended this past weekend. The display generated a lot of interest from passersby.
    Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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    Bill, How lucky for you to see that display. Thank you for posting the link to the scrapbook, it is very interesting
    Marsha
    LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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    • #3
      Bill, thanks for the wonderful links! I love history, and throw that in with scroll sawing and, well I just read the article smiling from ear to ear. I really liked the photo of the dome clocks bottom showing the crate contents from which it was made.
      Bill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bill Wilson
        I had the privilege of seeing the Grand Columbian Clock and the homemade scrollsaw used to make it that are featured in this article.

        http://www.scrollsawer.com/articles/...-Scrapbook.php

        Both were on display at a local arts & crafts festival that I attended this past weekend. The display generated a lot of interest from passersby.
        Wow Bill. you are so lucky. there is a articale on just that thing in the SSW&C magazine page 20 of the # 19 issue summer of 2005. Did you get to meet Ernie Lang? I have talked to him on the phone. and what a wonderful man. He talked to me like family. and gave me so much great advice. I would probley give my right leg. (needing my arms to scroll) to meet him. he is one of my heros. Its folks like him. and Richard P. who keep scrolling alive. and finding the old patterns that i love so much. How cool that you posted this. please tell me you met MR. Lang. can I rub elbows with the man who met Ernie. Evie

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          Hi Evie,

          Yes I've met Ernie. He's the president of our scrollsaw club and he is quite a guy. He has a magnificent collection of fretwork, mostly clocks, that he's made over the years. I got to see it a couple weeks ago. I was practically speechless. My mouth just hung open the whole time as I toured his "gallery". It was incredible.

          I'm really fortunate to be in this particular club. There are several other members who are also extremely talented and it's very humbling to see their work. They are truly masters and terrific mentors. They offer all the inspiration and experience I could ever ask for, now all I need is to find the time to put it to work.

          Next time I see Ernie, I'll tell him you said hello!
          Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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            OH My Gosh. Bill. do you have a extra bed room , I wont to move right in. how lucky you are to be a part of that group. gosh darn dang. when you see mr Lang. please remind him that i am the one from Calif. that he guided me to a Italion pattern of the vanity mirror. He sent me some pictures of some of his work, and some web sights for Germon, and Italion patterns. he told me he did not go online, but led me to some sights to help me in my search, of italion patterns. we talked for a long time on the phone. and , i have offten wonted to call him to talk again. for he was so knowledgabale. If I ever had the opertunity to meet him or John N. I would probley bow down in humbaleness. they are both my most favorite heros in scrolling history. scrolling was lost for a long time. and due to guys like him and spilmon. its back for us to enjoy. how lucky you are to know this man. maybe next year, i can go to a pineck where he is. so cool so cool. thanks for sharing this. Evie

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              I know this is a really old thread but looking back at it and the scrapbook pictures of Ernie Lang's work I'd love to see some good pictures of the items in Ernie's collection if it still exists... Does anyone know what became of it or where I can find more about it? Bill Wilson - Any ideas/thoughts on this?

              thanks,
              Russ

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              • #8
                Unfortunately Russ, Ernie passed away a few years ago. My understranding is that his collection has been divided amongst family and several pieces were donated to local interests. The Saxonburg Museum has a display of about a dozen or so of Ernie's best works. That's the only public display I know of.
                Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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