Author Topic: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting  (Read 4056 times)

JamesT

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Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« on: December 15, 2010, 11:20:42 AM »
A friend has  one made by Al Breed but so far I can not find one for sale.I guess Mr Breed doesn't sell them anymore.Any suggestions.I thought about going up to NH and just take a class but it is a long way and well you know its winter and I'm lazy and its a long damn drive.LOL

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 12:19:05 PM »
Mary May sells them and more: http://www.marymaycarving.com/for%20sale.htm

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Phil Hirz

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 01:29:08 PM »
I think that Mary's ball and claw casting is in the Philadelphia style.  Although it is a great casting if you are not specifically looking for one specifically in the Newport style.

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JamesT

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 03:45:00 PM »
Thanks Phil and Dennis .Marys are the Philadelphia style.I'm looking specifically for the Newport style.I like the claws.GRRRRR

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 08:11:34 PM »
Al Breed does indeed have them. I don't see them in his store, but that might just mean that he's temporarily out of stock. If you wrote to him, I would bet he could help you out.

The one he sells (that I have) is a Goddard-style foot. See if you can get him to make a casting of a Townsend-style while you are at it.

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 12:34:37 PM »
I went on Al Breed's web site and searched and searched and could never find a way to contact him short of starting a blog post which I don't want to do any suggestions?

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 01:00:29 PM »
On Al's home page, right column above the clock is his phone and email:

phone: 603.749.6231
email: [email protected]

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Re: Looking for a newport style ball and claw casting
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 03:47:36 PM »
There it is.Sometimes I surprise myself with my blindness.Thanks Dennis