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Thomas Art Bases - by Ken Thomas

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade/Accessories' started by Guy, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    "Thomas Art Bases are all individually hand made and finished by Ken Thomas. Only the finest rosewoods,burls and other figured woods are used.


    Turned bases are finished in a high quality sealed and polished finish. A final coat of wax is applied as protection.


    Burl bases are all hand dyed, buffed and polished to a satin gloss finish. A coat of high quality wax is applied as a protection.


    Textured bases and the pads for pedestal bases are finished in a hand textured simulated black granite.


    Since I am a one person shop custom work is only done on a limited basis.


    I have been making bases for many years and many top artists have been long term customers here in the USA."


    Additional information including prices, sizes available,payment terms and shipping information can be received by emailing to Ken Thomas at:


    krt1909@comcast.net

    Bolivian Rosewood Style FF.jpg

    Bolivian Rosewood
    Style FF
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    Bolivian Rosewood     Style Z.jpg

    Bolivian Rosewood
    Style Z

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    Bolivian Rosewood  Style S4.jpg

    Bolivian Rosewood
    Style S4
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    Antiqued oak .jpg

    Antiqued Oak
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    Black burl pedestal.jpg

    Black Burl Pedestal
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    Black Textured base.jpg

    Black Textured Base
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    Brown burl ped.jpg

    Brown Burl Pedestal
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    Style S1.jpg

    Bolivian Rosewood
    Style S1
    __________

    * For additional sizing and prices contact Ken by email
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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ken makes awesome bases...period!
  3. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simply the best in my book.....too bad he couldn't make this year's MMSI show.
    John
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The burl wood bases are sure good looking.
  5. roadking Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Quite simply the best bases money can buy. I have used them for years and still have quite a collection. You never know what he will come up with and he has an artists eye for what we need. Not many people know it but he is a recognized bird carver with a ton of talent and a heck of a nice guy. Please give him your business.
  6. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I use these superb bases too, for many years now, and I want no other : simply the best, second to none, best quality in the world.

    And yes, a very nice guy, a very kind person.

    100% recommended.
  7. el cid New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Ken's bases are the biggest investment I make at shows. It was a shame he wasn't at MMSI but he will be at MFCA. I have done mail order with Ken and shopped with him at the shows since 2005. A great guy to deal with and a heck of an eye for detail.
    A figure is always set off with that something extra on a Ken Thomas base.
  8. jim1215 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    since buying kens bases my groundwork has improved and the overall look of my completed models have improved ,ken is a great guy to deal with no large company so he gets right back to you , if there are any questions . i have not bought from anyone else since ken thomas
  9. Einion Well-Known Member

    Agree with what's already been said about the quality - the finish on Ken's bases is as good as it gets.

    They're not cheap, but worth it if primo quality is desired.

    Einion
  10. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Does anybody know if Ken is still in business?
    Cheers and thanks!
  11. Jaybo Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I believe that I asked this question recently and was told that he is not. You could always send him an email (above) to be certain.
  12. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada


    Thanks a lot! Will try.
    Cheers!
  13. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    According to his reply to us two years ago about attending our show (MFCA) as a vendor, he was closing down, for reasons of health. As far as I know, he has not started up again. If you do contact Ken, please reply back here and let everyone know what you find.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  14. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada


    I sent him an email. I'll advise as soon as I get news.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  15. Dr.Resin New Member

    Country:
    Norway
    This is what a call bases, at least for me when you have used countless hours on your bust or whatever you want on a base. I think the base should reflect the work that have been layed down. And of course my wife think its alot nicer to have it on display then....hehe:happy:

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