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    Default Moran Hoods

    I am sure many of you know I am a huge John Moran fan. Over the next few weeks I want to share some photos of his hoods. Many are my favourites. I have 51 in my collection and can only wish I had more of these.
    Many were made in the early 70's late 80's , in my opinion the best ever!





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    A few more showing some of his trademark carving and artwork.







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    Beautiful hoods Ken, can you still find them for sale?
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    Those are work of art! Thanks Ken for sharing!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L. View Post
    Beautiful hoods Ken, can you still find them for sale?
    Hey Chris, John makes the Dazzler and Dazzler Deluxe hoods a few times a year and puts them on e-bay. Usually he has simpler hoods for sale but a few hood collectors have been selling some of their Moran hoods on e-bay.
    If anyone is interested in a Moran hood keep an eye on e-bay or contact me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REYNALDO View Post
    Those are work of art! Thanks Ken for sharing!!!
    They certainly are Rey, a few more,,





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    A few more, the first one is now in my collection.





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    The bottom one is my favourite Moran hood.








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    I remember Russ Jackson having a couple Moran hoods he showed me. On the inside of the hood there were miniture paintings of falcons, do you have any like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota View Post
    I remember Russ Jackson having a couple Moran hoods he showed me. On the inside of the hood there were miniture paintings of falcons, do you have any like that?
    Here are a few photos of some the artwork John did INSIDE some of his hoods. I have 4-5 of John's hoods with painting on the inside. I believe I have the last one John ever did with a painting inside, I rememeber him saying I am not doing them anymore. Dakota other than the one photo these are not hoods from my collection, I have I think 10 Dazzlers and deluxe Dazzlers but I have no photos of them handy. I do a few hoods with paintings on the inside but alas my artwork is nowhere the works of art Johns are.








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    thatinside work is fabulous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowachi View Post
    thatinside work is fabulous!!
    They are something else, here are a few more and another hood.





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    Brings back memories, thanks for showing them!
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    Here are a few more Dakota.





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    Come on Ken,

    How do I prise one of those away from you? You know I have a very good home for ONE, PLEASE JUST ONE.
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    Ken,

    Share with us the background on how and when you started collecting John's hoods. 51 hoods is an amazing number for anyone's collection, but to have 51 from a specific maker like John is especially so.
    The cool thing is that they're mostly, if not all, from the John's era.

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    Here are a few more, the first one is in my collection









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    Quote Originally Posted by adam norrie View Post
    Come on Ken,

    How do I prise one of those away from you? You know I have a very good home for ONE, PLEASE JUST ONE.
    Hello Adam, as I mentioned in a previous post only two of the ones pictured are mine. I will take some photos of mine when I get back from the NAFA Meet.
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    Here is another from my collection, John made this hood on my Chinook block #17.


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    This one means a great deal to me,, not elaborate or anything, but this belonged to one of John's favourite falcons, Sally.



    John also did some art on the outside eye panels,
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    This one belongs to friend Steve Duffy it has never been used. I believe Duffy has more than me, he for sure has some of Johns finest works.

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    Hi Ken,

    Have a great time at the meet. Look forward to the photo's of your Moran hoods, then I will then have a better idea which one I want
    adam
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Proctor View Post
    Ken,

    Share with us the background on how and when you started collecting John's hoods. 51 hoods is an amazing number for anyone's collection, but to have 51 from a specific maker like John is especially so.
    The cool thing is that they're mostly, if not all, from the John's era.
    I have over 200 hoods in my collection, I have been collecting Johns hoods for about 7 years. I have many of John's most recent Dazzlers and have picked 2 up from David Wadsworth and several from Steve Duffy . I am back collecting John's hoods so I hope to get to 75.
    I also have 12 Clayton Smith Hoods, 10 Gene Johnson and 5 Ron Rollins hoods . I have one from Ron with a painting of a saker on the inside custom made for me. There is another great hood maker.
    When I go from this earth all my Moran Hoods, in fact all my hoods will be donated to the Archives for all to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam norrie View Post
    Hi Ken,

    Have a great time at the meet. Look forward to the photo's of your Moran hoods, then I will then have a better idea which one I want
    This will be likely my first and last Meet, very much looking forward to it,, Sorry my friend my hoods are not for sale.
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    The hood with the wood ducks on it is my all time favorite Moran hood. I have several of John's hoods as well. I met with him in May of this year and bought from him the Dazzler he made for one of his current falcon's "Lealu". The hood, according to John, was inspired by the comet "Kohoutek" that he witnessed in the sky back in 1973. He says that "Lealu" comes across the sky and strikes her quarry like a comet! John is about as layed back and nice a guy as you'll ever meet. Truly a pioneer in modern day hood making with a style that is often imitated but NEVER duplicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakerjack View Post
    This will be likely my first and last Meet, very much looking forward to it,, Sorry my friend my hoods are not for sale.
    I was only kidding Ken

    Have a good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam norrie View Post
    I was only kidding Ken

    Have a good one.
    Adam I know you were,, no worries,, I have enjoyed seeing some of your photos of you and your falcon, hope you are well..
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    Wow, Ken, this thread started with great photos and then became better and better! Thank you for posting these.
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    Great thread Ken! Thanks for sharing!
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    Those are really nice Ken,some awesome art there I don't have any of the fancy Moran hoods See ya in a few days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    Wow, Ken, this thread started with great photos and then became better and better! Thank you for posting these.
    Thank you Katy, perhaps Jose would enjoy this thread as well. Here are some more.









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    Without a doubt his craftsmanship and artistic talent is exceptional, but in my mind what really set him apart is his exquisite gift for the use of color.

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    I've always heard about them, hadn't seen many up close. Thanks Ken.
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    Hi Ken,

    Many of those shown here I remember from the video. Others must have been in Steve Duffy's collection and I have not seen them before. Two of the Arab hoods shown in this thread, have the same shape as the one I have. The latest of his Arab style are very different. I would like to know the years these particular Arab hoods we made. He completely changed the original Arab pattern to make what I consider a better shape. The one I have when tried on a haggard female Peales, slipped on perfectly and as the falcons shook her head it only went on better. When braces were closed, the fit was perfect.

    Thanks for showing these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by California Native View Post
    Hi Ken,

    Many of those shown here I remember from the video. Others must have been in Steve Duffy's collection and I have not seen them before. Two of the Arab hoods shown in this thread, have the same shape as the one I have. The latest of his Arab style are very different. I would like to know the years these particular Arab hoods we made. He completely changed the original Arab pattern to make what I consider a better shape. The one I have when tried on a haggard female Peales, slipped on perfectly and as the falcons shook her head it only went on better. When braces were closed, the fit was perfect.

    Thanks for showing these.
    Hello Dan, I have an Arab Hood John made me about 2 years ago, the style is very similar to the ones in the photos, I will ask John, I think the blue one was made in the late 70's .We talked about that hood awhile back.Here are some more. There is a hood with featherd plumes,, John did not make many, I have one but the one in the picture I think was just Sold on e.bay.









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