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The big Swizzle
AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2015-09-17 12:52 pm   Permalink

Finished muddler. carved in Mahogany and finished with Mineral Oil (food safe). The oil really brought out the color of the wood. Before finishing it was hard to distinguish if this was mahogany - now, there's no doubt!



 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-09-17 1:37 pm   Permalink

Piece of art.

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2015-09-22 11:55 am   Permalink

My latest WIP. Carved in mahogany



 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2015-09-22 3:24 pm   Permalink

GROG thought it was carved in Florida?

 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2015-09-23 03:56 am   Permalink

GROG funny cave dude.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-09-24 08:20 am   Permalink

Nice muddler man. Mahogany - how hard is it?? Like oak, pecan, sweetgum..? thanks!

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2015-09-28 08:31 am   Permalink

People always ask me what I think is the best kind of wood for carving. The answer is always the same - FREE (or very cheap) WOOD! Will Carve and I hooked up with a craiglist seller this weekend. He was a nice guy, who had stored a deceased friend's wood shop in his garage for several years. The deceased wood worker was WWII veteran that survived the Battan Death March. There was a lot more available but that was the limit of our budget (for this trip). Scored some great tools, jigs, turning tools, and wood. Here's the wood I scored - guessing its mostly mahogany but there are some other interesting species in there too.





[ This Message was edited by: AlohaStation 2015-09-28 08:32 ]


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-10-06 07:17 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-09-28 08:31, AlohaStation wrote:
People always ask me what I think is the best kind of wood for carving. The answer is always the same - FREE (or very cheap) WOOD! Will Carve and I hooked up with a craiglist seller this weekend. He was a nice guy, who had stored a deceased friend's wood shop in his garage for several years. The deceased wood worker was WWII veteran that survived the Battan Death March. There was a lot more available but that was the limit of our budget (for this trip). Scored some great tools, jigs, turning tools, and wood. Here's the wood I scored - guessing its mostly mahogany but there are some other interesting species in there too.

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I hear ya on the FREE part. I have lots of free oak and pecan. It's like stone when you take a mallet and chisel to it. I don't think I have enough cartilage in my shoulders left to consider those anymore.


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2015-10-07 08:32 am   Permalink

Here's my take on a Moai Muddler. Needs to be sanded one more time.


 
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nicework
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Posted: 2015-10-07 08:42 am   Permalink

Super!

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2015-10-07 09:10 am   Permalink

Nice muddler...looks a little like George Washington. A George Washington Tiki! Only in America.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-10-07 12:46 pm   Permalink

oh nice! very nice!

 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2015-10-07 2:11 pm   Permalink

I'm with conga.

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2015-10-28 07:00 am   Permalink

So I drove into the box of wood and pulled out what I think is mahogany?? WOW - great stuff!! More to come.



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-10-28 11:51 am   Permalink

it came out of the box like that?! where do i get one of those boxes?

 
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