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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-05 4:41 pm   Permalink

Ah, but I heard it's the Whale bone thats the Reekyest?

 
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Posted: 2006-11-07 7:59 pm   Permalink

Yes, For a guy who carries a pair of forcepts and a tourniquet to stop the blodflow from the huge bastard hog who will eventually get him. smelling a little Stinkey bone is no big deal..Greg, I happen to have several pieces of Whale rib bone you can have if you want (anyone else can for that matter) Just let us know if it stinks bad as the reputation says it does.
I just came by to get another view of the bony guys trio to admire them for a bitand to hatch some kidnap planz. (You won't be home till When? Late next week?):)
Relax, enjoy your time away
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Posted: 2006-11-09 3:13 pm   Permalink

Benella - Thanks man. Do some web searches for Maori carvings, and you'll see where I was coming from with these.

Benzo - Dunno if these are my best so far. The work I did in the eighties made these look pretty bad. Oh well. No porkfat here...beef lard! Oh, and I used decaf this time so I wouldn't get the twitches. PIGHAMMER always gets more porkfat! The bag is far from empty

Helz - Thanks man. I can't wait to see pics of your hei-tiki! C'mon, let us see!

Finky - Nice and clean? If you say so. Why do I always feel so dirty?

McTiki - Hammer-Time!

Benz - Yep, I'll mail him on Monday...

Kings -

Tama - I'm glad you like them and can see the small stuff that makes them unique. I'm glad you are not put off by my Maori inspired pieces. That makes me Happy Happy Happy! Ka pai!!!

JohnnyP - Thanks to you too. The sauce adds a lot of depth and brings out the detail.

JOnEs - BoneWerks var wungergrabben!!! Baskin dat farfignuggen? I've got plenny of wood and several big wood carvings going, but I'm onto the bone and stone for now....

tikigap - Yep, just tea. I cover up real good and wear a cartridge respirator, so I don't smell much. If you smell it bad, try slowing your toolz down so that you are not burning the bone, and use sharper stuff.....

Tama - Hogs can't sweat. That's why they need to live near water - so they can wallow and get mud on them to help cool them off during the day. Also, that is why they are active mostly at night, when it is cooler. They generally bed down during the hot days.

Benzo - Yes. You should carry dental floss and at least a web belt or two in case you need to tie off a bleeder. Damn Buggers!

I'm back after them again tomorrow...Snort, Grunt!!

-Gman




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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-09 3:22 pm   Permalink

how did I miss these so many days ago...especially like the two darker ones. Wonderful
stuff from you GMan, are you working on wood too? Are you holding out on us again?
Very nice, thanks for the pics.


 
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Howland
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Posted: 2006-11-09 9:27 pm   Permalink

G!----Those last 3 bonz are bombastic. Really dig that aged finish you've acheived there. You boneheads never cease to amaze me! I gotta good deal on a Wecheer rotary and recip kit a few days ago--gonna have to try summadembonz soon, maybe.
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-11-09 9:29 pm   Permalink

Me too - don't know how it's possible to miss these pieces sometimes. Excellent work GMAN. Amazing, really.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-10 05:26 am   Permalink

Hey Gman, I Know you are away from home workin, but we Still miss your works in progress..Hurry home, We needs a fix!
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-11-10 12:51 pm   Permalink

Conga, SnT, A-A, and Benzo,

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving comments on my bone guys. I'm glad you like them.

Today I received a box-o-rocks from JohnnyP. Sounds kinda silly, but we don't have any rocks in Florida - all we have is sand. I can't carve sand, except with the rail. Thanks Johnny! Anyway, I put the diamonds to one and this is what I wound up with. He's a sort of Ku-style with a little of the children's "Safe Place" image worked in. He also has the look of the little scared lemur in the movie Madagascar (which I saw for the first time in my hotel while I was away). Gman's house is a "Tiki-safe Place"! I hope you like him. He's pretty small. The pics make him look bigger


















Thanks for looking,

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-10 1:22 pm   Permalink

Well,, THATS what we've been waiting for, took ya long enough:)
He is really a Kuel Ku, verymodern looking. You got nice, deep Unbroken lines too and thats hard especially out near the edges where it gets thin. Enter this into the "Stone Carving Q&A" Forum. Which reminds me, I gotta do the same. Nice to have you back at the bench Grizzley Adams
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-11-10 1:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks Benz. The rock was a fun time. I'm gonna try a few more here in the next few days. I've got a few styles bouncing around in my head trying to get out. Or is that my other personality??? Strange.....

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Posted: 2006-11-10 1:57 pm   Permalink

Awesome Gman!

The 'cosmic' ties that bind us: have you seen what Paipo has just started working on..? spooky

*Love the innocent 'pleading' look on lil Ku's face, 'please dont chuck me in the pool', 'please dont feed me to the dog'

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Good intro to stone mate but you know what Im waiting for...

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-11-10 6:38 pm   Permalink

Tama - Yeah, go figure! It must be some sort of astronomic event or something. Maybe Rhys was channeling through me while he was at the exhibition? I know you are waiting for the greenstone hei-tiki. I need to figure out how to remove the material around the profile without killing my small diamonds. I need a dang wheel like you have. I'll figure something out....
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Posted: 2006-11-10 7:37 pm   Permalink



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Posted: 2006-11-10 7:38 pm   Permalink

I have one I can send you or The cheepie tool place has them and they worl good for that,.I'll send it with the whalebone going your way





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Posted: 2006-11-10 8:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-11-10 18:38, GMAN wrote:
I need to figure out how to remove the material around the profile without killing my small diamonds. I need a dang wheel like you have. I'll figure something out....


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Im pretty sure you can get away with using a fine-ish grained carborundum/alum. oxide wheel, the type that normally comes on a double-ended 'bench-grinder' for general metal grinding/ tool sharpening.

Shroud/guard the thing to protect from water, run a dribble onto the wheel via a sponge, fire it up & have a go on a spare bit of stone! You'll probably be grinding the wheel away faster than the jade, but its worth a crack! I know of a few carvers who use big whet-stones like this, 2 or 3 mounted side by side on a single axle, for carving BIG mere/Maori greenstone club. There is a huge amount of 'rough-out' grinding necessary on those things & this method saves big money on chewing through diamond wheels!

Diamonds are obviously better of course & for jewellery sized work you really only need one wheel. I would recommend a 180 grit as a starter. They usually start out pretty course/scratchy for the first 50-100hrs running but slowly get finer/slower over time (my first 180 grit wheel is now used as an approx '400' wheel, sometimes used for carefuly refining shape) This is after 2-3 years of use almost every day & could still be used exclusively, albeit a little slower than preferable.

*Damn, should have put this in the Stone:Q&A thread really...

Cant wait to see your jade Hei-tiki!
(Dare I ask to be considered its future owner..? I would certainly understand if it becomes too preciousssssss to part with, but...
Puh-leeeeeeeease..?!! Name your price. TamaTheTiki-lover


 
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