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SilverLine's latest attempt - in OAK! (March 6, page 6)
JohnnyP
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Posted: 2005-12-22 11:31 am   Permalink

Nice and clean! Looks like you spent a lot of time on this one. Looks great.
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Posted: 2006-01-09 8:54 pm   Permalink

This winter weather is driving me nuts! I was really just getting started when the weather turned on me, and I can't take the cold like I used to. So I'm trying small stuff indoors. Here's my first. This little guy is smaller than my thumb, carved with an Exacto knife out of Harry Lauder Walking Stick sucker. Rough, but I'm encouraged. Exacto knives are NOT the way to go; they flex and tend to work out of the handle, so I've ordered some of the small carving blades and handles Benzart wrote about here. I'm also very seriously considering getting the Economy Flexshaft grinder Benzart mentioned here. Not sure if it's going to do what I want for this kind of tiny work, though. Any ideas?

BTW, Benzart ROCKS! I would be NO WHERE without the information posted here by ALL the members!





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Posted: 2006-01-10 09:03 am   Permalink

Aloha bruddah!
Nice work brah! keep carving as it gets easier over time.. Once you start doing subtractive scuplture like carving ki'i, it can get addicting! So get ready for withdrawls if you ever stop!

Nice work!

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Posted: 2006-01-10 09:12 am   Permalink

Excellent first small piece, Silverline, and More so seeing that you used Only an exacto blade! The Hook blades will make all the difference in the world. The economy flexshaft is an excellent deal for 67$ and it will help you tremendously. The only issue you will have is starting from scratch with your burr inventory. Go through the "Tools carvers use" thread to find more info on those. Welcome to a Different world of Carving...Small. You are gonna Love it.
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Posted: 2006-01-10 09:26 am   Permalink

This is a great start. Carving small stuff is alot of fun, but they tend to bite more than the larger tikis. I use an Xacto to carve as well and have found that the bend in the blades can actually work in my favor. I also use a Dremel with the flexshaft. I use the Dremel to rough out the features and finish with the Xacto and sandpaper. Keep up the good work!

 
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Posted: 2006-01-10 1:19 pm   Permalink

I just love this this one you have really advanced. Keep up the good work.

 
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Posted: 2006-01-10 4:20 pm   Permalink

Don't let him fool you. That's what's left of his wife's rolling pin he stole from the kitchen. Folks, ol' Silverline has gone a bit kooky since it turned cold here. I sure hope he hasn't slipped too far. I will do my best to pull him out of it. I'm sure a trip to Coon tiki for an intense carving session would cure him. I have a plan to introduce him to an angle grinder when the temps rise again.
Wish me luck.
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-01-12 3:51 pm   Permalink

Nice job with the Exacto blades. The standard pointed blades are a pain to carve with. But that tiki doesn't look anything like your thumb though.

JP


 
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SilverLine
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Posted: 2006-02-26 09:46 am   Permalink

For my birthday last week, my brother bought me the Economy Flexshaft carver that Benzart mentioned in his carving lessons post a while back. WOW is that a slick piece of equipment! He also got me a set of diamond tip carving burs from Woodcraft (only $10 for 20 burs!) and I was off and running!

Here's my first attempt: (This one is going to my brother.)





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Posted: 2006-03-02 8:21 pm   Permalink

Having a LOT of fun with this flex-shaft carver! Here's another, same size as the little Moai in the previous post.




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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-03-04 04:37 am   Permalink

The little stuff just looks impossible to me. How do you hold the piece as you are working on it?
JP


 
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Posted: 2006-03-04 05:43 am   Permalink

Look at you Going to town with that new tool. Hooray for you and Hooray for us that get to see your new stuff!!
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Posted: 2006-03-04 06:20 am   Permalink

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On 2006-03-04 04:37, JohnnyP wrote:
The little stuff just looks impossible to me. How do you hold the piece as you are working on it?
JP



I'm carving from a 2-foot walnut dowel, so I leave the piece on the rod until I'm nearly finished. MUCH easier that way!

Ben, THANKS for the kind words! It really means a lot coming from you! (The master of tiny carvings!)
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SilverLine
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Posted: 2006-05-01 5:19 pm   Permalink

I was going to wait until this one was finished to post this, but I'm at a crossroads and could use some input.

Things had been really dry all last month (April) and I had some warm days to pull out this nice chunk of soft maple I claimed last summer. Well, now it's rained for 9 out of the last 10 days! 'Ol Tonga here has gotten soaked and all that nice sweat maple is molding up like crazy. I just tried the diluted bleach trick with no effect.

The thing is, I could go either way with this one. The grain in this wood is really beautiful, so if I could effectively remove all this mold, stain and varnish him, he'd be fantastic looking.

OTOH, I'm kinda likin' the old moldy look. My plan is for this one to take up residence on the lake house porch (enclosed) so it won't be exposed to the elements too much.

Can you stain/varnish over mold? I would like to at least seal it up so it doesn't rot away completely. Or is there a better way to remove all this mold?? I'm far from done carving, so there's still time to do just about anything.



BTW, special thanks to BK for his advice on getting around the tighter points of this guy, and thanks also to Tiki Diablo for his pattern transferring technique he shared at Coon Tiki!
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Posted: 2006-05-01 8:05 pm   Permalink

don't know anything about staining over mold...but I do know this is looking really
cool. You have learnt your carving lessons very well.....I have given a lot of thought
to doing one of these...but I chicken out all the time. Keep working.


 
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