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Johnnyp Tut 2/19
tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-02-01 6:10 pm   Permalink

thanks Johnny! Your suggestion to sharpen the crow bar was the perfect solution to the deep carving I needed on the pig. I'm still working on the oinker. SLow but sure. Now I can get down with it!





I ground it down and polished it to look just like FlexCuts. It's great!

Thanks again.

gap

Aw shucks. It's hard o see the sharpened end in these pictures... but it's there and it'll CUT YA!


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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-02-02 4:31 pm   Permalink

What's on tap for the weekend Johnny? You gonna show us some rock carvings? Bone/antler perhaps?

-Gman
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-02-04 2:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-11-13 05:05, JohnnyP wrote:











Any news of this guy? Sorry for insisting

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-02-04 2:45 pm   Permalink

Good Question

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-02-04 5:43 pm   Permalink

Ben and Ben,
He is in the process of getting a new face, I cut a big chunk of it off, on purpose and marked it out. There was something wrong with the way I did his face the first time, and I finally figured out how to fix it.

I plan on finishing a few carvings before starting any other big projects, I have to finish him, the sailfish, and the canoe prow, before I move on to any other big projects. But it has been a bit to cold to be outside carving now, guess I am getting soft. It is -0 F now.

Gman
Today I carved a jade hei-tiki and was almost done with the carving when a big chunk of jade fractured off, oh well. I learned a lot and since it was so much fun, I will be doing it again.

Thanks for asking---Thats the non eventful update.

JP


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-02-04 10:29 pm   Permalink

-0?

Must be a heat wave over by you!

We struggled to rise above -9 all day. Arctic temps look to continue all week.

The outlook for february is looking bleak.

I heard the average high for this date is 30.

I know I won't be doing any carving outside until at least April...


 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-02-11 5:56 pm   Permalink

It is still cold up here, not as bad as it has been though.

Here is my second attempt at carving jade after I scrapped the first one for breaking.





I used the cheap cheap cheap Harbor Freight diamond bits. It seemed to me like carving extremely hard wax. It was unusual not carving with or against the grain, I had to force myself to cut in ways you wouldn't want to do in wood. I think Benzart described it best- you carve by feel when your view is obstructed with the water.

Tama you can start laughing now.

JP


 
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-02-11 6:21 pm   Permalink

Wow look at that guy! He looks pretty fragile too - be careful with that piece! Very nice!
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-02-11 9:41 pm   Permalink

Hey, Im not laughing. Good on you mate; I can see the family resemblance to his brother over here! I guess the water does take some getting used to. Keep turning the piece & cast your eye over the form watching the play of light and/or shadow; this is the best way to see whats going on. Ben is spot-on; you develop a 'feel' through the tools after a while.

Sorry to hear about the first jade attempt. Maybe your not allowing enough thickness, 4-6mm is about right for most pendants.

Keep it up & keep us posted as you do more. Feel free to pick the stoner brains in Q&A.

Ka pai! Tama


 
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2007-02-11 10:47 pm   Permalink

So.... you're saying that you grind it up without being able to see it? Wow... I'm even more impressed now. Great job Johnny.. its great to see people stepping out of what they know and raising the bar.

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-02-12 12:07 am   Permalink

I finally got some sound files from Mr. Pighammer - these are the Croc horn I think?
Sounds pretty good!
Oh, nice work on the tiki/matau too - that's a sweet carve for your second piece!
Toooot!
Tooooooot!
Tooooooooooot!
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benella
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Posted: 2007-02-12 02:51 am   Permalink

Very very nice.

Benjamin.


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-02-13 4:48 pm   Permalink

Killer job Johnny! A very nice - and complicated piece - to take on as your first run at jade. Great job with the crap diamonds. I know first hand how sucky they are....

A also played the croc horn files Paipo linked for us. Cool stuff. I'm gonna need one of those one day.

-G
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-02-13 5:26 pm   Permalink

Yeah! Really nice Paip! It got my Sheep dog howlin'!

 
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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-02-14 8:45 pm   Permalink



Hey Johnny, this dude is way wicked looking!



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