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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2006-11-14 5:16 pm   Permalink

Yes! That's my boy!

Thanks Hewey. Please, if you ever find yourself state-side, let's get together.
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Posted: 2006-11-24 5:30 pm   Permalink

There is a wood project I'm working on, but it's turned out to be a bit tougher than I'd hoped. So in the meantime I've created another hook.
I'm getting the lines a bit cleaner on the engraving, finally, thanks to a new bit that GMAN recommended.


Thanks for looking.
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Posted: 2006-11-24 10:12 pm   Permalink

all you guys are making me "Nuts" with this bone stuff. I'm hooked. Gonna
get some sardine bones and give it a try.


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-11-25 05:30 am   Permalink

Finky,

Tres sweet dude! I'm telling ya, that's the way to go. Did you feel much of a difference, control wise? Additionally, if you lay them over, they won't bite deep and leave craters.

This one is supa smoove! Excellent work!

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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2006-11-25 06:14 am   Permalink

Conga, Sardine bones eh? Now THAT would be impressive!
Gman, OK I'm forced to admit that I stretched the truth a bit. I went out searching for the "spear" shaped tip you told me about, but I couldn't find one locally. I settled for a ball shaped one instead. I know you didn't recommend that, but it is light-years better than what I was using which was a super cheap set of bits covered with that diamond-dust stuff. I'm lobbying Santa really hard for a pro set of tools this month.
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Posted: 2006-11-25 4:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-11-24 17:30, finkdaddy wrote:






Very nice, very graceful. Must have taken a long time to layout to make it look so good. How big is it?

JP


 
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Posted: 2006-11-25 5:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks JP. I do spend a while on design. I go through a lot of scratch paper. This one is about 3" at it's longest part. The next one will be a little more complicated, I hope, and the one after that will be a very thin and simple; a little more feminine. Thanks for looking.
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Posted: 2006-11-26 4:16 pm   Permalink

Here is how I spent my Sunday. I wanted something in between a shark and a hook.

sketching on paper

drawn on the bone

roughed out

ready for sanding (I hate sanding)

extra lines drawn on

engraved and polished, ready for tea bath

finished!



Thanks!
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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-11-26 4:44 pm   Permalink

Very nice piece finkdaddy - that one has a great flow to it. I'm nuts about sharks and love seeing them incorporated into tiki/pacific art forms. You're starting to break the shackles with your designs too - the only thing a hook really needs is a curve, and the possibilities are endless. I'm looking forard to doing some more hooks myself soon...thanks for the inspiration!
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-11-27 12:06 am   Permalink

Looks great man - love the inclusion of the shark and hook together
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-27 04:32 am   Permalink

another nice piece Finkdaddy. Thanks for posting all of the progress pics. The multi-stage
pics give a better indication of what's involved. Wanna see more!


 
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Posted: 2006-11-27 06:54 am   Permalink

YES, Another cool hook. Ditto what everyone else said too! The shark is a really cool animal that you have fit well into this hook. Thiis must be a shark hook used for catching hammerheads. Well done again.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-11-27 06:56 am   Permalink

Finky,

Killer! He looks great, send him on over to me!

-Gman


 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2006-12-12 8:08 pm   Permalink

Here is my latest. It's a carving of Mokopeke, a snake-like creature from Moari folklore. It was interesting to carve, but I could find very little about him on the web. Anybody know more about him?

Anyway, I started with a piece of hickory-smoked bone to see how it would turn out. I am very pleased with the finish, and believe me, it looks way better in person than in these pics.





Thanks for looking!

Gman and Benzart, I'm going to fire off a couple of lengthly PM's to you two with some carving questions tomorrow. Thanks in advance
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Posted: 2006-12-12 9:21 pm   Permalink

I've heard of a pekapeka, and a koropepe, but not the mokopeke...after googling I see it is on the carving.co.nz site, but it doesn't look at all like a traditional design to me - at least not one I've seen in any of my books on Maori art. Another one, the "traditional" design they call Roimata, is a contemporary design created by a NZ jade carver in the 1980s.
There are a lot of so-called Traditional Maori designs that have no basis in tradition and are given made-up names and obligatory legends to capture the tourist's imagination and money! (the single/double/triple/xxx twist being the most famous...) I'm as guilty as any of this when I was only working in jade, although I made sure they were my made-up names and designs!
It pays to take anything online related to bone or jade carving with a grain of salt....
Nice carving regardless!
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