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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-01-08 10:47 pm   Permalink

hahahaha. i haven't had time to touch it in a few weeks. i got it and had some fun for awhile and downloaded some tutorials. then work got in the way. i think i could make some cool stuff with zballs.

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-01-09 7:06 pm   Permalink

here's the latest on the whale tail hook. i hope this still qualifies as tiki.



 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2007-01-09 8:28 pm   Permalink

man all your work looks great. love it.
that tail on there is awsome. so uniquie!
great stuff
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-01-09 9:01 pm   Permalink

thanks, duddy. that's very nice of you. i'm glad you're sticking around. sometimes it gets hard for younger people. you're doing great.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-01-10 05:39 am   Permalink

Definitely getting those curves down nice and tight. I Like this direction perry!
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-01-12 12:20 am   Permalink

how can i make these better? when viewed under the magnifier i carve with there are bumps and pits. do i need better tools? what am i doing wrong? help me ben kanobi, you're my only hope.

this isn't wet, by the way. it's just that shiny. i wish it looked that good up close.



mahalo

oh, that's a dime behind it.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-01-12 09:07 am   Permalink

These guys are looking great Pdrake. The only way I see to make them better is #1, Make More of them, #2, Accentuate that center raised line and make sure your lines are continuous without being "Lumpy" looking, and #3, Make More of them!
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-01-16 7:22 pm   Permalink

picked up some new jade. this is wyoming almost 1/2" thick.



it's pretty sweet looking. i hope it carves nice.


 
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-01-17 12:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-12 00:20, pdrake wrote:
how can i make these better? when viewed under the magnifier i carve with there are bumps and pits. do i need better tools? what am i doing wrong? help me ben kanobi, you're my only hope.



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Young Jade-Jedi: Be mindful of your tools...

Im guessing that you are still doing most/all of your shaping with your handpiece?.. If so this will probably be where/why you are having trouble getting an even surface. Using small burrs to achieve 'large' surfaces/shaping is a tall order for anyone. You really need to set yourself up a diamond grinding wheel ('periperal' or flat). The much larger surface area & the action of holding the stone against the wheel (as opposed to scrubbing the burrs against the stone) gives far greater cutting power & a broader cutting-'stroke', making smoother surfaces. Does this make sence?

Despite the ripple, your polish looks great. A fairly high polish? Did you buff with tin-oxide?

The new slab looks nice too. I think working on something thicker might just be what the doctor ordered for you... My advice; plan something 'Epic' for it. I believe a big/impressive carving (that wont break on you) is a good learning project for a beginner & is a cool/substantial/satisfying thing to keep for the future.

"May the Quartz be with You..." T3-PO


 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-01-18 7:25 pm   Permalink

fred flintstone inspired moai work in progress . . . .



 
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Bowana
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Posted: 2007-01-18 7:44 pm   Permalink

Homer Simpson?

DOH!


 
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Tikisgrl
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From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-01-18 7:45 pm   Permalink

Inspired by Grog?

D'oh!



 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-01-18 7:51 pm   Permalink

i thought about that, but no, i just wanted to do a moai with a big upperbite and i thought it was more flinstone-ish. he's the moai that sits on the outer edge of the field and goes, "heeyuck!"


 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-01-19 03:48 am   Permalink

GrogMoai!


Lookin good too!


Keep goin!


Mahalo


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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-01-19 04:12 am   Permalink

Homer-moai begun very well.

Benjamin.


 
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