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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-03-17 12:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-03-16 21:14, pdrake wrote:
i have moari friends here and they are great, wonderful, brave people. i would stand with them in battle. (i actually have.)

i'm currently watching "once were warriors" and needed to express that.




'Drake the Muss'..? 'You're a hard man Drakie' (a quote from 'Once Were Whittlers')

Yeah, I can be a bit of a 'martass myself.

Rock on braddah!

Tama



 
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flynny
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From: Devon, UK
Posted: 2007-03-17 01:14 am   Permalink

Pd
Great stuff, I would echo Benz, I think these are best without inlays, concentrating on the finish.
Battle, battle, let me mention something to you. In another life I was asked by the Uk Rugby League to try and arrange sponsorship for referees shirts. As a sweetner I had access to the teams at the NZ v England games for potential clients, seeing some of these guys up close, the only thing they'd see in battle would be my ass

Best Regards
Flynny
P.S. where's the swap piece????


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-03-17 3:31 pm   Permalink

heh, drake the muss. hadn't thought of that.

flynny, he's being worked on.

okay, thanks for the input. no inlays. almost done, just need a polish and a hole.










 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2007-03-17 3:54 pm   Permalink

Kia ora Muss

Purdy! They are looking much better now with the grooves on the handle. I would suggest that proportionally the bulb/butt is a bit large in comparison with the spatulate/blade end but Im sure you have seen images of the real Macoy & knew this already..? I'd also hazard a guess that this is beacause you need the extra size to accommodate the holes. Where were you thinking of inlaying the paua? And where was this stone from again?; looks a bit like the coveted NZ 'flower' jade...?

T3


 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2007-03-17 4:05 pm   Permalink

Hot damn that's some nice stone! Beautiful translucency - I'm also glad you didn't obscure it with inlays. Simple is definitely better when it comes to jade (especially really good jade).
Nothing wrong with the carving either!
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-03-17 4:09 pm   Permalink

thanks, it's from new zealand. it has some really beautiful blooms of gold in it.

yes, they're a bit larger for the hole goes and it gives it a bit of an exaggerated look.

it's by far the nicest stone i've carved. i have another piece that's almost 1/2" thick that i'm looking forward to.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-03-17 10:13 pm   Permalink

Dual Patus...very nice! I started on that piece of Jade you sent me, man, and I thank you.

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-03-21 6:30 pm   Permalink

hei toki i started tonight.

i just wanted to say that even with just that sponge on silcone carbide discs on my belt sander it was sooo much easier to get large, flat, smooth sides. i can't wait to get some good equipment. if you have a belt/disc sander, this is a great substitute for the good stuff.






same jade slab as the earrings. wonderful yellow/gold blooms in the jade.

[ This Message was edited by: pdrake 2007-03-21 18:32 ]


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-03-22 2:24 pm   Permalink

those first two photos don't come close to showing how beautiful this stone is.






 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Posted: 2007-03-22 2:34 pm   Permalink

keep up the good work pdrake loveing it

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-03-24 5:05 pm   Permalink

thanks marcus, i really appreciate your input.

here's what i did today. i almost tossed this piece of stone. as soon as i touched it to the sander a big piece flaked off. it was discouraging.

i think i might of saved it, though.

it has white inclusions. not sure what that is. it's new zealand jade.











 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Posted: 2007-03-24 5:56 pm   Permalink

perry that is an excellent piece, your angles and detail is great, hope to get there someday


Amy


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-03-24 6:07 pm   Permalink

Dude you are carving up a storm! Looks good, keep it up.

What do you bench?


 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2007-03-24 6:11 pm   Permalink

Very cute little hook there PD, nice work!

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-03-24 7:06 pm   Permalink

thank you very much. had to put it aside for a little while, now back at it.

the angles get easier with better tools and practice amy. i still don't have enough of either.

grog, send me a body shot from the goatee down and i'll let you know what i bench.


 
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