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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-07 11:08 pm   Permalink

here's my first jade piece finished. thanks for all the help. it really, uh . . . helped. hehehe

i'm going to put this one up for sale. if anyone is interested, pm me.




the toggles are a lot of work, believe it or not.

sorry, sold.

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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-11-07 11:48 pm   Permalink

Way to go pdrake! How about a pic showing the translucency? Ive never actually worked with that particular type, looks really clean/clear..?

The toggles are surprisingly time-consuming, eh? One quick way to bang a few out at a time is to cut slices from slabs, say 1/4" thick. Then round these strips off into long 'rods', cut them into toggle-sized pieces & finish. I often cut 1/2doz at a time & then shape each a bit better.

Another Brother ROCK ON!! Tama


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-08 06:52 am   Permalink

Perry, That guy looks great and again the pictures Don't do it Justice. I held this guy in my hands and it is Very Well done, very translucent. Excellent job Perry.

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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-09 8:48 pm   Permalink

new jade work in progress. ko matai!



 
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TravelingJones
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2006-11-09 9:07 pm   Permalink

Nice Job on the jade moai AND doing casting work as well! Great to see your heart & mind pouring into your creationz! I look forward to seeing more!


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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-14 9:35 pm   Permalink

i know some are wondering if i'm carving or not. i'm doing little things like cleaning tools and braiding lanyards. started a new piece of jade tonight. some from the left coast oki oki saw this piece. it's about 1/4" thick. takes awhile to get threough it with my crappy chinese bits. can't wait for the good ones.



it's BC jade. nice and deep green. too bad the pic looks bad.


 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-11-14 10:02 pm   Permalink

Yo PDrake! Where you been? Long time no hear!? Ever get the log?


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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-14 10:37 pm   Permalink

i'm still around. haven't had much to contribute. i really enjoy looking and getting inspired. i got your log, it has a neat personality. heh. i'll post a pic. it's in my old truck, i bought a new one and am dealing with the sticker shock along with other things.

thanks for the the thoughts.

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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-14 11:46 pm   Permalink

i don't know which kiwi told me bc jade was softer, but they are full of poo. this took a full hour and a half to cut that much. hoohoo, lots of jade dust going into lake mead.

those aren't the white pencil lines anymore, they're grooves. i'm in the groove, baby.



 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-11-15 01:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-11-14 23:46, pdrake wrote:
i don't know which kiwi told me bc jade was softer, but they are full of poo. this took a full hour and a half to cut that much. hoohoo,



Tama sez: Wasn't me! Good quality BC nephrite is among the best in the world & plenty hard...

A+++ Top marks for effort & perseverance!!!

*A cheap solution to the 'trimming' out phase is a tilesaw with a diamond blade. The time you'd save would pay for itself in the first piece or two...

**On second thoughts, save it until next time. This is just too much fun to watch!

TamaTheTeaser...



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-15 04:47 am   Permalink

PDrake, This one is looking good and is very clearly going to be a nice piece. is this some of the Jade you got off e-bay?
I'm really glad to see you carving!.
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-15 07:57 am   Permalink

hey, ben, yes, this is the ebay stuff. it's a sister piece to the slab i gave you.

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-15 8:22 pm   Permalink

before and after shots with only half roughed out.




 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-15 10:35 pm   Permalink

wow, it's hard, hard stuff. i need better bits.



my little water carving setup.



 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-11-20 6:19 pm   Permalink

hard, hard stuff.





 
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