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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-06-22 07:57 am   Permalink

thanks tama. that's siberian jade. looking forward to a pic with you. i hope you like it.

thanks ben. it's bubinga (african rosewood).

http://www.exotic-wood.com/bubinga.htm

kiwi, i don't know if my camera has a macro. i just want my designated photographer to come up and take pictures of it.


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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-22 7:52 pm   Permalink

hey! what do you know! my camera does have macro! thanks kiwi!

now to just get macro sanding bits.




 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-22 8:49 pm   Permalink

well, the wood part is almost all finished. just a little sanding in the tight spots on the face. this wood is fan-freaking-tastic! it finishes to a glass like finish. when the wax goes onit will bring out the shine so much. the grain that you can't really see is sooo tight and wavy. i thought it was sanding marks. it feels like touching love.










should i put the white stain on it?


 
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kiwishaman
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Posted: 2007-06-22 8:58 pm   Permalink

PD - its perfect as it is! (IMHO).

Absolutley smashing! And congrats on mastering the mysteries of the macro camera

KS


 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-22 9:37 pm   Permalink

thank you very much kiwi. well, the face is done pretty much. it's going to take some polish with bee's wax and spit.

what do you think?




 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-22 9:58 pm   Permalink

now to start on the bone part. the lashing area on the wood is going to need to be modified. the lines need to be parallel in order for the cord to lay correctly. no problem man. i can do it!




(i'm so happy i found the macro setting.)

[ This Message was edited by: pdrake 2007-06-22 21:59 ]


 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-23 7:11 pm   Permalink

well, bone part is done. now to put it all together.




 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-23 7:16 pm   Permalink




 
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TravelingJones
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Posted: 2007-06-23 7:49 pm   Permalink

TASTY looking wood-N-boner pdrake!

Flip-flOp-fLipPp...

Quote:

On 2007-06-23 19:16, pdrake wrote:




 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-06-23 8:32 pm   Permalink

thanks, jones. i gotta let it rest for the night before i work on it to let the inlay set in right and proper, so i'm going to work on this:




this "dolphin" hook will have a couple of different kinds of inlays. it's from a koa burl i got from hawaii. it's a very, very pretty wood.


 
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kiwishaman
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Posted: 2007-06-24 01:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-23 19:16, pdrake wrote:





PD - cool. You have done a fab job on both the wood and the bone.

awesome.


 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-24 6:00 pm   Permalink

well, just a final polish and wax and it will go up on the chopping block.




 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2007-06-25 6:16 pm   Permalink

well, on the advice of someone i changed the lashing. it did look a little too nautical and like an anchor rope compared to the rest of the hook.


what do you think now?




 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2007-06-25 6:21 pm   Permalink

I think it looks damn good both ways...If I had my choice.. I'd wear the newer look. Great Stuff!

 
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kiwishaman
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Posted: 2007-06-25 9:05 pm   Permalink

Agree PD - the black detracts less from the artwork. It may be the flatter cord too.

Good work, and good idea to throw it out there for comments too, as not all of us agree!

Congrats

KS


 
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