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small wood carving from France. Summer update p. 44
laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-05-15 4:06 pm   Permalink

Thank's a lot for reply and comp Benjamin!

Tomorrow I'll start a new piece for the PNG swap:



Have a good night!

Jérôme.


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-05-15 9:30 pm   Permalink

Very cool looking free manaia. I see him as a young-ling asking
for a feeding from him mom.

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Rainhawk
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Posted: 2009-05-17 7:12 pm   Permalink

Thank you man

I can maybe send you some NZ bone if you want, i have some spare/ and i have to go get some more in a week or 2. But I'll have to clean it before i can send it tho Let me know if you want PM

Peace


 
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anthony
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From: france ( near PARIS )
Posted: 2009-05-18 02:28 am   Permalink

superbe travail! tout en finesse.

...et vu l atelier que tu as tu dois pas mal t amuser!

bonne continuation


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-05-18 8:35 pm   Permalink

Laojia, First, INCREDIBLE Shop and tools, I'm Jealous being the tool Junkie that I am, Very NICE.
Second, I ReaLLY LOVE THIS GUY, nICE FULL ROUNDED DETAIL, GREAT PHOTO/STORY AND gREAT EXECUTION WITH OERFECT INLAYS
"front


back, tail folded




My wife noticed it made me look like a drawing by Roland Topor

actually, she was right"
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Just WOW!

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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-05-19 01:49 am   Permalink

WOW dude, this PNG swap piece will be another masterpiece to add on your already done list

Benjamin.


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-05-19 2:40 pm   Permalink

Yeah, that came out awesome!

 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-05-19 9:18 pm   Permalink

Hello everybody!

SeeK: Thank for reply and lol comment, always with your pole? I'm curious about above the rain man.

Rainhawk: Thank for proposal, but I've full outstanding project. It is an idea that I let grow for the moment.

Anthony: Salut mec! merci pour le support, A+.

Benz: Thank you for reply/comments/comps! Happy to see you here.
You a tool junkie? Who would have thought!!!

Benella: Hey dude, no update? too busy? Thank for comp Benjamin, I've full of work on this piece and the dead line come soon!

Surf'n'tiki: Thank you!


Well, yesterday a gear yard have accidently shoot a basswood tree near my workshop at work. Gitf from the gods! I managed to keep 2 pieces of 1 meter after three minutes of trading, the bark was removed almost alone, logs have made a lot of water immediately.
I need some advise to a good drying without risk of big crack, and I know that the specialists it here...



Advise or TC's link are welcome, thank in advance the community!

Have a nice day!

Jérome.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-05-20 7:36 pm   Permalink

Laojia, Beautiful logs and they would make a Nice Lono and Ku But whatever they make you will have 2 sweet soft carves. You are welcome to use any of my pieces for inspiration if you like!
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-05-20 9:20 pm   Permalink

Those logs look like candy!
Just seal the ends to prevent the fastest water loss. I have read
about cutting the back to allow the crack but have never tried this.
Its hard to control the cracking. I have left damp towels in areas,
but like GMAN said look out for the molding over time.

I like Benz idea Lono.

Good luck!
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-05-20 9:30 pm   Permalink

Nice score Jérome!

I carve a decent amount of Basswood here as well as Cedar.

Nice soft wood that cuts like butter with sharp tools!

For sure seal the ends of those if they are so wet.

I've been trying the method that the local woodworker store uses... candle or paraffin wax on the ends.

It can always be sanded off later.


Love the new pieces you've been doing!
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-05-21 01:26 am   Permalink

THANK a lot for encouragement and advice!!!

Thank you BenZ for proposal, I greatly appreciate!

Thank you Seeksurf, I also thought about cutting a piece to reduce the effort of drying, but that is losing some wood without guarantee of success... For now I leave the log near the ground in the freshness of the workshop.

Thank you Lake for advice and comps, I put already paraffin wax on my little square of exotic wood for conservation, if you think what that OK for log of basswood, I try today...

I already hear chisel and mallet calling to me!
A last question, not the least, how much time of drying before cutting and carving?

again thank you everyone!!

Jérôme.


 
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Rainhawk
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Posted: 2009-05-26 5:04 pm   Permalink

My friends dad set up an entire room. He taped up the doors and windows and used a dehumidifier (i think) to turn the room into a kiln dryer. He just kept the wood in there all the time. I think the wood cracks because of excess moisture or the moisture enters/ exits the wood at an unstable rate. Cruing in a hot room or extreme temperature will crack it. Funny though my friend can leave huge logs in the rain for years and it stays good lol

 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-05-26 9:09 pm   Permalink

Thank's Rainhawk, I try to follow all good advise and come and leave...There is an element of chance. With or without crack I hope what I will carve some good piece.

Cool sunday end of afternoon...



Work in progress for the swap:





Have a nice day!

Jérôme.



 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-05-26 9:33 pm   Permalink

"A last question, not the least, how much time of drying before cutting and carving? "

There are going to be allot of variables in this cure time like type of wood
and climate. All my wood has been Alder so i like carving it wet, but not
green wet. For me its been good around 3 months up to a year. The year old
stuff has been outside in a damp climate.

I have been only carving for a couple years, so this has been my limited
experience in Alder. I hope someone else pipes in hear with some better info
for ya.



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