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NEW Benzart Black Jade Marq 3-6-14
Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-06-23 4:34 pm   Permalink

I'm liking this one a great deal Ben. Might be my favorite this month.

Encore!


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2009-06-23 5:34 pm   Permalink

gorgeous! great work--as usual.

 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 837
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2009-06-24 1:26 pm   Permalink

It really is a great piece Ben - very beautiful and the detail is just over the top. The 3D chop is cool, too - very nice!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-25 09:40 am   Permalink

Darn,, It looks like I got way behind here too, just too much going on 'round here

Clarita, Seeks, Thanks for the kind words.

Buffbad, I'm glad I got to meet you too at Hukilau, you should have sat down and talked while I was doing that guy. Thanks.

Aarons, yes I think this guy got into some of that stink-weed or sumpthin, his eyes tell the story. Thanks for the comment And for coming round again!

Thanks Lake, yes I know this is a Weakness you have and I can see why too, it was a real pleasure to carve and the "Chocolate Maple" worked out great, thanks.

DrGoat, Thanks for the kind words and yes I Loved doing this guy.

Babs, Thanks, nice to see you on this side and the Month's not over yet!

Johnny, Thanks for the comps, Much appreciated.

Thanks T-Gap, Really happy you like him and he arrived in one piece.
HappyHappyHappy

Here is the jade Maori I've been working on forever Almost done!







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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-06-25 10:26 am   Permalink



 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-25 10:50 am   Permalink

WOW, Babs, Thanks for the Fireworks!

 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 816
From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-06-25 11:23 am   Permalink

Great work on the Marq piece and that
jade Maori is looking stellar. Such amazing detail!
Love all your art! Will check out the rest of your thread.
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el Stingray
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Joined: Aug 06, 2006
Posts: 53
From: Oslo, Norway
Posted: 2009-06-26 4:12 pm   Permalink

Many thanks Master Benz!
Your work is inspiring as always!




May Tikis fire forever burn!

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-26 5:13 pm   Permalink

Iokona ki"i, Thanks for the kind words, be sure to catch All my threads (Links on the first page) as I usually keep my threads to around 100 pages and this is thread 5 I think, Yes, 5 so sit down and relax awhile, you'll be awhile.

El Stingray, No Problem, Thanks for the comps.

Just updated the 9heading to show I finished this Jade Maori today but no photos yet.
Also fixed the front page to show links of all my previous threads. Cheers.
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-06-26 7:21 pm   Permalink

What a beautiful piece of Jade, and a beautiful design to make a beautiful piece! Beautiful!

 
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Savage Daddy
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Joined: Jul 10, 2006
Posts: 165
From: Sarasota, Fl.
Posted: 2009-06-26 9:53 pm   Permalink

Magical! I love it!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-29 8:13 pm   Permalink

Greetings, Here is a Maori chief with Moko who is 2.25 inches high by 1.50 Inches wide. This is from Synthetic jade from timid tiki. Judge for yourself. I Love carving this stone and it is very bright translucent. Although looking very Mottled when all lit up?

This fellow has about 10 hours in rough -out and is from the lighter of the two batches you sent me Timid. It Definitely carves nicely. it will be interesting to see how it takes the moko.






















Enjoy
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timidtiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2007
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Posted: 2009-06-30 02:50 am   Permalink

It's looking really good Benz . . . and should take the moko without any problems. Do you have any idea yet on what this material really is? It may be called "synthetic jade" but I cannot find any references to it on the internet. It is definitely harder than nephrite, very tough, and has a consistent grainy fracture like granite when broken . . . it is not glassy or conchoidal in fracture at all. The seller is Thialand isn't talking but he may not know. Any one else out there with ideas on this? There are some more photos of this material (including a red "synthetic jade") on Tama's Stone Carving forum.

 
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wentiki
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Joined: Apr 20, 2008
Posts: 48
Posted: 2009-06-30 04:42 am   Permalink

These carvings are great! But, I'd be careful with this "Synthetic Jade." It looks a lot like dyed serpentine, particularly if it can be scratched with a steel needle. Bowenite is a slightly harder form of serpentine but still easier to carve.

Don't expose synthetic jade to even a little sunlight, as the dye inside the stone will yellow to an awful color. Most of these dyed pieces discolor on their own within 10 years or so. There is no stable dye for jade, even if its polymer-injected.

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-30 04:47 am   Permalink

Thanks timid, I'll be sure to update you this afternoon on the finer carving properties of this stone. I cannot add anything more and haven't been able to find any more info in it either. One thing I did notice about the hardness, on the bottom of the slab (what I would assume was the bottom anyway) it seemed Very much harder than the top sections which was strange.
More later.
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