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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-03-31 10:37 am   Permalink

grand poobah

the arms were included in the carve and i had a hell of a time with them. literally broke off and glued each arm back on at least 3 times. guess i could have run dowels through the arms to keep the arms on but i didn't get that suggestion until benzart sent it to me.

bd


 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-01 10:19 pm   Permalink

Nice carve for the little guy!!! What is the sensation of carving into the palm of the hand?

 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-04-01 10:43 pm   Permalink

a little bit of fear that if i slip i'll gash my hand open as badly as i did my finger back in december. i'm only just now getting enough moment in my finger to play guitar again. you can see the finger here:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30291&forum=7&41

in other news, i was trying to dye or stain the god rao i recently carved. i was using beet juice trying to get a red tint on him and realized that water and beet juice will dissolve elmer's glue as i watched his left arm fall off and while trying to reglue it the other arm fell off. and to top it all off the color didn't really soak into the wood either.


bd


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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-02 12:57 am   Permalink

Always pay attention to the meaning of the cut, especially when one considers the subject in hand. I've got some scars of my first years of work

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On 2009-04-01 22:43, big daddy wrote:
water and beet juice will dissolve elmer's glue



Incredible! beet juice who dissolve glue! Either glue is not good, either beets are dangerous...Don't eat them!!
Poor Rao god, I hope you find a good stain...
News soon!

J.


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-05-05 3:12 pm   Permalink

hello again everyone,
been spending time away from home (and carving) in the texas hill country with my girlfriend. i haven't had much time to carve lately and have been trying to finish a few of the pieces i had been tinkering with. finally put the finishing touches on the bday present for my daughter...

sans stain...


red mahogany stain


i finally figured out what i needed to do and i was able to sneak in a few more hours on my suffering bastard. finished him and put a red mahogany stain as well. he may get a coat of tung oil in the near future.



he was suppose to balance on his toes, unfortunately i am not that crafty so he kept on falling over backwards. i had to cut a wine cork in half and give him a set of high heels...makes him look taller.


finished "god rao" but not in time to present him to my friend on his bday. used a shoe polish on him (cordovan) brown with a definite red tint to it.



the photo just doesn't show the color very well.

carved this little fellow one evening after work,

who knew that going to bed a 5am and then trying to go to work doesn't sit well with your employer.

all together now


i had some time when i couldn't carve so i have also been trying my hand at a few other projects.








started on a new piece with hopes that i can actually work on him soon.


buzzy,
i know this doesn't compare to your island getaway but at least it's got a swimmin' hole


known as jacob's well. frigid water temp. of 67 year round. gonna have to take my tools up there one of these days. hope to carve more soon.

thanks y'all,



 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-05-05 4:12 pm   Permalink

Excellent carves and the mermaid is great as well. I love seeing the diversity that you've got going. Keep them coming.

 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-05-05 8:25 pm   Permalink

Happy to see you back! And happy to see Roa god finished... You've a good collection of finished piece and the little man in the stick: very cool! Work of patience, well done!

J.


 
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Watango productions
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2009-05-06 3:46 pm   Permalink


Bigdaddy-kool stuff,dig the look of that palm log in the
background,dont see none of that round my way.Watango


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-05-07 1:57 pm   Permalink

hey bigD - glad u got started on some new stuff. Interesting to see the paper mache. Wouldn't mind doing some of that myself (someday....)

where is this well you have pictured?


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-05-09 12:11 am   Permalink

thanks guys appreciate the kind words.

aloha - variety makes the world go round

laojia - rao finally goes where he belongs tomorrow morning

watango - found the palm while riding my bike after hurricane ike. harvested another palm (15 ft) but it turned out to be all pulpy and mushy on the inside so i couldn't use it. waiting to see what this palm tells me to carve.

big t - the well is in wimberley south of austin. it's on a 65 acre nature preserve (dancing waters inn) but is open to the public and it has access through a small neighborhood. it has 4 known chambers. the 1st drops 35 ft, the 2nd goes about 70/75 ft down. the 3rd drops about 90 to 120 ft and the last chamber goes in about... well who knows. they have only been able to explore about 1 mile in. several people have died going in too far and getting lost. it's a great place to sit, think, swim. if you get a chance stop in.

once again guys thanks for the kind words.

bd


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-05-09 7:18 pm   Permalink

Big daddy, Lookit you showing all that crisp detail, You are coming along Strong in your skills developments. Your Mermaid is Awesome too, Excellent idea and follow through.. The Hi-heels look cool.
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-08 11:01 pm   Permalink

hey everyone,

been away for awhile doing some traveling and site seeing throughout texas so haven't had much time to carve but i did get to finish this guy in the past week.





the funny thing about texas is that you never know what you can find if you decide to take a road less traveled. somewhere outside of hunt you can find:
1 - out in this farmers field, a complete recreation of stonehenge - large enough, not to be trampled by dwarves.


2 - an easter island reject and a young carol merril (the oldtimers know who she is). she kept me company through the entire trip by burying her nose in a book and providing such witty banter as "are we there yet" and "i gotta pee".



getting to playing an e.n.t. doc - cedarfever hits hard in the hill country here in tx.



3 - sweet little swimming hole just off the highway with not 1 but 2 rope swings. cool water on a 100 degree day, can't be beat!


have a few ideas on some new pieces just have to juggle the time between daughter and carving. hope to have something new shortly.

bd


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-09 2:59 pm   Permalink

hey bd, cool! You did a great job hollowing out the mouth. Looks like you're throwing all the tools at it too! A screwdriver?! LOL

 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2009-07-09 3:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-05-05 15:12, big daddy wrote:

known as jacob's well. frigid water temp. of 67 year round. gonna have to take my tools up there one of these days. hope to carve more soon.

thanks y'all,


Boy, that sure sounds like the begining of a horror movie.
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-07-09 9:27 pm   Permalink

The new guy is looking great. I like a cannibal theme.

 
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