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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-28 07:53 am   Permalink

wow.....

I thought queen was too stringy to carve, but that looks really good.

I have a queen in my front yard that died in last years freeze and all my friends are calling me out. "what's up man, you're the tiki guy, why isn't that tree a tiki already?"

So, I'm guessing the queen responds well to the chised then?

Any advice carving a palm I thought was uncarvable?


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-08-06 08:55 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2011-07-27 23:00, Sunset Mike wrote:


The unique shape made for the prayer pose. I'm liking this one!

I like this one as well. Very creative !


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2011-08-06 10:40 am   Permalink

Yes it is carvable and most of my stuff is Queen Palm.

However, it depends on the condition of palm. Machinery tears it apart as it is not really wood but more like a cross between wood and grass and it's literally a weed. A chisel will cut and allow for shape.

The outside portions are generally the most workable. The deep inside is grainy, most and weak, hard to work with and won't provide good support.

Peel off a little bark and see see what's there.If it's dark brown and rotted too deep it may be limited as to what can be accomplished, but you'll not know until you try. The image has a damaged queen with outside damage cut away. I managed to get around it and make the big haired female in some earlier posts. Yes, it can be done!




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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2011-08-06 10:10 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2011-08-06 08:55, amate wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-07-27 23:00, Sunset Mike wrote:


The unique shape made for the prayer pose. I'm liking this one!

I like this one as well. Very creative !



This Schefflera wood, not Queen Palm if there is any confusion.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2011-08-07 8:43 pm   Permalink




And again.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-08-08 06:02 am   Permalink

so, bottom line is that it like a nice sharp chisel, and grinders & saws will tear it apart.

Good to know. I need to go out there and strip some bark off & see how it looks.


 
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Posted: 2011-08-09 10:32 am   Permalink

The best thing I know of for stripping bark is "Draw Knife" You can see me using one in some of the past images in this forum. They also work really well for smoothing out areas where you can.

You can obtain a draw knife at 'Woodcraft' 'Rockler' or online. They are expensive but worth it. A lifetime investment!


 
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Posted: 2011-08-11 10:09 pm   Permalink



I finally got back to work on her. Details, lots of details



 
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Posted: 2011-08-11 10:12 pm   Permalink



The latest family get together. Varying in size and quality
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Posted: 2011-08-20 9:33 pm   Permalink

Here is my Schefflera girl nearly completed getting her teak oil tan.






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Posted: 2011-08-27 01:46 am   Permalink











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Posted: 2011-09-08 2:27 pm   Permalink

Getting closer, always finding a little something that could be better.


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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-09-09 12:58 pm   Permalink

WOW! Beautiful color and great detail. Well done Sir.

 
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Rob Roy
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Posted: 2011-09-09 5:00 pm   Permalink

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[i]On 2011-08-09 10:32, Sunset Mike wrote:[/i}

You can obtain a draw knife at 'Woodcraft' 'Rockler' or online. They are expensive but worth it. A lifetime investment!



I found mine at a swap meet for $5. You can usually find them in piles of old tools.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-09-10 08:14 am   Permalink

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On 2011-09-09 12:58, NIxxon wrote:
WOW! Beautiful color and great detail. Well done Sir.



Ditto!! very nice Mike.


 
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