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Carvings by Atomic Mess
AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2012-05-23 06:23 am   Permalink

That is definatelty Mahogany. If you bought it from a supplier its probably imported. It can be very chippy - some of your appendanges are pretty risky with that wood. But its also very nice, you can get some really nice, sharp edges on the wood.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2012-05-23 08:34 am   Permalink

Really cool little carving Atomic! I love the design--looks like
you've done your homework. Now--any thoughts of making a BIG ONE?


 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-05-29 04:31 am   Permalink

Thanks PJ!

Thanks McTiki, I must be learning alot, the amount of $hit I've broken...keep your head down!

Aloha, I really like carving the Mahogany even though it can be unpredictable- seems to come in different hardnesses, as you say can be chippy and also sometimes throws some interlocked grain at you...

I found this website which might be useful to some of you guys-
http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/bubinga/

Hey thanks Conga, I'd like to make a bigger one one day but while I'm in a one bed apartment I can't see the Wahine agreeing to large logs on the living room floor!

Right here's some pics of the finished piece (would have posted sooner but my *%^&! PC decided to corrupt these pics and I had to do them again)

Had to stitch this together in Photoshop...

The painted side-


and unpainted...


closeups-








I like the way the paint came out, but I think I like the colour of the wood more...

thanks for looking,







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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-05-29 1:56 pm   Permalink

hell yeah bro!!!

well done!!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-29 7:16 pm   Permalink

Outstanding

 
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anchorfish
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Posted: 2012-05-30 11:49 am   Permalink

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I found this website which might be useful to some of you guys-
http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/bubinga/





Nice Job! and thanks for posting that website. Very cool..

Cheers


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2012-05-30 3:02 pm   Permalink

Very nice piece! And thanx for that link...cool.

 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2012-06-03 11:08 am   Permalink

I like this one. Good job Atomic Mess. Looks antiquated. Checked out your website. Good stuff.


cheers















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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2012-06-03 11:10 am   Permalink

This one.

time for a rest...

















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anchorfish
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Posted: 2012-06-03 11:40 am   Permalink

That dude is bitchin! Nice job, I dig your style.... Cheers!

 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-06-22 06:01 am   Permalink

Thanks again PJ, Hang10, Anchorfish, Surfintiki and Jungle Trader!

It's been awhile, work has been crazy and then I mashed my neck up and couldn't carve, sucks!

So I did some other stuff while I was waiting for my neck to get better.

I made some repeating backgrounds for use as PC wallpaper-



Right click on it and choose set as background (set it to tile/repeat) if you want to use it...


There's some more versions in different colours and another design on my facebook page so head on over and 'Like' the page to access them in the 'goodies' section if you like...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atomic-Mess/149091001886573?ref=tn_tnmn

I've also been doing some prints which I plan to post on TC at some point but you can check those out here if you can't wait ;]

www.atomicmess.com


I'll post some pics of the latest carve a bit later,

Mahalo,



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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2012-06-22 08:08 am   Permalink

Cool stuff AM, seeing the process for the lino cuts is inspiring.

 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-06-24 10:54 am   Permalink

Thanks Cy, The lino cutting process is similar to carving, you keep removing stuff until you're left with what you need. When I'm doing a carving or a print I sketch the designs a few times before doing the block and your comment made me think about it - when you draw you're adding ink or pencil to a paper until it looks how you want (if you're lucky), but when you carve it's the opposite, you remove material until you're happy.
Sometimes I wish I could draw in the same way...


Anyway, here's the new carve as promised-

sketching out the design




roughing out the shapes






Stay tuned...

cheers








 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-06-26 5:36 pm   Permalink

Lookin good

 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-06-27 03:26 am   Permalink

Thanks Hang10.

here's some more progress-





you can see some cheap files I got in the above pics, they've turned out to be really useful, I'm thinking about getting some proper rifflers now...







that's all for now,
cheers







 
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