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What's Your Carving Method?
Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-04-10 10:00 am   Permalink

When I attack a piece of wood, ANY tool that will remove the chunks is what I use. Chisels, gouges, knives, forks, (scratch that)files foredom, angle grinder, die grinder, band saw, table saw, chain saw jewelers saw, coping saw,metal working tools, woodworking tools, a few choice words at the appropriate time, a little blood, a lot of sweat and a Hammer, big one sometimes. Did I leave anything out?
When I go through catalogs I always look for new and different ways to remove wood and make the job easier. Then I have to find a way to get the money to buy it. I have a list as long as my arm of tools to buy. As i can justify them, I'll get them a bit at a time.
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doctiki
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Joined: Feb 07, 2004
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Posted: 2005-04-10 5:35 pm   Permalink

Ben, right on, right on. All of my catalogs are wringled from me drooling at all the new dodads and tools.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-04-10 6:52 pm   Permalink

I Know.. It is really a good way to learn how to do stuff. There is just something about tools that can teach you so many things.Gottta find more
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-04-11 12:25 pm   Permalink

Hey Ben,

It's all starting to click now, and the burrs that you pointed me to are the key, I think. I got this last tiki done in a week, doing the chiseling in 1/2 hour a day increments on my lunch break during the weekdays, then about 3 hours each day Sat & Sun while my kiddo was napping. So, about 8 or 9 hours total from chisel rough in to the first coat of varnish, which is lightning speed for me. My first wood tiki took me about 2 months in my "spare" time.

I think my next tool acquisition will have to be a nice set of the Kutzall Carbide burrs - both 1/8" and 1/4" shank. I'm just not sure what shape and courseness (sp?) to get. Those little suckers are expensive, so it's something to think about.

Swanky,

I take that back about the Dremel. I think you really need both 1/4" and 1/8" shank tools. There's a lot of places you just can't reach with the 1/4". Last weekend I set them both up side by side. When the compressor ran low on air, I just switched over to the Dremel while it caught up. Sort of a production line, back & forth.
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-12-02 12:14 pm   Permalink

I'm bumping this because it was a great conversation. To be resumed at "Coon-Tiki" I'm sure!
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YankeeAirPirate
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
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From: Worldwide
Posted: 2007-08-14 09:01 am   Permalink

These kinds of discussions are great for beginners like me. Thanks.

 
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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2007-08-14 09:04 am   Permalink

I agree

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-08-14 12:55 pm   Permalink

Ahhhhh good times, good times.

Where the hell is Gary anywayz?


 
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