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CheekyGirl
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Joined: May 21, 2003
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2006-09-23 4:01 pm   Permalink

I didn't notice until it was too late that my neighbors were cutting down a palm tree, otherwise I would have asked them to save me a nice 5 or 6 foot section.

I was able to salvage a couple of pieces. All a little over 2 feet (26" to 30" sections), I figured it's a good start. I'm not sure what species of palm it is as I couldn't find any foilage. It's time to "just do"

Here's the beginning of my carving journey.








 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2006-09-23 7:42 pm   Permalink

GO FOR IT !!!!!

Looking forward to the results....



 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2006-09-23 9:46 pm   Permalink

WOOOOOHOOOO! Go for it. We can't wait to see the finished product. Make sure it is holding a Soccer Ball

 
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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-09-26 8:11 pm   Permalink

Hey Cheeky I'm also new to carving and I have two pieces similar to yours..can't wait to see your progress..I think I'm gettin' inspired.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-09-27 02:55 am   Permalink

Hey Cheeky, What tools are you attacking it with? Right on! Dive in.

Mahalo


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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2006-10-01 10:13 am   Permalink

Tools, right now a bit of rum and a hand-truck. Actually, I'm going to Home Depot to pick up some chisels today. Just checking out a couple of old thread on tools, but I've been sketching like crazy though!

 
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Bete
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Posted: 2006-10-01 11:13 am   Permalink

Looking forward to your carving adventure here, good luck with it! Cool looking table in the background by the way.

 
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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2006-10-08 10:19 pm   Permalink

Since Harbor Freight is a store that specializes in tools, I figured they would have loads and loads of wood working tools. I was seriously disappointed! I ended up going to Home Depot. Here's what I found. I know I need to pick up lots more, but it's a start.





 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-10-09 06:14 am   Permalink

Good start! I like buck bros. stuff. Look at FlexCut tools too. They are the cream of the crop.

You might want to study the quality of product sold by Harbor Frieght. Most of their chinese-made hand tools suck. I've been seriously disappointed (but what did I expect? You get what you pay for).
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-10-11 10:43 pm   Permalink

I have a Buck Brothers fantail from that set that is one of my main tools. It's good, old style tool steel. Go to smokeymountainwoodcarvers or Lee Valley for carver's heaven.

 
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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2006-10-12 12:23 am   Permalink

Thanks for the tips, I forgot to get a mallat, which I will do soon...can't work without one. I'm lugging a couple of extra pieces of palm that I noticed were left on the neighbor's curb.

 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2006-10-13 12:01 pm   Permalink

What a challenge good luck!! Can't wait to see how evolves

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-10-13 3:21 pm   Permalink

Ive got a similar size palm log and a similar carving artillery. Cant wait to see your progress
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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2006-11-28 06:17 am   Permalink

Just added some mallets.

Wood is Good brand 12 oz. and 20 oz.



This is the tag that was attached to the mallets. It's either a little blurry, or I'm seeing double.



 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-11-28 09:49 am   Permalink

Woo Hoo! Now you should have everything you need to carve this weekend. I just picked up one of those mallets too. It's a little big for my hand, but I'll see if I can sand it down.

 
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