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Why is wood so f#@king difficult to carve?!?
finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2007-03-18 12:54 pm   Permalink

I hate it! I've been trying to carve some wood stuff for several days now, and each one is crappier than the one before. Soft wood just tears and chips, hard wood just burns, exotic wood is so F-ing oily it just gums up my burrs. I'm done with it, life is too short!

*deep breath Finkdaddy*

Now, where can I buy 6 foot pieces of bone?

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2007-03-18 1:08 pm   Permalink

I've got the bonz Fink. Next time I go up to my land I'll bring back two cow jaw bones and some leg bonz. I have some special plans for one jaw bone....you can have the other. I also have a buncha soup bones here if you are low. Lemme know.

And call me, I need your new number......

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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2007-03-18 1:23 pm   Permalink

Wah wah wah!

Just kidding. Wood messed up my health, at least for a while. I'd like to get my hands on some of that palm stuff.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3589
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2007-03-18 4:14 pm   Permalink

Chisels, my man...good, sharp chisels. And a chainsaw helps. Different world!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3376
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-03-18 9:28 pm   Permalink

Pay your dues.

Results never happen overnight!

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Mr.Predicta
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Joined: Dec 22, 2004
Posts: 10
Posted: 2007-03-18 9:38 pm   Permalink

you did fine with the oak dowels maybe you just need real sharp tools like my buddy Gary Lockwood he swears by his Chinese chisels
sometimes the fault really is in the tool


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10358
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-03-18 9:46 pm   Permalink

we'll get you fixed up and straightened out, you don't need dem bonez! Wood is Where itz at!
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2007-03-19 05:54 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone, I'm a bit embarrassed that I even wrote that. It was written in a rage just after I threw a piece of valuable wood across the street into the neighbors trees. I know what my problem is, I'm to damned impatient. I want the tools to dig in like they do with bone and I want a finished product right away. I use to carve wood all the time and it looked fine, but then I discovered bone. You don't have the freedom that wood has because of it's limited size, but it carves so nicely. I got my hands on some really nice wood recently and it feels like I've never carved before in my life. I'm going to see if I can find a foot pedal for the Dremel and see if that helps. I think maybe I'm not able to get the RPMs low enough. I'll be fine, really!
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-03-19 06:05 am   Permalink

Finky,

Now you are throwing stuff, eh? Hmmm, bad stuff. I think a visit from Master Ben will get you all sorted out. I think you may also be pushing yourself too hard and carving when you should be resting or only thinking about carving. If the vibe isn't there step back and wait for it. I know it is important for you to move work right now, but don't make it "work" or it will stop being fun. When it stops being fun you get into situations like you are right now. Step back, and maybe spend a few hours researching some museum sites online. You'll get the feeling back soon and the beautiful carvings will be easy again.

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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1953
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-03-19 2:16 pm   Permalink

Fink Fink Fink! Isn't Ben your neighbor? (PM/Call him!)I'm assuming that you're refering to the wonderful Florida Yellow Pine. I am still paying my dues with the stuff, as wellas any wood for that matter, however, I don't throw it around and have tantrums. I simply walk away, burn the sap deposits off my burrs with a torch whilst sipping some sorta fine liquid creativity. Then, the attack resumes til it's freakin done!


Hang in there


Mahalo


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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2127
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2007-03-19 3:10 pm   Permalink

I find a Mai-tai most helpful in these kinds of situations.



But I drink too much...
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-03-20 12:31 am   Permalink

I gotta be in da right mood to create. As Gman said, dont force it, otherwise it becomes a chore and that bites. #1 is a killer wood carving - you got the skills man, relax and enjoy it. oh yeh, apologise to the neighbours and retrieve said piece of wood
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Palama Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 349
From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2007-03-20 05:51 am   Permalink

Fink: next time you throw a nice piece of wood, make sure it lands in Lake Wales. I'll take it off your hands.

give me a call when you get a chance.


 
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