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Tabu
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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
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From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2007-03-25 4:58 pm   Permalink

Started a new piece today. I'm using pear wood this time. I guess like most fruit woods it is very hard. Hand is sore from just scribing in the outline. Should allow for nice detail though. I will post an update mid week.
Thanks for looking and all the encouraging comments.



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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-03-25 5:07 pm   Permalink

nice. you should look into a wecheer/foredom recip carver. a little easier on the hands.

 
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Howland
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Posted: 2007-03-26 06:13 am   Permalink

Man, that panel is offthahook! This one looks like it's shaping up right nicely as well!! keep up the fantastic work.
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
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From: Va Beach
Posted: 2007-03-26 08:09 am   Permalink

Cool, it looks like the king of the angry monkeys. He gets a crown instead of a fez.

 
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Tabu
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From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2007-03-29 7:24 pm   Permalink

Only had a couple of hours to work on this new panel. So far I'm finding the pear wood really nice to work with. It's very dense and hard but doesn't splinter too much and it's fairly easy to cut nice clean lines.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-03-30 01:55 am   Permalink

Tabu, your tiki is really looking good, I Love the design, very original, very good.
When using ghe chisels, you need to be Very mindful of the grain and Not carve against it, That is why you see all those rough jagged edges in your details. It takes practise so don't expect it to happen overnight.
Keep up the good work.
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Tabu
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From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2007-03-30 09:43 am   Permalink

Thanks Ben for the tip. Keeping that in mind should eventually save some time in sanding.
Pdrake I might consider picking up a Foredom tool this summer. That would also give me a chance to try working a little bit in stone as well. I've been drooling over all the work coming from you stone carvers lately. Awesome stuff.
Thanks also for the kind comments.


 
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