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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-06-15 10:50 am   Permalink


My name is Craig and I wish I could change my user name but it looks like I'm stuck with it.!!!











































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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-06-15 1:11 pm   Permalink

Good luck!


Post pics! (often)


Mahalo



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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-06-15 2:49 pm   Permalink

Will do!! Thanks McTiki! I just bought some Greenwood end sealer to help dry out my log better to prevent cracking. The sales person said it could take up to two months. Do I really have to wait that long??? Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. These forums are great, but everybody has there own methods and techniques and I can't make up my mind what to go with.

Thanks,
Craig


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-06-15 4:41 pm   Permalink

Just Jump right in and start carving. First, post pictures of the log so we can find out what kind of wood it is, then crank up the tools and remember to take progress shots every day so we can see whats going on and offer any help where needed.
Oh, and HURRY!
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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-06-15 5:15 pm   Permalink



About 22"x12" Now I just need tools and I'm ready to roll!


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-06-15 7:14 pm   Permalink

Get off the danged computer and start whackin' into that thing...go! Get going...find
out what day it is from GMan and we'll give you 24 hours.


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-06-15 7:25 pm   Permalink

Craig,

Gman says it is Saturday, and we want to see some progress pics by Sunday. As Conga said, you better get swinging. Grab what tools you do have and lay into that log hard. I see a nice little Tang in that log....what do you see? Time to show us what you see......

-G
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McTiki
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Posted: 2007-06-15 8:31 pm   Permalink

looks like F'n Oak!



I'll give em til Sunday evnening for progress pics.



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McTiki
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Posted: 2007-06-15 8:34 pm   Permalink



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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-06-15 9:03 pm   Permalink



Thanks for pushing me guys!!! It's midnight here in VA and I just finished debarking. GMAN said to use whatever I had so I used a paint scraper and surprisingly worked pretty well!! I have no carving tools yet cause I thought the log would have to sit for a while, but I'm going to get on it! Thanks again!


 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-06-15 9:30 pm   Permalink

A paint scraper??

Gnarly!!!

Go!!!!!


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-06-16 05:26 am   Permalink

Paint scraper = my kinda carver. Excellent! I'm a big fan of using the wrong tool for the right job. Just be careful and don't cut your arms off (wear leather gloves). Is there somewhere local where you can buy a few gouges or flat chisels and a carving mallet? Before you get too deep into it, read the "Safety Thread" and "The Tools Carvers Use Thread" in the Carving Forum. They should help guide you a little.

Have fun and post pics. What is the subject gonna be?

-G
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-06-16 05:51 am   Permalink

If the 4 piece flexcut is the large sculpture set (MC-175) grab it. That is what you will need to get going. How much do they want for it? I paid like 99 bucks for mine I think. Are you sure you don't wanna make a Tang out of that log?

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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-06-16 06:27 am   Permalink

GMAN, this is the set @ my local WOODCRAFT store, I checked the online store too and didn't see them. I'll do a search for the set you are talking about. Do you think these are to small to start out? Ohhh yeah, and I don't know what a Tang is. The only kind I know by name is the Moai. Thanks man, all of you have been a great help!


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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-06-16 3:23 pm   Permalink

Hey Craig,

Those Flexcuts could be useful I'm sure, but if I were you I would pass on them for now and spend my money on a good set of 10" mallet tools like the MC-175 set. You can order it from Mountain Heritage Crafters at a very good price. I believe they are in VA as well. If you can't find them on the net send me a PM and I'll shoot you a link.

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