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Grand Poobah's Oasis Update
Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-02-23 6:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks seeksurf. As always Ben you have nice things to say. Maple may sure be a great carving wood but I have found it to be the most challenging. Here are some recent pics.





I have been sanding the heck out of him lately, and again, and again. The grain is beginning to come out. I only get a 1/2 hour here or there these days.

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seeksurf
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Posted: 2011-02-23 10:49 pm   Permalink

Right On! I'm jealous you have something to sand on. I need to find
me a piece of wood.
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Creative Chimp
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Posted: 2011-02-24 04:12 am   Permalink

uuugh...the sanding. it never ends doesnt it.....i understand just having a little here and there when it comes to time. good job poobah.

 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-04-03 2:53 pm   Permalink

It has been awhile. The weather seems to be turning a corner up here and I was looking forward to getting outside this weekend. I got whacked with some kind of bug. I was hoping to finish off staining my recent carve but it was not to be. Here are some pics since my last post.












trying to do scales again


I thought I might burn the skirt to bring out the grain.

Thanks for looking






 
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mudbone
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Posted: 2011-04-03 4:16 pm   Permalink

G.P. Mine if I ask how you got that coral look on this carving.Thanks mud.

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2011-04-03 9:01 pm   Permalink

Great work and details Grand Poobah!
Especially on the different textured area, very well done! Very expressive!


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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-04-04 6:04 pm   Permalink

Thanks laoja how are things in France?

Mudbone, I used a dremel with a small rounded bit. I then plunge the bit into the wood. It takes forever, but I found it does two things 1) adds a different texture (other than wood grain or color of stain) 2) hides some difficult areas to sand!


 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2011-04-04 6:39 pm   Permalink

Wow, lots of coolness going on here! I love that texture, too, and that Marq face on top, and those hands, they're freaky-real!
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laojia
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Posted: 2011-04-04 8:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-04 18:04, Grand Poobah wrote:

how are things in France?





sunny days are back ... then again it's the mess in the workshop...



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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-05-24 2:51 pm   Permalink

I finally had the chance to post a few pictures. The latest one is done (actually been done about a month. I finally put him outside with his brother. Here are a few pics.






Here he is with one I made last summer. I have added a torch to this guys hand also. I just debarked an ash on Sunday. So hopefully I will be able to start a new one soon. Thanks for looking.

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cy
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Posted: 2011-05-24 3:51 pm   Permalink

Fantastic poobah! Been following the progress and the results are superb. They really look good together. I have heard of the word "sanding", but have not yet tried it.

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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-05-24 5:36 pm   Permalink

damn bro....

those are NICE pieces... what are you using for the micro-detailing????


 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-06-01 6:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks Cy. 3m sandpaper co. sends me christmas cards!

5101 "those are NICE pieces... what are you using for the micro-detailing????"
First of all thank you.I use a dremel with a rounded bit and plunge into the wood to create the dimpled effect. It is tedious, mindless work which is well suited to me!


 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2011-06-02 09:57 am   Permalink

Gorgeous works, man. Your attention to detail is amazing. Love the lifelike hands too.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-06-02 3:25 pm   Permalink

How fine a grit do you sand these down to?

 
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