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small wood carving from France. Summer update p. 44
laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-02-06 01:19 am   Permalink

hello everyone, I landed on TC with small pieces of wood...



A gift for my wife:hei matau in wengé polished


Hei tiki in Wengé wood not yet polished:


hei matau in pink ivory wood, work in progress:


criticism and advice are welcome...

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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-02-06 03:07 am   Permalink

Hi Laojia, First, Welcome to TC Happy you found this site with many pieces of wood in your pockets! What you have done so far is Very impressive. That Wenge' is a beautiful and Hard wood, how are you carving it, with what tools?
The Hei-Tiki looks to be a beauty too and I'd Love to know what material you used to inlay the eyes? Definitely post photos of it and your other piece when they are finished!
How long have you been carvng? It certainly looks as though you have many fine pieces under your belt already! Can't wait to MORE Stuff.
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-02-06 04:36 am   Permalink

Thank's for welcome Benzart!
That's a lot of question ... First, the tools: I use mostly knives Japanese sculptor, fine rasp and riffer,but also trad carving gouges... (next time I'll post photos)
Second, inlay eyes of hei tiki is pink ivory, wood very dense with a grain very end. I think Monday finish this piece, I carved a break during my work.
Third, long ago I worked wood,I'm joiner , I sculpt for fun in the winter because the workshop was too cold to make furniture...
I hope to finish some pieces before spring, there are the full sketchbook.

thank you for the support


 
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drgoat456
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Posted: 2009-02-06 07:43 am   Permalink

Laojia...Welcome. Your carvings are beautiful. Looks like you have the right skills. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. My cousin (from Turino, Italy) has mentioned Langres and Nancy. He travels to France on his vacations and loves your region.

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-06 08:12 am   Permalink

thank's for welcome and support drgoat456.
I greatly appreciate the link you put on Bill Reid ,the Haida carver, very interesting, really


 
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virani
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Posted: 2009-02-06 08:33 am   Permalink

Very nice. Welcome here.

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-02-06 12:48 pm   Permalink

Welcome great start. you have found the right spot.

 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-02-06 1:02 pm   Permalink

Welcome aboard.

Your pieces seem to be very neat. Wengo and pink ivory are kind of rare in France ! But you carved it pretty nicely.

Benjamin.


 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-07 12:21 am   Permalink

thank you all for the welcome and compliments.

actually, this precious hard wood don't grows in France....I buy them in germany....where they do not grows...


 
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bagauda
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From: france
Posted: 2009-02-07 01:47 am   Permalink

salut ça fait plaisir de voir des creations françaises,
je ne post plus rien pour l'instant (bcp de travail)
a plus


 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-07 02:32 am   Permalink

le plaisir est partagé, tes créations valent vraiment le coup...
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The pleasure is shared, your creation is also very well...


 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-09 9:20 pm   Permalink

Hello, no time to loose, I must go to work...

First, the tools:
Japanese carving knives (in a customized cake box)



those using the more:



The rasps, rifflers and mini rifflers:



The DIY polishing machine:



Finally, the hei tiki polished ...


disappointed, the small chips around the left eye are very well polished

I hope the next better


thank's for looking


 
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big daddy
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Posted: 2009-02-09 9:45 pm   Permalink

very,very nice. dude, you are your own worst critic. it looks great and i love the diy polishing machine. keep up the great work.

bd.

ps damn those knives look dangerous.


 
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benella
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Posted: 2009-02-10 12:45 am   Permalink

Hey, Your knives look well sharped and your polishing machine is very ingenious.
The Hei Tiki's a super good carving.
I can't wait to see the next steps of the Hei Matau.


Benjamin.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-02-10 02:55 am   Permalink

Thanks for posting your tools, Excellent stuff, The buffer IS great, good thinking and the knives too. That one of your favorites is a slight hook, no wonder you use it most!
Your Hei-tiki is cool too, love that wood all polished out. If the eyes bother you too much, send it here and I'll fix it for you but then I'd have to KEEP it here for a LONG time .
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