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small wood carving from France. Summer update p. 44
laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-02-10 9:16 pm   Permalink

thank's big daddy, the ball bearing of the drill, they do not tell me thank you.That's the only problem with the diy polishing machine...Whith the knives I'll take care.

Thank's Benjamin, the hei matau continues his journey:



Thank's BenZ, you can keep the faith , but i prefer my mistakes keep me near to serve me a lesson!!!

In fact I almost correct the defects by polishing it again with a nylon brush.



Nice day for all!!!


 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-13 1:53 pm   Permalink

The hei matau in pink ivory as completed, the last steps on pictures:

Debut of sanding, long long time of sanding...



once erased all scratches, polishing ...



My daughter (4 year old) told me it's like a snail, it is true that he has a strange head



just find a nice cord and the attached

I have many questions on the polished wood, the use of different type of polishing paste, different type of buffer,the importance of speed.If someone have experience or advise, I take

THANK's for looking...


 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-02-14 02:04 am   Permalink

Wow boy, this hei matau is totally awesome.
For finishing pastes you have wax, clear coat poly (i think it is "vitrificateur" in french but not sure), oil and brilliant, mat or satinee varnishes. These are the only I know. I tried wax that is pretty good for the grain without a brilliant looking, oil that's a bit more shiny and finally satinee varnish that is too much brilliant for me.
You have the stains too but with this color of wood, it would be a crime !
What is the paste you used for polyshing ? It looks perfect on this piece.

Benjamin.


 
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big daddy
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Posted: 2009-02-14 09:09 am   Permalink

so very, very nice! and so small. i would wear it in a heartbeat.

bd


 
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Posted: 2009-02-15 2:38 pm   Permalink

Amazing how one small Koru can be So Awe Inspiring. That is one Beautiful piece. Much Respect for this!
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Posted: 2009-02-16 1:15 pm   Permalink

Very nice! Beautiful color and greatly done!

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-16 11:44 pm   Permalink

Thank's Clarita, I was on the color you like !!!

Thank's BenZ, compliments of a master is always an honor !

Thank's BD, before you wear it I must find a necklace !!

Thank's for advise Benjamin...I think the varnishes are not indicate for small pieces, you're right when you say "that is too much brilliant".The varnishes as preferable for big pieces or pieces who go outside..The oil (linseed oil per example) doing good results, but fade with time, same thing for the wax...I don't talk about stain, I prefer the naturally color of wood especially in this case.
To polish my pieces I borrow polishing paste a engineering workshop. They have a big polishing machine with a 300 mm buffer cotton fabric. they polish piece stainless steel, bronze or brass.That's why I think I do not use the paste to polish the most appropriate, but 's true what result is correct.I continue to look for other solutions.
To be continued...

I don't have full time to carve ,but I draw:



Thank's for looking, have a nice day

Jérôme.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-02-17 10:59 am   Permalink

Nice drawings, can't wait to see the waste wood removed!

 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2009-02-17 11:41 am   Permalink

BEAUTIFUL pieces! That pink is just right, very nice job. The sanding is a bear, but the results are worth it.
The new wood pieces you drew up are gonna be real nice too. They're just waiting to pop out of that wood!
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mieko
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Posted: 2009-02-18 12:50 pm   Permalink

Wow, thanks so much for sharing! The wenge has a great grain, and your use of it is excellent. Thanks for the pictures of the japanese knifes, I'm always interested in finding out what other tools are out there.

Merci!


 
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big daddy
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Posted: 2009-02-18 2:34 pm   Permalink

cooool! so does that mean i get it? one can only hope.

bd


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-02-19 02:55 am   Permalink

For buffing the wood I use beeswax and a soft cloth wheel. There are several thicknesses of buffing wheels ans a few different materials from hard felt to soft felt, cotton to lambs wool. I prefer to sand the piece down to 400 or 600 grit the hit it with the bees wax.
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-02-21 2:39 pm   Permalink

Thank's BenZ and Surfintiki, "the waste wood" begins up to "pop out".(And my written english made progress...)



Thank's Mieko, the sharing is pleasure.


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On 2009-02-18 14:34, big daddy wrote:
"cooool! so does that mean i get it? one can only hope."
Sorry to break hope : my wife want to wear it on his heart and what women want... I begin carve an other, if you are interested...


Great thanx for advise, Benz, you talk just right. After some web search and discussion around me, I'll try with a buffing wheel cloth cotton layer, when I have time to repackage an old grinder machine whose axis is distorted. All this does not prevent me from sanding: first: 80,second: 120, third :240, fourth: 400, and sometimes 800 or steel wool 000...Just to write I'm tired!!

Have a good night!!!

Jérôme.


 
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big daddy
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Posted: 2009-02-21 10:19 pm   Permalink

laojia,
i understand. what the wife wants, the wife usually gets. it is a beautiful piece. merci jerome for the photos. can't wait to see the finished pieces.

bd


 
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benella
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Posted: 2009-02-22 01:29 am   Permalink

Hi Jérôme,

Sorry for the pastes, my eyes read paste whereas my brain understood something else
The finish you get with the polishing system is incredible, I was wondering about the smooth grain you had because using sand paper with hands is really boring. So if I understand correctly, you use sand paper until the 600 or 800 grit before polishing with the paste ?

Nice beginning on the Hei Tiki.

Benjamin.


 
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