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NEW Benzart Black Jade Marq 3-6-14
seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-07-22 7:47 pm   Permalink

Gorgeous! such tiny tiny detail!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-22 9:48 pm   Permalink

Yes Finky, that is one you saw. Thanks again!

Thanks The Big T, It seems the more he hung around the more happened to him.

PAPPY, Long time great to see you here again, Thanks for the props.

T-Mango, Thanks, I finally figured out the 4 Plait braid after much trial and error and a video from Paipo.

DrasticWagon, Believe me there are others better, remind me and i will show you who they are. Thanks, I appreciate your kind words

Lake, Thank you too for the kindness, I'm still learning with a Long way to go!

Thanks Seeks, love the props and very Happy he is finally done.

Here are some of the pieces in the works and they will be Westward bound soon.





















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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-22 10:21 pm   Permalink

benz
what kind of wood are you hold? and damn how do you get such small cuts so precise?

bd


 
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TikiMango
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-07-23 04:18 am   Permalink

Isn't that piece of wood TOO big for you to use? I figured you woulda cut it into quarters at least.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-23 05:35 am   Permalink

Thanks big daddy, The (large?)piece of I'm holding is California Redwood, it is fairly soft getting hard where the lines of the rings are showing. Difficult to carve. I used a band saw to get the shape and for carving I use a Hook knife an various rotary tools. My motto is any tool that will remove the wood the quickest and with the least effort on my part. I Really wish they would create a Dremel sized Actual chain saw as that would answer Many prayers.

Thanks T-Mango, Ahh but I DID cut it into quarters first! This Does seem a bit Large,hey? I just figured I needed some facial real estate if I was going to put the Moko on the Lono, with a lime in the Coconut, Make'um feel Better?
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Queen Kamehameha
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-07-23 11:17 am   Permalink

Each piece gets more detailed and so small, wow benz!


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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-07-24 06:07 am   Permalink

WOW!!! BenZ !!! You find your cruise! I am glad that your hand is better. You work faster than I can read english...

The koa curved lono is amazing! What's the hell for this fine curved edge and detail for tongue and mouth... I don't talk about this fabulous toogle in a gator teeth. I'm Jealous!!!

Lake wrote "museum quality". He's right!

Also happy to see your next project!!! Ok ! I'll must go to my Workshop! All this makes me want to make chips...

Jérôme.


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-07-24 6:24 pm   Permalink

Ooooh, Benz! You hit the nail on the head...where do we find investment capital to fund the mini palm-size chainsaw!!??

 
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
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From: New York
Posted: 2009-07-25 01:46 am   Permalink

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Ooooh, Benz! You hit the nail on the head...where do we find investment capital to fund the mini palm-size chainsaw!!??



I was lucky enough to see one of Ben's tiny little masterpieces that his wife was wearing at the Hukilau this year. They're even smaller in person.. Very very tiny with much, much detail!

Benz would have to hire a flea to handle that tiny little chainsaw. His pieces are getting smaller and smaller. It had better be a very tiny, tiny little chainsaw.


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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-07-25 11:27 am   Permalink

The chief is back, and he is on fire! I'm SO glad
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-26 10:47 am   Permalink

Amy thanks for the kind words, Happy to see you 'round here more often too!

Jerome, Thank you too for all the compliments and about lusting after the Gator tooth, it was only a few minutes work. BTW, I didn't see a return address on that beautiful post card you sent???

Surfin, you are Correct, and What a Question. I don't wish to fund the creation I just want to use one one day. Thanks

T-Pak, Thanks for the stuff. I wouldn't need too small a chain saw, one with about a 2 inch long by 1/4 inch wide bar and fitting chain it's not too much to ask? C'mon you inventors out there?
Hmmm trained fleas. not sure about that, there is housing and food to consider and do they work for minimum wages?

Clarita, Thanks, BUT Don't mention fire, I might burn myself the luck I've been having!

Been working on a few of those pieces and will have photos Soon I promise!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-28 10:31 am   Permalink

Here are a couple I have been Arguing with and don't quite seem to be done yet.





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timidtiki
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Posted: 2009-07-28 12:45 pm   Permalink

Hi Ben - Nice, but where-um those black spot come from and what are they? I haven't see any in the pieces I've carved!

I've noticed what seems to be an interesting technique that the chinese have been using to get rid of unwanted inclusions in otherwise very nice jade. They use a very small drill to "drill-out" the inclusion or vaporize it with a laser!

A Dremel size chain saw? I think I've seen one but I'll have to look about a bit to find the source again. If I can find it, I'll post it here.


 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-07-28 1:45 pm   Permalink

WOW! faux jade: actually you Win!!!
Very nice inlay work on the bone mask, even look a curious light...

Just one question,
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[i]On 2009-07-22 21:48, Benzart wrote:

I finally figured out the 4 Plait braid after much trial and error and a video from Paipo.



Where is this video? Please!

J.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-29 08:09 am   Permalink

Thanks TimidT, not sure about the black spots, thet were just There and I have no idea what they are except for possibly ink that remained un mixed into the formula as suggested by another poster somewhere in recent history. I suppose they could be drilled out and filled with something perhaps a different color more pleasing for an occlusion. Yes, if you can find it a Dremel sized chainsaw would be Great, WOW, think of the Fingers That could re-shape?

Laojia, Thanks too. First
HERE is the link to the braid video. You will also find other interesting braids and weaves that look very doable. Hope it helps.
Yes I think I am winning this battle with the synth Jade though in the end it will still be synthetic, but I found the formula for the finishing I think
The bone piece is finished but for clean up and I thought the jade was done , But there are still a few areas I need to complete.
HERE are yesterdays work photos.











































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