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Finns 1st shot at carving
seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-10-28 10:18 pm   Permalink

Nice nice! I like the eyes. Keep those fingers.

 
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Tiki-Finn
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Joined: Jan 15, 2009
Posts: 10
From: Finland
Posted: 2009-10-29 01:37 am   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words guys!

The log surely has a lot of "character" I even dug out a .22 caliber bullet out of it Would have been sorta cool if it had been placed in one of the teeth as a filling I think the log was saved from rotting just in the nick of time. The outmost layers were already supersoft...
I was surprised by the amount of cracks that appeared, since i was quite sure the log was all dry when i started working on it. I dont find them that disturbing tho.

As for tools, ive been using a chainsaw to carve the first lines, and the mouth. After that ive done most of the work with a 24mm flat chisel, a round Pfeil chisel and a V-shaped Pfeil. Some rough sanding was done with my angle grinder, and now its mostly sandpaper til its ready for staining.

Im kicking my own lazy ass a bit for not sketching stuff up enough in the process. Its been mostly freehand carving, and im really not happy with the symmetry. IŽll be sure to work harder on that in my next project.


 
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Tiki-Finn
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Joined: Jan 15, 2009
Posts: 10
From: Finland
Posted: 2009-11-15 11:36 am   Permalink

Here he is all finished:



And an older one, in teh cokebottle category :



And something different :



 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 938
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-11-15 9:16 pm   Permalink

Nice shots of your first! The coke bottle is nice too, good work for the santa...

J.


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 881
Posted: 2009-11-19 5:24 pm   Permalink

Wow Finn, that turned out really nice. I like the finish.

 
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