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my first carving
brokeassbuilder
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Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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From: delta b.c
Posted: 2009-09-07 11:51 pm   Permalink

well i found these blocks of fir cut to about 3- 4 feet tall and thought they would be great pieces of wood to try carving with, my depth i found is poor and the chainsaw doesnt like corners to much plus the face was a little large for the head piece i hope with some staining and burning in the right areas he will come more to life

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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-09-08 7:40 pm   Permalink

Welcome! Fine first carve. Yes a burn will bring out your lines well.

 
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brokeassbuilder
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Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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From: delta b.c
Posted: 2009-09-08 9:42 pm   Permalink

whew i was about to go crawl back under my rock ...... thx yer a kind soul this is my second crewd working my skills are minimal and theres lots of more studying to be done i just dont want to come on here with work looking like somebody elsses

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-09-09 04:42 am   Permalink

With fir you won't really need to use stain, burning will bring out ALL the grain. The headdress looks really thin, a hard thing to do on fir since it can be very "chippy". You have been bitten by the tiki bug, so I'm sure you'll be posting more in the future. Thanks for sharing.
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1291
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-09-09 07:50 am   Permalink

You could also try extending the lines of the face around to the sides a little. Finish him up and let's see what he looks like!


 
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