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Carvings by Atomic Mess
PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
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From: central MA
Posted: 2012-12-02 09:27 am   Permalink

Diggin that new Marq carving. All this rad new stuff is really making me itch to try some carving myself. Of course, I've been saying that since I first joined, too...
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Atomic Mess
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Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-12-10 12:56 pm   Permalink

good to see you've since started your first carve PT!

Here's the finished Marq-









Thanks for looking!


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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-12-11 03:38 am   Permalink

Very nice piece sir.

Grog should be happy when he sees this one.

Very rustic style. I like it!

Mahalo

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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
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Posted: 2012-12-11 10:38 am   Permalink

your getting way too good at this. Keep it rollin'.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-12-11 12:09 pm   Permalink

I like it...

in a sea of guys who are kinda just copying each other, I have a lot of respect for people who's style is distinctive...


 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-12-12 03:43 am   Permalink

The more I look at that thing.
The more I like it.
Good job!


 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-12-23 02:58 am   Permalink

Thanks for all your feedback since I joined this year guys, it really does make me work harder, as well as seeing all the amazing work you post up here. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is going to make next year...

Merry Xmas to everyone who stops by here and especially 'the regulars' who comment on this thread (you know who you are). I'll be toasting you with a Singapore Sling later!



Mahalo!



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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-12-23 08:10 am   Permalink

Atomic- that's a great one

 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2013-02-06 12:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hang 10.

Hey all, here's an update.
I started making another comb after new year as someone wanted to buy one. I thought would try basswood as I read on here it's easy to carve and it's also easy to get in thin sheets...

Big mistake! I didn't like carving it at all, really hard to get detail and pretty fuzzy/splintery.

I was not happy with the result but I still had another piece so decided to have another go. I got a better result second time round by making sure my knife was really sharp and changing the way I carved it...




The original (mahogany) is on the left, then the first basswood in the middle and the second on the right. The designs on the middle one are pretty undefined. You can see here-



the second basswood version (the right) came out much better. I'm going to try and rescue the other one but next time it's back to hardwoods for me!



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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6910
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-06 1:24 pm   Permalink

Nice stuff. GROG like.

Yep, that little Marq needed a big wang to help keep him from being too top heavy.

Well-played.
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Atomic Mess
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Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2013-02-10 04:23 am   Permalink

thanks Grog for good words ;]

Here's another update, I found this table leg in the street a while ago...



I think it's beech, I dunno, whatever it is it's HARD...



It carves nicely but has ocassional chippy/weird grain areas...



he was taking forever and I was beginning to think this one was not going to work...



then he started coming together...more pics to come.

thanks for stopping by





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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2013-02-10 04:40 am   Permalink

I really like your lil guys.
I always doubt my carves during the process too.
Aloha Station & I found that Salvation Army
has stacks of bed posts & legs they're almost
giving away. All shapes & sizes. Big ones too.


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-10 11:06 am   Permalink

from table leg to tiki

cool


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-02-10 8:20 pm   Permalink

I like that you are using what is available to make a work of art AM, Nice!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-11 06:53 am   Permalink

Is that a flute he's playing or...???

 
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