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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2017-06-24 2:39 pm   Permalink

My shoulders are still tight from using the draw knife. I oughta do this more often.

Concept art. Hope it's not too ambitious!


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2017-06-27 10:33 am   Permalink

Ambition is good for a carver. Go for it!

 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-01-03 04:59 am   Permalink

The big guy is in progress, but on hold for the time being. In the mean time, I realized it was far too long since I'd carved anything, so last night I grabbed a chunk of square pine stock and banged out a mini Witco totem. Destined for my desk at work. It'll be interesting to see if anyone recognizes the style.



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-01-03 06:07 am   Permalink

Well the top face looks like a bosko...

 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-01-03 11:31 am   Permalink

Yeah, the design of the top head strikes me as out of place with the others especially at this scale, but I'll defer to the original in this case.

Had one coworker say it reminds her of the old Kona Kai in Philly, so that's something.


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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-02-24 2:00 pm   Permalink

Back in the saddle again, and working on the log. Learned a lot from this, especially that oak doesn't so much like to cut as it does tear. Also that sharp tools make everything about 500% easier.







(Also, not to lay out your design in red sharpie, because that crap has to come off somehow, eventually.)


 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2018-02-25 2:29 pm   Permalink

Your newer work is looking great, keep using the red marker, you can see it and is quickly erased with an angle grinder.


 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-02-25 3:07 pm   Permalink

Thanks, cy, that means a lot.

Before and after torching and brushing. Thinking of giving it a nice, dark stain and seal. Then it should be ready for the garden.







 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2018-02-26 09:15 am   Permalink

Good job.
That's the way we do them around here.
Use 24/36 grit resin fiber disk on that angle grinder.
Also, [if you have to get one.]
I got a 7 inch harbor freight one &
use a 4 1/2 pad.
Gives you more power &
you won't kill it like you do the
smaller grinder.
One more thing.
If you use a router control &
slow it down to about 3
you wont burn up the sand paper.


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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2018-02-26 09:19 am   Permalink

Nice work, looking forward to seeing the final project.

 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-03-01 10:15 am   Permalink

And stained. It turned out a couple shades darker than what I was expecting, but I'm still happy with it. Did get some stain wicking its way up into the teeth. Live and learn.



 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-03-06 9:12 pm   Permalink

Three coats of poly later, it's in place in the garden:


Gratuitous nighttime shot:


(lighting by a convenient and relatively inexpensive solar-charged spotlight)

Now to move on to the next one!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-03-07 10:17 am   Permalink

KOol

 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-05-15 10:03 am   Permalink

New log in progress. Spalted Birch - excited to see what kind of patterns this winds up with.



 
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cy
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Posted: 2018-05-15 3:13 pm   Permalink

You fit the design with the shape of the wood nicely BB

 
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