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Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 164
From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2004-07-11 9:41 pm   Permalink

A couple of cool things have happened this week. First, I found my Marples chisel set!!! Rock on!! Second, I scored a bunch of carving aids from my mother in law. My father in law had been an avid duck carver when he was alive; having been a urologist, he could afford to indulge himself with a literal war chest of the best tools available. I just happened to arrive on the scene with an interest in carving three years late, as the primo stuff had already been given to the neighbor's son who had taken up carving. I did manage to score on a couple spoke shaves, a small detail carving set, some honing stones, rasps, and some old Stanley dime-a-dozen chisels. At any rate, I am beyond excuses now, and must commence creating tikiness...or suffer the indignity of having nothing to post.

Finally, a neighbor is having a tree removed, and there is a good fifteen foot trunk standing in her yard waiting to become tikified. It has a dogleg about 8 to 9 feet up, so I may just have it cut into two sections. From what I've read, I'll have to seal the ends of the log(s), then let them sit for about six months to dry out. Is there an ideal moisture content I should be aiming for? 8-12% is about normal for many hardwoods, I think. In the meantime, I have a couple small pieces to practice on.

That's it for now...back to the carving post I go!!!


 
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Posted: 2004-07-11 9:53 pm   Permalink

I once knew a good urologist joke. I've since left it somewhere...

(The World mourns.)


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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-11 10:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-11 21:41, Bamboo Dude wrote:
My father in law had been an avid duck carver



wow, i bet thats a harder medium to work with, than wood.

i quack myself up..
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-07-12 02:29 am   Permalink

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On 2004-07-11 21:53, Tiki_Bong wrote:
I once knew a good urologist joke. I've since left it somewhere...
(The World mourns.)



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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-12 06:31 am   Permalink

Yeay BambooDude Scored toolz. TC is impatiently waiting to see what you do with htem. Come on lets see the chips fly,Crank it up Bring on the Tikis...
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Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
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From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2004-07-12 10:25 am   Permalink

TB...I have this suspicion I've heard that joke before!

DB...You're quacking up; see a good psychologist, not some QUACK!!

UB...A classic, man!!!

BenzArt...Thanks for the encouragement. Of course I'm putting myself out there on purpose; there can be no backing down; time to 'put up, or shut up' as it were.
(Gee, I hope I'm good)

Aloha to all

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