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Main Discussion Area => Primitive Skills => Topic started by: ohma2 on January 12, 2018, 11:09:26 am

Title: wood carving
Post by: ohma2 on January 12, 2018, 11:09:26 am
his will go to a friend when done. will post pic when painted and mounted.
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Post by: Pat B on January 12, 2018, 11:29:23 am
Very nice. Are the scales just gouge marks?
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Post by: ohma2 on January 12, 2018, 11:40:28 am
Yes pat they are put in one at a time with gouge ,they will lay down more realistically when the paint wash is applied.
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Post by: Pat B on January 12, 2018, 01:08:07 pm
Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.   :OK
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Post by: selfbow joe on January 12, 2018, 04:52:11 pm
That looks awesome
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Post by: bjrogg on January 12, 2018, 04:58:14 pm
Very nice ohma2. What type of paint will you use? Will you sir brush it?
Bjrogg
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Post by: jeffhalfrack on January 12, 2018, 05:14:07 pm
Wow I love it (shouted) jeffw
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Post by: ---GUTSHOT---> on January 12, 2018, 08:28:01 pm
That's sweet. I watched a man in the Bahamas gauge out a huge coy fish like that...
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Post by: Hawkdancer on January 12, 2018, 08:59:30 pm
Real good carving!  Beats anything I could do!  Waiting for the painted pic.
Hawkdancer
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Post by: chamookman on January 12, 2018, 11:00:53 pm
WOW - Too cool  :OK. Bob
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Post by: BowEd on January 13, 2018, 05:01:19 am
That!!! is very cool!!!A bluegill I presume?
I'm sure BJ would love to paint that one with his air brush gun.
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Post by: ohma2 on January 13, 2018, 08:29:11 am
Bjrogg l use acrilic paint with washes done with a brush.thanks for the kind words guys.
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Post by: BrianS on January 13, 2018, 08:42:18 am
Nice work
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Post by: YosemiteBen on January 13, 2018, 09:27:48 am
very nice work. Some day I hope to have time and space to do that kind of work.
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Post by: ohma2 on January 13, 2018, 09:50:02 am
heres a couple of pics to show paint work.just ran a 3 inch screw through my pointing finger so the bluegill wont be done for awhile.wasnt bad going through but reversing the drill and backing it out was tough.
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Post by: Pat B on January 13, 2018, 10:47:32 am
Nice carving and paint jobs.  I've never put a screw through my finger but I did get my beard caught in a high-speed drill years ago...twice!  :o
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Post by: ohma2 on January 13, 2018, 11:20:58 am
Pat you have got a big beard too,bet that was fun getting loose.piece of walnut was half rotten and the bit went through quick with my finger on the back side of exit hole.
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Post by: bjrogg on January 13, 2018, 02:00:09 pm
Ouch. Really looks great ohma2. Love the paint job to. I've been thinking about woodcarving for a couple years now. My dad gets a magazine I like to look at. I really need at least  three more hobbies.lol.
Bjrogg
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Post by: ohma2 on January 13, 2018, 04:02:41 pm
Bjrogg hey go for it ,its relaxing to me and i dont have to buy presents.everybody gets a dust collector ;)
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Post by: mullet on January 13, 2018, 06:14:46 pm
Wow! I see progressing from spoons, walking sticks o more cool stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Zuma on January 13, 2018, 06:43:47 pm
Very cool carvings 8) 8)
Zuma )W(
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Post by: selfbow joe on January 13, 2018, 06:46:10 pm
Nice carving love the man with the selfbow
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Post by: ohma2 on January 14, 2018, 08:47:08 am
Thanks guys.eddie you seem to stay so busy dont know how you do all you do.
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Post by: Hawkdancer on January 14, 2018, 09:38:12 am
BJ,
What magazine is it that your dad gets?  Been looking for one dedicated to carving.  Thanks!
Hawkdancer
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Post by: stuckinthemud on January 14, 2018, 11:37:29 am
Chip Chats?  Chip Chats is the magazine of the The National Wood Carvers Association (of America).  Woodcarving Illustrated is really good; they used to send out a free taster copy once upon a time but not overseas anymore
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Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2018, 03:46:59 pm
Beautiful stuff, very nice work. :)
 Pappy
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Post by: bjrogg on January 14, 2018, 04:22:47 pm
Hawkdancer I'm not sure. I'll try to remember to find out. I think it might be woodcarving illustrated. I don't even know if he subscribed to it but he's had a couple.
Bjrogg
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Post by: Stoner on January 15, 2018, 01:24:32 am
You got skilz there brother. I started with decoys before I got into stone. John
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Post by: BrianS on January 15, 2018, 03:38:40 am
Nice!
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Post by: Hawkdancer on January 15, 2018, 09:12:33 am
First safety rule of meat cutters and woodcarvers is "Remember the safety glove". Rule  2 Is"It goes on the hand holding the work"! >:D. Trust me, I know!  Other good rule is  "keep fingers away from exit hole when drilling"!  Haven't drilled myself lately, but I laid open my finger making an end cap for a powder horn 3-4 years ago!  Heal well!  Good looking paint job so far!
Hawkdancer
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Post by: Hawkdancer on January 15, 2018, 09:14:11 am
Stuck,
Thanks for the info, I'll check them out.
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Post by: stuckinthemud on January 19, 2018, 09:34:06 am
Safety glove? Really?  The possibility of drawing blood teaches good technique: gloves lead to a tighter grip, a cavalier attitude toward the blade, blunter tools and a refusal to learn to use a tool equally well with either hand. I never allowed gloves in any of the carving classes I taught, never had  a serious cut, except when one student reached over his knife to grab a coffee, even he only needed  sticking plaster.
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Post by: Hawkdancer on January 19, 2018, 09:23:37 pm
Yeah, I know!  OSHA rules and union rules or some such!  Got to remember to keep the coffee on the working hand side >:D.  Being left handed, I am fairly able to work with either hand, but nowhere near equally when it comes to fine carving.  Most of the classes around here require the glove, though.
Hawkdancer
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Post by: stuckinthemud on January 20, 2018, 12:28:01 am
I'm also naturally lefty, taught to be a righty, so I'm mixed handed, but, if the students need to switch hands, they'll have to take the glove off, put on a different glove and then carve?  Doesn't encourage good technique...  I got lazy last summer and stopped switching hands, now I got tendonitis so I gotta carve with the 'wrong' hand, my own stupid fault, but an important lesson in there somewhere 
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Post by: ohma2 on January 20, 2018, 07:04:19 am
Stickinthemud post us up a carving to view ,like looking at other peoples work
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Post by: Hawkdancer on January 20, 2018, 09:39:44 am
I'll have to try that "2 handed switch technique". Got a right handed crook knife to work with so may get a spoon or bowl going to learn on.!  Not sure about switching with the straight blades at my age! We need a carver board so we aren't stealing Ohma's post! >:D
Hawkdancer