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Location: North Carolina

I live and work from my home/studio in North Carolina. I carve mostly Woodspirits or Woodwose from found wood, as I don't like taking live trees for carving material. Woodspirits can be either a humanlike image I perceive living within the wood, or an abstract rendition of an animal, etc. I also carve Walkingsticks, mainly Cardigan style handles with various inlay materials such as minerals, bone, etc.

-- Craig, North Carolina

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#1 posted 2091 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 2091 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2091 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 2091 days ago

Hello Craig,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2091 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2090 days ago

Hello and welcome to LJ.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#7 posted 2090 days ago

Thanks to all for the big welcome. Looking forward to digging in and getting to know everyone.

-- Craig, North Carolina

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#8 posted 2090 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2090 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 1729 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 1729 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 1670 days ago

Hi Craig
You are definitly right about taking longer to sand than to carve.
Once I have my pieces blocked out I use a dremel with a 60 grit sanding cylinder to get down to where I want the carving to be. Then I use a small flat disc with a velco backing on a dremel tool I don’t remember the exact name of it. It is about a 100 grit. After using this for what seems like forever I start hand sanding. I usually start at about 150 and work down to about 220. I don’t know about everyone else but after i do this I wet the whole piece. My grand father taught me this. For some reason especially with Mahogany all of the pours of the wood open up. If there are still rough patches I repeat until it is all smooth.
Craig I hope this helps.
Let me know

-- R

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#13 posted 1365 days ago

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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