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Gun Stock Carving # 3 #2: The finish

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 964 days ago 1790 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today started pretty much like most days do…. a couple of cups of coffee then its off to see what I can get into.
As I was drinking the first cup, the eyes started opening up and I began to think about the Gator stock. By the second cup I was wide awake and off I went.
The air compressor is fully charged and the Shofu rotary tool is serviced and ready as well. I began by stripping the rest of the finish off of the emblem so I could detail it.
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After all the finish was removed I then detailed the teeth jaw line and top of the head.
Normally I am not a fan of colored/stained wood insome cases as in Trifern’s turnings…well he is an exception to the rule, the guy is fantastic at coloring wood. Anyway the emblem is normally orange,blue and green. I stained it and didnt like the look at all. so I decided to try my hand at coloring the wood….ugh!!
I decided to use a coloring method that is slightly unconventional but I think it turned out ok?
Anyway I put a couple of coats of finish on it and tomorrow after it completely dries I will recut the lettering and darken them then recoat the whole emblem with finish.
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Go Gators…. lol
Thank you for viewing.
God bless
Jim

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.



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MShort

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#1 posted 964 days ago

Very nice Jim.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 957 days ago

what is a shofu? is it a high rpm 30,000 or 300,000 tool, and run by your compressor?

nice gator work. and i do like the coloring.

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#3 posted 922 days ago

too fun

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#4 posted 922 days ago

Jimthecarver , very nice work,

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#5 posted 922 days ago

Jimthecarver, how do i find out more about you knives..

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#6 posted 922 days ago

all those projects, wow

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#7 posted 922 days ago

so how long have you been carving

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#8 posted 922 days ago

Been carving about 5 years now.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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