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My inspiration for this post came from Timbo’s post about fruity dovetails.

I was visiting my son the other day and he showed me these carvings he did using avocado pits and a pocket knife. They look and feel more like baked clay than avocado pit. They are about the size of a quarter. The pits were carved when they were still moist.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 1482 days ago

Ethnic. Nice post.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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degoose

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#2 posted 1482 days ago

Cro magnum..?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#3 posted 1482 days ago

your talent lives on , mike .
looks like you somewhat too (LOL) !

new bandsaw ,
avocado pits ,

what ever will you do next ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#4 posted 1482 days ago

Hi David. I guess you can see how desperate I am for attention. Now I’m having to post other people’s work. As for what I will do next, according to my wife it will be accidentally cutting off a limb with my new BS (that’s an arm not a tree I’m talking about). I told her she could be my safety supervisor in the shop, and that if she gets bored just standing there watching me she could put away some tools and/or sweep the floor. (LOL)

Yes Martyn, Avocadians from Avocadia.

Not Cro magnums Larry, woodworkers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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OttoH

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#5 posted 1482 days ago

The one on the right (our right) looks like Moe from the Three Sttoges to me.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 1482 days ago

.........that’s really very green Mike…......pits and all put to use…......

My wife would like that, right up there with saving the daddy-long-legs that walk through the garage…........(-:
.......but she hates to eat green-mushy stuff…..............

........Viking maybe?...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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mtkate

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#7 posted 1482 days ago

The one on the right looks more Australopithecus afarensis. Interesting medium.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1482 days ago

Mike theses are the Pitt’s LOL
I think one has a striking resemblance of Grizz without his beard.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#9 posted 1481 days ago

I’m thinking about dovetailed chicken next. Culinary joints! Thank’s for the interesting comments. They are coming to take me away now…............

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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grizzman

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#10 posted 1481 days ago

as a1jim pointed out mike you didnt get a release from me to post my pictures…...the likeness is uncanny can you add my beard back please…i can feel the wind burning my face…....you have inspired me though…i think i will carve into a steak bone today…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#11 posted 1481 days ago

probably a better chance of us meeting in a nut house ,

than all the expenses of travel these days (LOL) !

i’m the guy at the end of the hall ,
talking to all the furniture ,
and drooling ,

it seems to make the attendants happy ,
gives them purpose !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 1481 days ago

I’m just wondering Mike if you have a thumb left. That’s some tiny work! Kinda looks like my Uncle Harry. Shows you how close to the tree I am.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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stefang

12565 posts in 1932 days


#13 posted 1481 days ago

Interesting confession Mike. My thumbs are ok, it was my son who carved these. Not serious work just fooling around. Unlike me is creative and talented. I remember when he was about 15 years old,. I had been trying to do a little wood carving. Had some books, patterns and a few new carving tools. It wasn’t really going very well as I didn’t really know much (read ‘anything’) about grain direction and how it dictates the direction of the cut. Meanwhile he came home with a nicely shaped board, maybe poplar one day from his shop class. He had a barometer in the upper part of it, and he had carved a three headed relief on it of his own design, maybe with a sharp spoon for all I know. it was beautifully done. I still have it and it looks just as good to me today as it did 18 years ago. in fact I should probably post it just for fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roz

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#14 posted 1469 days ago

Very different, I would never thought to carve an Avocado pit Cool.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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mafe

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#15 posted 1467 days ago

Wonderful idea, they are really sweet.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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