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Mahogany - Reveals and Wrinkles

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-14-2011 06:12 PM 1215 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the last piece of wood from my mahogany skid. With this boot I put in a lot of wrinkles and reveals (edge depths for contrast). The dark stains came from the nails that held the pallet together – adds character!

Now I would like to welcome you to my sanctuary – my work station in my carving room. The work station was made from an old computer desk that my neighbour had thrown out. I got it before the garbage truck did. The station is like a booth fitted with a vertical basket fan and filter and a horizontal motor cooling fan, fitted with a plastic grate to put my work on. I use a lazy Susan to hold my work. This allows me to spin the work in progress which gives me a total view of my wood sculpture while I sip on my refreshment. The filter removes most of the fine dust while the horizontal takes care of the heavier particles. I do supplement the system with a face mask filter.
My power tools l. to r. pictures 4, 5, 6, Ram micromotors (45 000 rpm), for fine work and details, Foredom flexshaft (18 000 rpm), for heavy work with handpieces, sanding drum and carving burr (Saburr Tooth), and two smaller motors (Dremel type), fitted with flexshafts I bought at a beautician’s supply store (used for manicures and pedicures!) I figure that if these could trim some woman’s toe nails, they could carve wood!!!. These handpieces are either 1/8 and 3/32 collet systems. I like these for their light weight and ease of changing bits. Not for heavy use but they do help in doing the fine detailing.

Welcome to my world!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 08:44 PM

I have a brother who going to retire, please forward a size 10.5…lol , nice work Blkcherry

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 08:59 PM

Blackcherry, Are they giving your brother ‘Da boot’???? Thanks for your comment. RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 06-14-2011 09:01 PM

Looks like my siter she’a an old boot as well LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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peteg

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 11:22 PM

With all that artillery lined up that poor piece of timber never stood a chance :}}}}}
NIce job man

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#5 posted 06-14-2011 11:25 PM

Hi Pete, The detailed one’s need the extra guns, especially for the details. The diamond and ruby bits help in making the character. Nice hearing from you. RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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LittlePaw

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 02:55 AM

It’s really funny, Roman that I’ve walked past nail salons many times and have seen then using what looked like a smaller version of Dremel tool. I was going to check into it for my use. Now I know. Thanks. I’ll have to get at least one, and if they’re relatively inexpensive, several for quick change of bits.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 03:16 AM

Hello Littlepaw, Thanks for the comments. My beauticians flexshaft, ie without the motor was around $50.00. The brand name I got is WeCheer. These do fit on an old style Dremel motor which is sold at Lowe’s. Google it and you can find dealers near you. Whatever you do, get yourself a variable speed foot pedal control (approx. $30.00).
These units are meant for light work but for small detailing they work like a charm. Good luck with your purchases. RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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peteg

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#8 posted 06-15-2011 05:16 AM

Roman, they also make (I bought one for my dremels) a power carving tool set combo with a flexishaft, it has about 5 chisels in the set, you just have to make sure you get the correct model as they also make a set for the fordom type machines which are not interchangeable.I am very pleased with mine.
Thought I would pass on for anybody looking to do some detailed carving of a smaller nature.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#9 posted 06-15-2011 05:03 PM

Thanks for the tip, Pete.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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Richard

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 12:25 PM

I am soooo out of my league with creations like this in front of me…
Need to get off of the keyboard and get my behind busy.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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