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#1 posted 03-04-2008 07:17 PM
These are amazing! How in the world did you carve them – freehand or powertools? How large are they?
-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter
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#2 posted 03-04-2008 07:31 PM
Those are pretty cool. You can see that each one is a little different.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
#3 posted 03-04-2008 07:36 PM
Thanks. They are about 2 1/2” tall. I band sawed the blanks a couple years ago. I recently found them again and power carved them with a Mastercarver and a Dremel. Details were added with my wife’s woodburner
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#4 posted 03-04-2008 07:54 PM
I love these. Good job.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#5 posted 03-04-2008 10:37 PM
These are great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#6 posted 03-04-2008 11:14 PM
Really nice – I envy you carving guys (and gals).
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#7 posted 03-04-2008 11:27 PM
These are pretty nice carvings. There are just subtle differences between each one of these. Very cool.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#8 posted 03-05-2008 12:42 AM
Excellent carvings, don’t let that heater stop you.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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#9 posted 03-05-2008 06:39 AM
I’ve been eyeing the mastercarver and wondered how your experience has been with it? Do you use the reversible feature?
-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"
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#10 posted 03-05-2008 02:18 PM
Those are pretty neat. looks like they could be used as Christmas Tree ornaments.
#11 posted 03-05-2008 04:30 PM
I’ve had the Mastercarver about 12 years and have no complaints about it. If you are going to use it to rough out your carvings or will be using really large bits I would suggest buying the heavy duty flex-shaft and a couple of the regulars as well. Nothing is more frustrating than having a flex-shaft break and then having no spares. Yes there are times when the reverse feature is a definite plus especially when carving in small places where there is a grain change in the wood. When I lived in FL the woodcarving club had a project to sell woodcarvings at one of the Malls to benefit a local children’s charity. We each carved one 12 tree ornaments a year and displayed them on a couple of artificial trees in the mall.
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#12 posted 03-05-2008 07:16 PM
Cool seahorses! It must be neat to be able to carve like that. So far, I don’t have the patience. Or tools. Or time :).
#13 posted 03-06-2008 05:12 AM
Thanks for the heads up….. I’m still saving my pennies. Didn’t know to expect to go through the flex shaft so fast but good to know.
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#14 posted 05-22-2008 06:32 PM
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#15 posted 08-17-2008 08:31 PM
Very nice. They look like they would be alot of fun.
-- Dennis Zongker
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