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I carved these before I got the kerosene heater and the shop was too cold to work in.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"





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Mick

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#1 posted 2234 days ago

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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GaryK

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#2 posted 2234 days ago

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

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Toolz

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#3 posted 2234 days ago

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

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 2233 days ago

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 2233 days ago

These are great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 2233 days ago

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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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2233 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2233 days ago

Excellent carvings, don’t let that heater stop you.

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

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woodup

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#9 posted 2233 days ago

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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darryl

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#10 posted 2233 days ago

Those are pretty neat. looks like they could be used as Christmas Tree ornaments.

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Toolz

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#11 posted 2233 days ago

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.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Robb

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#12 posted 2233 days ago

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 :).

-- Robb

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woodup

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#13 posted 2232 days ago

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.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#14 posted 2155 days ago

Really nice

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 2067 days ago

Very nice. They look like they would be alot of fun.

-- Dennis Zongker

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