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Project by savannah505 posted 08-20-2008 02:33 AM 1266 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, here’s a wild one. Crawling along the bottom of the ocean looking for food, (or a female), I wanted this to resemble a star fish, something nautical like carved dolphins, seahorses, flowing sea grass sculptures would look great on this. I didn’t have any of these to set it off so I used a crystal sea horse. I think you can imagine a wood sculpture on this as I can. This is made from blue pearl granite. I’ll be doing some more soon, if you have a need for something like this, let me know.

-- Dan Wiggins





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 08-20-2008 03:00 AM

welcome to lumberjocks. looking forward to seeing more of your work,

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 08-20-2008 04:58 AM

I really like this one Dan. I love the fluidity you have created. That is one of my favorite granites as well. Great post and thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 08-20-2008 12:42 PM

A very unique looking creation.

I guess you need special equipment to work with Granite?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 08-20-2008 02:45 PM

Yes, you need diamond tools, and it can get expensive, of course initial startup costs are high, but after that, it is not too bad. Wet polisher (air prefferably), variable speed grinder, diamond polishing pads, grinding stones, and lots of knowledge about the different characteristics of all kinds of stone. The stone trade has a trade course and is 5 year apprentice program. I think it just scratches the surface. I did not take it, and am glad I went the way I did, to learn it. I learned from a very talented man who really knew his stuff in stone. Too many companies do not do stone work correctly, and it seems to be going downhill. Sad to see.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 08-20-2008 02:46 PM

It must be kind of scary trying to produce those “tentacles” without breaking them off. What types of tools do you work the granite with?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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savannah505

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#6 posted 08-20-2008 02:52 PM

Much care must be used to keep these from breaking, vibration and heat are the big enemies of stone. The selection of type of stone is very important. Many types of stone, I would not attempt this with.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 08-20-2008 03:14 PM

I really like reading about the “thoughts” behind the creation and how it came to be.
Fascinating work

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 08-20-2008 03:48 PM

It looks like a much more tedious job than carving on wood, but the final outcome looks very rewarding.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 08-20-2008 10:56 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#10 posted 11-01-2008 04:02 AM

Very interesting design…..that Granite is my favorite and I’d love to see more pix of this project with better lighting . If you have any personal favorites , Dan , you can send them to my email address below . Thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 12-27-2008 05:41 AM

dont look too good !!!!!!!

-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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