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    It sort of depends on the size to some extent....

    It sort of depends on the size to some extent. Naturally the larger the piece the more detail will define the different plants. On a small carving youíll be limited.
    If the piece will be painted...
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    Oh, sorry Tony! They each take a day or so to...

    Oh, sorry Tony! They each take a day or so to carve. Most time is spent cleaning the marks left from the band saw.
    There are 4 of these and the next set coming is a group of 6 in arch tops. Those...
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    Those final details I wait until all are carved...

    Those final details I wait until all are carved , sanded and smoothed . The reason being I can easily adjust each carving,and the after being “ synchronized “ I can add that final detail which...
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    The other ones I did also my own design.

    The other ones I did also my own design.
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    Acanthus style door inserts.

    Iíve done a lot of these but figured Iíd post these as well. The difference though between these and the others is they were arched top and these as you can see are square.

    Since theyíre getting...
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    Hehe,, sharp eyes ! Never thought Iíd become a...

    Hehe,, sharp eyes ! Never thought Iíd become a vet and neuter a lion . Though I have had odd requests over the years...
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    Thank you Bruce. Your comments are always very...

    Thank you Bruce. Your comments are always very generous.
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    I appreciate it Kevin. Thank you!

    I appreciate it Kevin. Thank you!
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    Thank you Fred!

    Thank you Fred!
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    Crest for a Priest

    Similar to the crests Iíve carved for the past Bishops I was asked to do a carving of this sketch ( done by an artist st the Vatican). The differences ( besides subjects) is the color of the hat and...
  11. I donít believe that wheel would work very well...

    I donít believe that wheel would work very well but for fast stock removal I have the arbor tech, kitzalls , king Arthurís ( for angle grinder, and wheels for that as well. Depending what you plan on...
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    Thanks. Simple but effective .

    Thanks. Simple but effective .
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    House numbers

    I was asked to do some numbers for the Bishops private residence. The numbers that are there just donít really stand out. Since I did his crest for the cathedral as well as refinishing a shield on...
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    10 degrees each side would be in the ballpark....

    10 degrees each side would be in the ballpark. Total angle for a razor is mid teens. Those would not work for carving tools.
    youll never have to hone again ,,,,, as long as you donít carve or ever...
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    The term “razor edge “ I’m sure is used here...

    The term “razor edge “ I’m sure is used here loosely. I sharpen and shave with straight razors and the angles are way too shallow and the finish (10,000- 15,000 grit +)isn’t possible with these...
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    Youíre welcome and thanks again Richard. Glad to...

    Youíre welcome and thanks again Richard. Glad to help.
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    Thanks Richard! actually if you go to the post...

    Thanks Richard!
    actually if you go to the post ďLooking for suggestionsĒ I have photos of the pens and controller I use as well as photos of other feathers on decoys Iíve carved.
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    BTW Al. That tip you see in the video isnít a...

    BTW Al. That tip you see in the video isnít a replacement for ďelectronicĒ soldering tool tips. A conventional soldering iron , should you fabricate some tip is way too hot. Years ago I did have some...
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    Itís also seen here where I scrimshawed this less...

    Itís also seen here where I scrimshawed this less than 1/4Ē high ribbon on a razor scale where some lines and dots show shadow and make the ribbon appear to curve and swirl a bit.
    same too for the...
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    Not sure this is exactly what you’re looking for...

    Not sure this is exactly what you’re looking for but it’s pretty basic to all art/sketching for shadows. Lines and cross hatch as well as dots. Same as the shadows on any currency image .Ever look at...
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    Thank you Bruce. Very kind of you.

    Thank you Bruce. Very kind of you.
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    Thanks. Itís a throwback to my beginnings as a...

    Thanks. Itís a throwback to my beginnings as a carver doing only wildfowl.
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    Last minute

    I have a wood/coal stove in my shop and this very nearly made it as kindling. It was bandsawed out and about 1/4Ē thick. I used part of it as a demo for burning texture. Anyway I took to it, thinned...
  24. Same here. My stock usually runs 8/4 x 10-12Ē x...

    Same here. My stock usually runs 8/4 x 10-12Ē x 12-14 ft.
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    My 2 cents worth is I’ve carved everything and...

    My 2 cents worth is I’ve carved everything and anything for nearly 30 yrs and never saw a need for axes (to make a spoon?) nor do I own or see a need for hooked knives. Might be traditional in some...
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