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    Hi Richard sorry I totally missed your post I was...

    Hi Richard sorry I totally missed your post I was a bit distracted that my nautilus came up again after so long.
    Yes, 'The Wall' is absolutely Stunning well worth a look as you say. Morrison's Huon...
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    Thank you very much for your lovely compliments...

    Thank you very much for your lovely compliments Richard but I don't think I'm a master by a long shot...maybe in a hundred lifetimes. I did get the chance to see a master carvers work on a recent...
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    Hi RV, interesting question. The photos are the...

    Hi RV, interesting question. The photos are the ends of some of the lengths which are 100 x 96mm wide, 95 x 96mm wide and KBP 94mm x 93mm wide. The growth ring count per 25mm varied from 18-30 rings....
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    Thanks Rob, I always wanted to go to Tassie for...

    Thanks Rob, I always wanted to go to Tassie for as long as I can remember. The forests were actually more beautiful than I ever imagined. Yes the Morrison's Saw Mill was definitely a woodcarvers...
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    The Tasmanian Wilderness is absolutely stunning!...

    The Tasmanian Wilderness is absolutely stunning! The land where ancient Huon pine, Myrtle, Sassafras, Celery top, Leatherwood and King Billy Pine all grow together along the Gordon, Franklin and Huon...
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    A Carvers Road Trip

    It was Strahan or bust and I wasn't disappointed. Went straight to Morrison's - the oldest working Huon Pine Saw Mill. Wow - the aroma was fantastic! The mill was like walking back in time. And then...
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    Thank you very much for such a lovely compliment....

    Thank you very much for such a lovely compliment. Yes, it is a single piece of Huon which I picked up at a wood working show years ago. :)
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    WOW what an action packed carving! That would be...

    WOW what an action packed carving!
    That would be a ferocious battle. Really Brilliant! :2tsup:
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    Really fantastic. Great to see your determination...

    Really fantastic. Great to see your determination and that you didn't give up. A boo boo here and a slip up there are the best teachers of all. I like the way you've shown the tools you used for each...
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    Hey Rob, only carved a little one so far in...

    Hey Rob, only carved a little one so far in camphor laurel, it was fun except I had a bl**dy heart attack while finishing it.............:gaah:it nearly finished me off! Apart from the heart attack...
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    It's got real character Rob. The grain really...

    It's got real character Rob. The grain really highlights it beautifully. Great job. She'll love it. :2tsup:
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    Really nice Rob! The little corals are adorable....

    Really nice Rob! The little corals are adorable. :2tsup:
    What was the fig like to carve?
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    What a wonderful, insightful and very interesting...

    What a wonderful, insightful and very interesting article. I've never heard of water soluble oil paints....what a beautiful effect! I'm definitely going to give them a go. The whole article is very...
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    Sorry Rob, I totally misinterpreted your lovely...

    Sorry Rob, I totally misinterpreted your lovely carving. I guess I haven't been myself lately. Thanks, yes feeling a little better.
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    Hi Rob, That's so unique! You have captured the...

    Hi Rob,
    That's so unique! You have captured the bubbles rising behind coral in an ocean silhouette really well, with the lamp behind. Maybe a little fish in the next one? :fish: I love it:2tsup:
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    Thanks Rob. I see what you mean...the colour on...

    Thanks Rob. I see what you mean...the colour on the bilby is spectacular!
    I love them all but the emu is a real cutey.
    Look forward to seeing your carving in bass wood. :)
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    Wow brilliant Rob! What a wonderful achievement....

    Wow brilliant Rob! What a wonderful achievement. They're all absolutely delightful. Well done. :2tsup:

    I've just acquired my first block of camphor laurel and I put a few chisel marks in it and...
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    Really beautiful! Nice finish too :2tsup:

    Really beautiful! Nice finish too :2tsup:
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    Wow that is really gorgeous Spiritwolfe! And it's...

    Wow that is really gorgeous Spiritwolfe! And it's your first carving.....very impressive! Well done. :2tsup:
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    Yeh I reckon it would Rob. I've recently carved a...

    Yeh I reckon it would Rob. I've recently carved a fox & an owl and I'm in the middle of another octopus :roll: I like carving fur and feathered things but always seem to end up back in the sea...
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    Really beautiful Rob! :2tsup:

    Really beautiful Rob! :2tsup:
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    Great carving Rob. Nice job. :2tsup:

    Great carving Rob. Nice job. :2tsup:
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    Hey Rob, I carved an echidna years ago just with...

    Hey Rob, I carved an echidna years ago just with chisel marks but it didn't turn out too good. I've pondered this issue on and off for years. My only conclusion is that it's a very prickly problem...
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    Aaawwww it's a real cutey Rob. Your stand makes...

    Aaawwww it's a real cutey Rob. Your stand makes me smile everytime I see it. Really Brilliant! :2tsup:
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    Wow it looks amazing! I love the rustic look....

    Wow it looks amazing! I love the rustic look. Always reminds me of early Australia when people built beautiful things with what they had. I do admit my other half has made many things from bit and...
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    Thanks Spoonman:) Yes, I used sandpaper starting...

    Thanks Spoonman:) Yes, I used sandpaper starting at 100 grit and went up through the grades to 1000 grit. Then used foam sanding pads (as they are good for round things) 1200 grit then 1500 grit....
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    WOW Rob, they look great! What a novel idea! Love...

    WOW Rob, they look great! What a novel idea! Love it. A beautiful gathering of Australiana. They're all really cute. The emu is especially Cool :D
    Well done :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
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    Welcome to the forum Hamedgg. Your 3D sculptures...

    Welcome to the forum Hamedgg. Your 3D sculptures are quite amazing. It would be interesting to know are you using these for furniture in a 3D world or are they patterns for carving in a real world...
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    Thank you David :B Your kind words have made me...

    Thank you David :B Your kind words have made me want to try even harder, push the boundaries further and look even closer. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I really value your opinion.
  30. Thread: Medusa

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    Lovely contours :2tsup:

    Lovely contours :2tsup:
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    Thanks Spirit :)

    Thanks Spirit :)
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    Lol. Thanks Rob :) No no no no bar! I'm flat out...

    Lol. Thanks Rob :)
    No no no no bar! I'm flat out in reverse.....just sticking to little sleeping foxes, owls, wombats any small round things with no tentacles, no strange appendages and no prawns:D...
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    Thanks Keith :)

    Thanks Keith :)
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    Thanks JJF :) Thanks Ray :) Thanks Rod :) ...

    Thanks JJF :)

    Thanks Ray :)

    Thanks Rod :)

    I've just been so blown away by everyone's wonderful comments....I could cry. Thank you to everyone. What a lovely bunch of people.
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    Thanks Mapleman :) Also thanks to everyone...

    Thanks Mapleman :)


    Also thanks to everyone who clicked like/thanks for post......really appreciate it :)
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    Thanks Robson :) It was an absolute thrill to...

    Thanks Robson :)
    It was an absolute thrill to carve!
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    :U Lol Thanks John :)

    :U Lol Thanks John :)
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    Thanks Mike :) I think my enjoyment overrules...

    Thanks Mike :)
    I think my enjoyment overrules everything with this one. Half the fun was exploring the intricacies of this very ancient sea creature (even if it did do my head in at times) and...
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    Thanks Claude :) Love your Etsy shop :2tsup:

    Thanks Claude :) Love your Etsy shop :2tsup:
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    Thanks Christos :) Oooooo I hope that's a good...

    Thanks Christos :) Oooooo I hope that's a good thing:timid:
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    Thanks Cava :)

    Thanks Cava :)
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    Thanks Whittling :) Wow, what can I say! I...

    Thanks Whittling :)
    Wow, what can I say!
    I guess being a poor carver is who I am. I just love carving. A little money wouldn't go astray I must admit. One of my sons once said to me...he didn't...
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    Thanks Ari2 :)

    Thanks Ari2 :)
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    Thanks Philip :) Yes, just when I think the end...

    Thanks Philip :)
    Yes, just when I think the end is in sight I think...that needs a bit more here and a bit more there and it just seems to never end. And at some point I have to make the decision OK...
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    Lol. Thanks Freddy but I think I'm going to take...

    Lol. Thanks Freddy but I think I'm going to take a week off. There are more on my facebook page if you want to have a look.

    As David Esterly writes in his wonderful book "The Lost Carving"...
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    Lol, your funny. Thanks. :) I guess I've been...

    Lol, your funny. Thanks. :)
    I guess I've been an avid beachcomber for as long as I can remember. I love shells and I have had a nautilus shell for years which I think is my favourite. I love cute...
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    :rotfl: Thanks Brian. Lol.

    :rotfl: Thanks Brian. Lol.
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    Thanks artme :) Thanks TasSculptor :)

    Thanks artme :)
    Thanks TasSculptor :)
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    Nautilus in Huon

    A nautilus eating a prawn.......that shouldn't be too hard! The more I carved the more complex I realised it was. A little nautilus is not the simple little sea creature I originally thought. But it...
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    Awesome! :thumbup:

    Awesome! :thumbup:
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