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    The man himself... top job Claude!

    The man himself... top job Claude!
  2. SOMETHING NEW! Hi Kryn. Yes it should. Thanks for pointing it...

    Hi Kryn. Yes it should. Thanks for pointing it out. I just fixed it.
  3. SOMETHING NEW! Stan Ceglinski is going to be at the Port Elliot Show this year (October 6th & 7th)

    Just thought I'd mention that the Woodwork section of the Port Elliot Show is expanding this year.

    For years I faithfully attended the Working With Wood Shows in Adelaide. They were a highlight...
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    I asked a question about finishing before reading...

    I asked a question about finishing before reading the whole thread... sorry... question answered.
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    I've found that just about anything will work if...

    I've found that just about anything will work if its green. Some split better than others for the tail but most will work to one degree or another. Lubkeman himself prefers birch... just about any...
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    Nice one Claude. I've got a fondness for chicken...

    Nice one Claude. I've got a fondness for chicken carving. I got my start with caring Chris Leubkeman's 'Rooster' out of forked twigs. 10 years later and I figure I've carved over 1500 of them. Good...
  7. Thread: xmas gift

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    Profoundly thoughtful gift. Well done mate!

    Profoundly thoughtful gift. Well done mate!
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    Here's an extra thought... 'Getting into...

    Here's an extra thought...

    'Getting into carving' is as much about the 'how' as it is about the 'what with'... In the long run, a competent instructor will save you money, hours and probably a...
  9. Congratulations on the interesting designs and...

    Congratulations on the interesting designs and the recognition which is obviously deserved. You'll like the Bungendore mob... great guys to deal with and their gallery is about as good as it gets for...
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    I haven't found anything better than a Super Jaws...

    I haven't found anything better than a Super Jaws for outdoor work. I've built a padded cradle to hold work that needs to be laid down and rotated and also a block for hatchet work. Both these have a...
  11. Thread: Chef Santa

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    Impressive... the detail in the kitchen...

    Impressive... the detail in the kitchen background is particularly good.... :D
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    Much the same as the above except that I use...

    Much the same as the above except that I use Microsoft Publisher which came with my MS Office package. Its relatively simple to use and you can import any image from the net into it for...
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    Love the way you've set the two halves of the...

    Love the way you've set the two halves of the clothes peg to be slightly out of alignment. Its that kind of attention to detail that make these so fascinating. Well done.
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    Nice one Rob.

    Nice one Rob.
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    Good one Claude!

    Good one Claude!
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    Love it. You caught the 'action' well.

    Love it. You caught the 'action' well.
  17. Thread: thumb stick

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    Nice piece of work. Notice you prefer to use the...

    Nice piece of work. Notice you prefer to use the threaded (dreaded) rod as opposed to a peg joint. Any particular reason for that?
  18. Thread: Rush Job

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    Thanks guys, The photos were taken by my wife...

    Thanks guys,

    The photos were taken by my wife who is a wildlife photographer. She reckons she has an easier time of it photographing genuine wildlife than she did with this because she claimed my...
  19. Thread: Rush Job

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    Rush Job

    Seeing as we have been on the topic of different woods but basswood/linden/lime in particular, I thought you might find some illustrations of work in spalted lime of interest.

    This one was a rush...
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    You might do better with a tinted shellac. I...

    You might do better with a tinted shellac. I discovered a while ago that you can create different tints of shellac by adding a few drops of paint tint base to a small quantity of clear shellac to...
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    There probably isn't a wood in existence that...

    There probably isn't a wood in existence that somebody hasn't tried to carve at some time or other. You are on the right track... try the woods that you can get in your area. Compare the results,...
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    I'll be interested to see them finished,...

    I'll be interested to see them finished, particularly the Falcon. Curious to see how you mount and finish the eyes.
  23. Thread: Wendy

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    Its beautiful mate. Well done.

    Its beautiful mate. Well done.
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    The ability to teach ie: communicate complicated...

    The ability to teach ie: communicate complicated principles in a manner simple enough to be fully grasped, understood and rendered, is a skill in itself. I have nearly 20 years as an engineer and...
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    Maybe not.... but it helps to get the s--t off...

    Maybe not.... but it helps to get the s--t off the liver....:cool:
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    That is not an acceptable answer... its not even...

    That is not an acceptable answer... its not even an excuse. I'm thinking its time to move on to other sites...
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    This is the biggest waste of time I've ever (not)...

    This is the biggest waste of time I've ever (not) seen. Not only are the illustrations of peoples' work gone from a saved 'sticky' site ... and lets face it, what's the point of saving a 'sticky'...
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    Teachers, like any other source of influence, are...

    Teachers, like any other source of influence, are a stepping stone. Hence my suggestion that after the basics are acquired, one should go away and practice (exploring the plateau) until one hits...
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    I think this applies to subject choice and even...

    I think this applies to subject choice and even style but it doesn't apply to basic technique. To be sure there are many ways to cut a piece of wood but few of them are suitable for every...
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    Jelutong is usually the wood of choice for...

    Jelutong is usually the wood of choice for beginners but in my experience, Polar, and Willow work very well for beginners and have the advantage of being easy to find. I've used green poplar boughs...
  31. Thread: Adios

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    I have to agree with Mike. For me the forum has...

    I have to agree with Mike. For me the forum has always been about showing the 'what' and in particular the 'how'. Without photo illustrations this becomes totally impossible and therefore, in my...
  32. Thread: Echidna

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    As Labr@ says, none of your critters are done in...

    As Labr@ says, none of your critters are done in the 'realistic' school. They all capture the 'essence' of their subject well. There isn't one of them that any Aussie would look at and ask.. 'What's...
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    The distortion to the lower jaw works well from...

    The distortion to the lower jaw works well from the front but I'm struggling to get my head around it viewed from the side. Well done...
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    Completely agree... fantastic source of good...

    Completely agree... fantastic source of good finishing stuff!:)
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    [QUOTE=Spoonman;1948049]I appreciate peoples...

    [QUOTE=Spoonman;1948049]I appreciate peoples skills in making precision furniture, but I don't think that is something everyone should aspire to....rough as guts is has its own charm too...
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    Hi Spoonman, Not sure there is a 'formula' for...

    Hi Spoonman, Not sure there is a 'formula' for making wood stuff. If there is most of us here wouldn't know or care! Chest looks rustically wonderful! Like the recycled element too. I try to have a...
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    Love em Rob! Its going to be a quirky, fun piece...

    Love em Rob! Its going to be a quirky, fun piece when you get them all done... a real talking point.
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    Great work Claude. Inspired idea for a theme......

    Great work Claude. Inspired idea for a theme... 'bar flies'. I haven't looked at the website you posted yet but I can imagine all kinds of potential there.

    Quote:Carving to me is a little like...
  39. Thread: My works

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    Quote "However if at the clay stage the piece is...

    Quote "However if at the clay stage the piece is taken to any degree of finish at all , it kills both the enjoyment & the spirit of the piece ! this has been proclaimed as a fundamental truth by...
  40. Thread: My works

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    Horse doovers! Every piece has its own...

    Horse doovers!

    Every piece has its own idiosyncrasy. 90% percent of the expression comes with the execution... not the model. For instance, if I wanted to carve an eagle at rest, my ideal would...
  41. Thread: My works

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    Not quite as simple as that... It can also be ...

    Not quite as simple as that... It can also be used to generate 3D patterns of just about anything that can be viewed from all sides. VERY useful to someone like myself who appreciates having on 3D...
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    I think I can safely say... you've done it again....

    I think I can safely say... you've done it again. This is the best work of yours that I've seen. Bloody brilliant! Work at whatever pace you deem necessary to produce this kind of work. If you are...
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    G'day Stan, Sorry mate but you're a bit too...

    G'day Stan,

    Sorry mate but you're a bit too far away for me! If you ever come back to Adelaide I'll probably end up with the stand next door like last time..... :U Good luck with it all....
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    Expressive carving. Love the humour.

    Expressive carving. Love the humour.
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    Nice one Claude. Is the head a separate piece?

    Nice one Claude. Is the head a separate piece?
  46. Thread: 0rca

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    Looking good so far. Would like to see it...

    Looking good so far. Would like to see it finished if and when... I've got a friend... cousin of a brother in law... who is a native american carver. They are very particular about style and form.
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    I do too.. at least they are a good deal easier...

    I do too.. at least they are a good deal easier to carve! But people are different and I find that having a variety to choose from gives me a broader 'audience' and increases the likelihood of a...
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    I used a rotary carver for the general shaping...

    I used a rotary carver for the general shaping and a reciprocating hand piece where I needed chisels. Its the only thing possible if one is to use whittling techniques. Almost no blade work. Blades...
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    Its actually possible with both staff and stick...

    Its actually possible with both staff and stick styles... not the best, but possible...
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    I think the idea here is a bit like learning to...

    I think the idea here is a bit like learning to swim. Some can start at the deep end of the pool but others find this too daunting. The CNC rough outs make it easier to achieve a satisfactory result...
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