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    I thought as a change of pace you all would like to see a Wyoming sunset taken out our front door last night
    Herb

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    Stunning. Thanks for posting

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    • #3
      Hi, Herb, Beautiful Site to end a Day and Beautiful Site to start an Evening. Merle

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      • #4
        Wow! That's magnificent! The good Lord couldn't have painted a finer looking picture. Wait a minute! He did. That's his!

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        • #5
          And as a Traveler,, Anything in Wyoming state is most nice to see. But that is a beaut!
          Thanks for sharing.
          C
          Chuck
          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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          • #6
            IMG_3567.jpgAlthough the sunset is beautiful and refreshing here. All I can say is all heck is breaking out, one of the most expensive places in the world...with a shortage of everything starting to show its ugly head. People are getting scared. The neighbor went to an inexpensive local casual eating place with her husband and the hamburger with a pickle and tomato cost 11 dollars, add that to the rest of the meal....cost them 50 dollars whereas last year it was more than half that cost-plus add the six dollars a gallon for gas they were shocked to the core. Both of them reported going out to eat is going to be a high-level luxury next time and sure to be worst as they think we will reach ten dollars a gallon here in the islands. So much for inexpensive places to eat.

            I am out in the burning heat putting up high fences to keep people from stealing my garden food. Thank goodness I do not live in the monkey zoo city right now crime is major increasing. Be grateful for your super low cost of food in the mainland a lot of things that I eat have become unaffordable. The only good thing is the Major construction in the valley next door has stopped dead...I heard the building market is crashing. The fact they are building multi-million dollar homes in a flash flood area that no one can afford???....makes me know corruption rings high around here. All that dirt and noise last two years, I can hear the birds again...that makes me happy. Too much is happening...but for now I have my pretty sunsets to remind me the world is not all bad, as I and my cat Kiki watch the sun go down with my water bottle and listen to iPod stories in the evening.
            . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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            • #7
              Wow, those are some beautiful sunsets.
              Mark N. Akers
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              • #8
                Sun set from Orange beach Alabama intercostal water way. Gulf of Mexico across the street.
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                We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                • #9
                  Beautiful pictures....!

                  Things are becoming difficult everywhere with crime and prices. I am new to carving but really enjoy it and can be happy with just a piece of wood and tools. But, even the price of wood has gone up. I looked at Tupelo and it is more expensive.

                  ​​​​​​I do appreciate the forum and inspiration I get from it. I can not do most things I see posted but the walking stick I recently posted was based on someones post.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Poplar49 View Post
                    Beautiful pictures....!

                    Things are becoming difficult everywhere with crime and prices. I am new to carving but really enjoy it and can be happy with just a piece of wood and tools. But, even the price of wood has gone up. I looked at Tupelo and it is more expensive.

                    ​​​​​​I do appreciate the forum and inspiration I get from it. I can not do most things I see posted but the walking stick I recently posted was based on someones post.
                    Just keep carving! Your off to a good start. You did well on your stick. Small basic projects are the best skills teacher and you do not need a lot of wood. Two good sources for wood.

                    http://www.loesshillssawmill.com/bas...butternut.html
                    https://heineckewood.com/
                    Last edited by Randy; 06-11-2022, 06:17 PM.
                    We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the post, Randy! I agree with those sources!

                      Claude
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                      • #12
                        Yup I think WOW does it nicely!! Beautiful shot.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Poplar49 View Post
                          Beautiful pictures....!

                          Things are becoming difficult everywhere with crime and prices. I am new to carving but really enjoy it and can be happy with just a piece of wood and tools. But, even the price of wood has gone up. I looked at Tupelo and it is more expensive.

                          ​​​​​​I do appreciate the forum and inspiration I get from it. I can not do most things I see posted but the walking stick I recently posted was based on someones post.
                          Poplar49, There a dozen or so different woods you can carve on, so don't get disheartend. I use just about anything that comes off a tree. And real lucky too to have friends that don't carve BUT find wood and say, You think you can carve on this. If you know of a landscaper or seeone trimming trees, stop and ask if you an have some pieces,, they normally ask me how large of piece ya want.?

                          Plus I have found that even though pine is abit tough and grainy, it works OK. I even used pallet wood in a pinch, while traveling.

                          Take care and be safe that stick was great keep it up.
                          Chuck
                          Chuck
                          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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                          • #14
                            Hi poplar 49
                            Scrounging bits of wood is all part of carving. I sometimes see pieces of wood furniture dumped on the side of the road and salvage all the usefull bits. Some of it is quality wood.

                            If you have inorganic rubish collection days then that is the day to go for a drive and fill the boot of the car. If you have to go to the local rubbish tip that can be worth a scrounge as well. People dump all sorts of useful stuff.

                            If you know anyone that is an arborist they can keep you supplied .

                            If you see city maintenance guys cutting or trimming trees these guys are often happy for you to take what you want because they no longer have to deal with it. I got some nice 1m long chunks of Kahikatea which is a good wood in New Zealand for carving. Basswood is better but the kahikatea is not that far behind.

                            Going for a drive with a saw in the back of the car after a big storm have have a variety of downed trees to pick from. I have salvaged stuff that has come down over the road. Wood scrounger come community service provider as well. win / win situation.

                            It might not be the exact wood you might want but much of it is relatively easily workable. I'm a big fan of re-cycling and it's ALL FREE.

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