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    image.jpg image.jpg I found this driftwood root years ago. I started carving it with my Barlow pocket knives tonight at the kitchen table so I don’t watch TV and saw logs at the same time on the couch.
    It’s not done yet.
    I think it’s a piece of redwood root? It very fine grained wood. So far it ‘s pretty easy to carve with a blade.
    After I get so far with it, I will most likely switch to some diamond burrs in my flexible shaft or Dremel so as not to lose detail. Sometimes wood like this has spots that flake off. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
    Last edited by Sharon of the Dell; 04-05-2021, 10:43 PM. Reason: Spelling
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    I haven’t hit any grit in it so far.
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    • #3
      This is going to be an interesting project. There is a lady Nancy Tuttle who is one heck of a driftwood carver, you might be familiar with her works, if not, it would be of your interest to look up some of her works∙∙∙∙ MY 2 ¢
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Hi Sharon, good to see you still make some Chips . Thai is going to be an Interesting Piece for you . Once you get your WoodSpirit talent on it , it should find a Spot on your Wall . Hope you show us the Finished Piece . Oh! hope you had a Nice Eastwer . Merle

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        • #5
          Looking good, Sharon, and a piece of drift wood to work from...
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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          • #6
            Did a little more on him. Got my little gouges and chisels out of our RV.The wood is coastal redwood for sure- Sequoia sempervirens.

            One of my favorite smells.
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            • #7
              Argh! Just now, One of those bleep stuff happens moments! If you carve cottonwood bark, you know sometimes stuff happens and a crucial piece, such as half a nose chips off. That’s just what happened a few minutes ago. I could try and glue the piece of his nose back on, but it is lost somewhere s between the table and the kitchen floor.
              So, change of plans. And that is okay. image.jpg image.jpg
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              • #8
                If you're going to paint, you might try Quikwood, it is what I use for that kind of fun things
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  Hi Sharon , just go a Little Deeper I'm sure you'll find another Nose their . Merle

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                  • #10
                    I agree with Merle go deeper and redesign it, you still got room to work. I use dremels for work has bad pop off, seems to not catch the wood so bad. Can not tell you how many times I been nose to the floor digging in the wood chips and sawdust trying to find that flying piece of pop-off. One too many times and it always amazing how it disappears into thin air.

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