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  • Coconut carving

    I found this coconut on Sanibel Island, and unusually, the husk was pretty much worn away, and all the interior flesh was gone, so there was no need to pierce it.

    a fun little project.

  • #2
    Excellent carving and the fish accent compliments it all, Andi. Nice piece.
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      Very nice Andi, a quality carving! Is a coconut easy to carve?
      Mike

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      • #4
        Thank you Bill.

        Thank you Mike, I don’t think it would be a nice wood to carve with knives, but it’s a dream to power carve,.... and I don’t have to turn the piece first

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        • #5
          Wow a nice carving....got tons of coconuts around here. Never thought about carving them although. More legal issues with them falling out of trees and hitting people in the head or breaking people's cars. But you got a really nice design pattern...looks great.

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          • #6
            I was going to carve some spoons with shrimp bodies for handles and a paddle of coconut shell for the bowl.

            Fresh coconut shell was soft and easy, a real dream to carve with 20* bevels.
            Something happened, the project got put off and the coconut shell pieces dried out.
            Absolutely turned to stone.

            Andi: How did the shell finish? Looks very glossy and a cool design, too.
            Last edited by Brian T; 01-17-2020, 08:04 PM.
            Brian T

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            • #7
              Hi Brian, the”water” areas are the natural colour of the finish, and the fish have been coated with finishing oil after being sanded down to 600 grit.

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              • #8
                OK. Keep it up Andi. Lots of tropical cookbooks have exotic carved spoons and dishes in the presentations.
                I have some old memories which die hard. Show us some more tropical carvings.
                Brian T

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                • #9
                  A first for me, for sure, well done
                  . . .JoeB

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful work!
                    Terry

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                    • #11
                      Hi Andi , You sure have a Great Imagination and are using it very well . Also an Excellent way to present it and keep it in place . Who would have Thought ? Ha,Ha. Merle

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                      • #12
                        Nice work!

                        Claude
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