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  • #16
    Re: Greenman

    Rob, it started with a block approx. 14 by 8 inches. It was 4 inches thick which is much thicker than what Chris suggest but I made it work.
    Patrick

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    • #17
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      great job! I'll be staying out of his forrest.

      Dan

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      • #18
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        Probably a dumb question, but what is the oil you're using? I'm a newbie; that's why I ask.

        Thanks!

        Lizabeth

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        • #19
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          No dumb questions here. For this piece I used a standard double boiled linseed oil. No mineral spirits needed as it absorbed very well. Two coats are shown here but a third one was added as the oil went into the grain quickly.
          Patrick

          Originally posted by rocksncactus
          Probably a dumb question, but what is the oil you're using? I'm a newbie; that's why I ask.

          Thanks!

          Lizabeth

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          • #20
            Re: Greenman

            Very nice!

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            • #21
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              Excellent carving Patrick! I really like the wood grain.

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              • #22
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                I've looked at it 5X. I cannot imagine having the sheere nerve for that depth of carving. The piece flows in 3D.
                Plus, the left/right symmetry is a quality that I can only aspire to.
                Brian T

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                • #23
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                  Robson, you are going to give me a big head with comments like that. Believe me when I say I struggled to keep everything symetrical....without the carving looking too uniform. I want to attempt Chris Pye's Sun Greenman but the leaf work worries me. I appreciate your positive comments.
                  Patrick

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                  • #24
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                    That's basswood? How did you get the grain to stand out so well????
                    Very well done!

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                    • #25
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                      It may have to do with the type of basswood as I have tried other chunks of basswood with different results. The oil was standard double boiled linseed oil so I expect it was the wood type that allowed a strong grain.
                      Patrick

                      Originally posted by t_ram08 View Post
                      That's basswood? How did you get the grain to stand out so well????
                      Very well done!

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                      • #26
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                        Marvelous!!

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                        • #27
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                          Wow, Patrick! That's nice!

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