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  • Cottonwood
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    Wow, Patrick! That's nice!

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  • peppypoppa
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    Marvelous!!

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  • Irishman
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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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  • t_ram08
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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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  • Irishman
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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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  • Brian T
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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.

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  • Bill V
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    Excellent carving Patrick! I really like the wood grain.

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  • dme253756
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    Very nice!

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  • Irishman
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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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  • rocksncactus
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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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  • Dan S
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    great job! I'll be staying out of his forrest.

    Dan

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  • Irishman
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    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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  • Northwest29
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    A beautiful job Patrick - real craftsmanship. How large was your initial block of wood? TNX

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  • drhandrich
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    thanks for the link to the youtube vid. neat.

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  • Irishman
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    Thank you everyone for taking a look at this piece. I actually did a little video clip and posted it to Utube if anyone wants to see it. I had just finished cleaning it up and started to add the oil as you will see in the video.
    Here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=diuH5LuKKLA

    Patrick

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