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  • #31
    I would guess yes to putting spar varnish over top of BLO, but I'm not sure. If he doesn't weigh in on this, send a PM to "Brian T" he lives in BC, Canada, and has experience with carvings put outside.

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    • #32
      Great job on the nose and mouth. Just remember if you use a polymerizing oil you need to give it time cure before you seal it. Not aware of a no nudes rule.
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      Last edited by Nebraska; 02-15-2021, 05:02 PM.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Claude View Post
        I would guess yes to putting spar varnish over top of BLO, but I'm not sure. If he doesn't weigh in on this, send a PM to "Brian T" he lives in BC, Canada, and has experience with carvings put outside.

        Claude
        Hi and merci beaucoup,thanks!

        Ive decided to not experiment on such a big piece i will with future smaller ones and see how it does for this environment.

        Good day to you Claude.

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        • #34
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          Last edited by Eric B; 02-20-2021, 05:25 AM. Reason: Ready for final sanding and finish!

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
            Great job on the nose and mouth. Just remember if you use a polymerizing oil you need to give it time cure before you seal it. Not aware of a no nudes rule.
            AF92C1DE-D3D5-4B2A-9070-3C80CAB47A68.jpeg
            Hello Nebraska thanks for your opinion i appreciate it.

            I like yours she is very curvy and thick very well done and the idea of roots rather than human feet oh im going to have to borrow that haha.

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            • #36
              Eric,

              She’s coming right along, well done.
              Ed
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              • #37
                Are you going to try to match the knots with the wood grain so they do not stand out? As far as using BLO on an outside piece not always recommended.
                • Sometimes linseed oil can take forever to dry... or stays sticky or doesn't dry at all!! This is a nightmare situation that happens too often when linseed oil is applied either (1) too thickly, (2) onto damp materials or (3) when the temperature is too cold. Thinning linseed oil with turpentine can help somewhat, but even with thinning it is important to apply thin, multiple coats but allow each coat to dry before applying the next!
                • No UV (ultraviolet) light resistance... UV causes more damage to exposed wood than any other factor, destroying wood fibers and setting it up for attack by mildew, fungus, and insects. Here in the islands I know to many people had linseed under things like spar and it got fungus from the woods waters....which turn it black.
                • Linseed oil is mildew food... Many vegetable oils are food products for humans... all vegetable oils are food products for mildew! Linseed oil is not completely denatured, so it can encourage rather than discourage mildew growth.
                • Difficult to remove from wood... Multiple coats of linseed oil are gummy and difficult to remove fully for refinishing which would need to be done on any kind of statue outdoor,..... need yearly maintenance work. .
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Dileon View Post
                  Are you going to try to match the knots with the wood grain so they do not stand out? As far as using BLO on an outside piece not always recommended.
                  • Sometimes linseed oil can take forever to dry... or stays sticky or doesn't dry at all!! This is a nightmare situation that happens too often when linseed oil is applied either (1) too thickly, (2) onto damp materials or (3) when the temperature is too cold. Thinning linseed oil with turpentine can help somewhat, but even with thinning it is important to apply thin, multiple coats but allow each coat to dry before applying the next!
                  • No UV (ultraviolet) light resistance... UV causes more damage to exposed wood than any other factor, destroying wood fibers and setting it up for attack by mildew, fungus, and insects. Here in the islands I know to many people had linseed under things like spar and it got fungus from the woods waters....which turn it black.
                  • Linseed oil is mildew food... Many vegetable oils are food products for humans... all vegetable oils are food products for mildew! Linseed oil is not completely denatured, so it can encourage rather than discourage mildew growth.
                  • Difficult to remove from wood... Multiple coats of linseed oil are gummy and difficult to remove fully for refinishing which would need to be done on any kind of statue outdoor,..... need yearly maintenance work. .
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                  Hey Dileon thanks for popping in!

                  Here's what i got today clear wood preserver,stain for hair and a gallon of outdoor decking varnish.

                  The knots you see should blend in more after ebony or walnut stain is applied. Knot free pine is as rare as gold id say haha.

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                  • #39
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                    Last edited by Eric B; 02-24-2021, 10:35 AM. Reason: Globe, going to hollow the insides to make it lighter and resist bad cracking. The top hand of the figure will hold it somehow. For me the them is Mother Earth.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Eric B View Post

                      Hello Nebraska thanks for your opinion i appreciate it.

                      I like yours she is very curvy and thick very well done and the idea of roots rather than human feet oh im going to have to borrow that haha.
                      Commissioned piece the goddess Asherah aka Tree of life Goddess. Did a couple of these.
                      Last edited by Nebraska; 02-24-2021, 11:09 AM.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Eric B View Post

                        Hey Dileon thanks for popping in!

                        Here's what i got today clear wood preserver,stain for hair and a gallon of outdoor decking varnish.

                        The knots you see should blend in more after ebony or walnut stain is applied. Knot free pine is as rare as gold id say haha.


                        Also a thought, I love his work.... he stains his work.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Dileon View Post



                          Also a thought, I love his work.... he stains his work.
                          Those eye lashes! Thanks for the link very nice work indeed and his finish is down to a science eh.

                          Im thinking this is more a indoor finish but that's just a guess i finished this piece before seeing the video and did the opposite by putting stain first turned out ok i think.

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                          • #43
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                            • #44
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                              Last edited by Eric B; 02-28-2021, 06:52 AM. Reason: Finished might give her a grass skirt or something ideas welcome she stands 13 feet and with globe almost 15 feet.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Nebraska View Post

                                Commissioned piece the goddess Asherah aka Tree of life Goddess. Did a couple of these.
                                Hi, thanks for the information now i know were to look for more ideas carving female figures is great looking forward to making more.

                                Have a great day

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