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Rodster
Rodster
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Joined: 11-26-2012
Location: Whitby, Ontario
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  • Rodster
    replied to Little Noggin carving
    I'm pleased you posted in the flat planer forum.
    With you and me together, we make up a quorum.

    I like your new carvin'. I think it's a man in a boot?
    If I'm wrong, it's still charming, so who gives a hoot?

    His face is realistic, I give it more than a glance.
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    Last edited by Rodster; Yesterday, 09:41 PM.

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  • I like your new friends. Good job.
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  • Rodster
    replied to Miniature Knight
    Your knight is quite nifty. Your story a bonus.
    Who knew you were a banker who loaned money to us?

    After a morning of commerce, you turn to a hobby.
    Then back to work with a large cup of coffee.

    In thirty years, more or less, you and the bank will be parting.
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-19-2018, 03:37 PM.

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  • Some great comments from Eddie-Smiles, Scotia Carver, Uvawyo, TBox61, Nikian, JoeVM, Randy, Claude and JoePaulButler. I read them all with interest. ...
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  • Rodster
    replied to "The Postman Always Rings Twice!"
    We used to have a postie. He was good looking and swell.
    Now we have a community mailbox, in the town where I dwell.

    Since you are quite smart and carve cute posties from wood.
    Could you send us one or two, to deliver mail as they should.
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-15-2018, 10:33 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Larry's Lament

    Perhaps it's worthwhile for some facts to belabor.
    Larry, and others, have left a man without paper.

    Since Larry, the carver, created this issue.
    He should get busy and carve toilet tissue.

    If you had read carefully my earlier posting.
    I wouldn't be
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-15-2018, 10:48 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Show us your work area
    I like the workshops of mpounders and fiddlesticks. And I went hunting for Claude's, which was great as well. Nice to see where people hide out while they're carving. Keep 'em coming. I'd like to see a few more.
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  • I was thinking about you and Scotia Carver when I penned the above Rhinoceros story. Both of you seem to have a sense of humor and were likely to remember the RP. Another promise was to pave the Bay of Fundy to provide parking in the Maritimes. I lived in Spadina riding at the time, and
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-14-2018, 09:12 AM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Live by the Knife . . .
    Here is my little guy dipped in danish oil with a round base. Not too different, but a little darker. The base is affixed with two small dowels.

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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-14-2018, 08:35 AM.

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  • A Farmer sets out to make a difference ...


    Farmer John is going to Perth County, looking for votes for the Rhinoceros Party. They were a small party up here in Canada in decades' past, set up to make fun of electoral politics. I recall they were quick witted and energetic. The folks at home, for the most part, enjoyed the diversion. Here...
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-14-2018, 09:13 AM.

  • Rodster
    replied to The "Four Christmas Wise Guys!"
    I love your four Santas, who are well carved and fresh painted.
    Standing in a circle, they look recently sainted.

    I studied them closely with more than a glance.
    So I'm qualifed to mention, none of them wore pants.
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2018, 04:07 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Live by the Knife . . .


    Bill . . . If you have any pictures, I'd be interested to see one (or two) of your figures with hands 'not in pockets'?? I had a look at your website and I didn't see any figures, although the walking sticks were pretty nice.
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2018, 02:58 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Live by the Knife . . .
    Thanks to Soggy, Claude, Magicman and Scotia Carver for 'chipping in.' And TBox61, I like the Abe Lincoln quip. Very witty. ...
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  • Rodster
    replied to Live by the Knife . . .

    Ah Ha! I thought there might be another out there who is tired of hands in pockets. And you nailed the problem! Getting the arms to look natural isn't easy.
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2018, 08:27 AM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Live by the Knife . . .
    5" carvings are easier to do, but for some reason, I keep being drawn to 4" little guys. For Gene Messer, 4" is pretty tall and he argues they give you all the wood you need to carve a nice figure. I think so too.
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2018, 08:30 AM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Live by the Knife . . .
    Great work, Rodster. I think this is your best ever ... ever carving !!! //

    Well thanks, alter ego. I tend to agree. But this posting is really about the Helvie Detail knife. I've had it in the tool box for some time, but when TBox61 said he did some of his detail work on
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2018, 08:02 AM.

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  • Rodster
    started a topic Live by the Knife . . .

    Live by the Knife . . .

    Based on some urging by others on the forum, I have carved this little guy with a few small differences. I used a Helvie detail knife to help detail the shirt and collar. I made some pretty bold cuts and they improved the carving.

    I stuck with arms at side (vs. arms in pocket) and I feel
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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-11-2018, 03:28 PM.

  • Rodster
    replied to Show us your work area


    I like your layout. The TV is a nice touch. I love these threads where work areas are featured and photos are displayed. Great stuff.

    I have a mobile set up, consisting of a tool box and me (left). Workbench for other heavier tasks (right).


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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-09-2018, 09:41 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Lone cowboy
    I like your new carving. Keep 'em coming....
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  • Rodster
    replied to Larry's Lament
    Sometimes when you're asked for a rhyme that's just right.
    There aren't any words to describe a man's plight.

    What should our guy do to avoid making a mess?
    Clearly this is no time for him to be making a jest.

    I wonder if he can persuade doggy to bring him some
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