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pallin
pallin
Senior Member - Ventura
Last Activity: Today, 10:52 AM
Joined: 04-29-2007
Location: Ventura, CA
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  • pallin
    replied to Glue Ups
    Thanks Ed. It is always risky to comment about carving tools, processes, or materials because of the wide variations in what we're doing. Whittling is not sculpture. I would be hard pressed to do a glue up for a full size carousel horse....
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  • pallin
    replied to Glue Ups
    This discussion got me thinking about glue ups I have done for carving reliefs. At least 15 have involved glue ups with most involving 4 or 5 boards. Nearly all started with 3/4" thick stock, some with later overlays. A few have survived for as long as 45 years. None has split, cupped or warped....
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  • pallin
    replied to Glue Ups
    Thanks, Ed, for sharing your experience & advice about glue ups for carving blanks. The steps in choosing & preparing the wood are critical, especially if the wood grain will be visible in the final carving (as opposed to painted.) The unglued joint(s) should fit closely when held up to a strong...
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  • pallin
    replied to New Tools
    It is unlikely that any rust pitting will affect the clean up or performance of the tools. Some are fairly narrow V-tools, which may be more of a challenge, for example the #11-1mm & #11-3mm, and the #12-2mm....
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  • pallin
    replied to New Tools
    Some members of this forum may remember when Woodcraft and Pfeil teamed up to sponsor a woodcarving contest (2010). The first prize was a trip for two to Switzerland including a 3-day instruction with a master carver. The second place prize was the Brienz Collection - the 25 full size tools in a beechwood...
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  • pallin
    replied to New Tools
    Congratulations on your new carving tools. To put this in a present context, this 18-tool medium size set in a beechwood box is currently available from Woodcraft, exclusive dealer for Pfeil tools in the U.S. The price is $614.19 plus shipping.
    The Pfeil set of 25 full size gouges is also available...
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  • pallin
    replied to is this a carving picture?
    One factor not mentioned is the proposed size of the relief. If larger than 12" square, the ropes & pilings could be carved in positive relief just as shown. Don't confuse relief with fully three dimensional. Nothing in this design would stand free of the background. The sailboat lines would...
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  • Thanks Glenn. I put in a little time carving the villages today. I have commented before about getting to the stage of "tiny cuts" & how many there are....
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  • Those are wonderful, Becky! I wonder what it would be like to combine chip carving with pyrography.

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  • pallin
    replied to Chinese ebay spoon blanks
    I would consider the side profile of a spoon blank to be more important than the "top view" outline. A good spoon has a graceful curve to the handle leading to an uplifted tilt to the bowl.

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  • I don't do chainsaw carving, but it appears that a corded electric might have the qualities you want....
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  • Yes, Brian, it was reworked to a usable status, but I rarely use V-tools. This is my only bent one....
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  • pallin
    replied to Chinese ebay spoon blanks
    Are you promoting Chinese spoon blanks? It seems strange for a first posting....
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  • There is something very satisfying about reworking a damaged gouge, especially when it performs nicely after rework. One experience for me was a Pfeil #9-7mm that chipped while doing a vertical cut in hardwood. Perhaps the edge was brittle from processing, but it was "a learning experience."...
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  • Many bare (unfinished) woods will change color over time. A clear finish over bare wood may slow the change, but not much. Some clear finishes will yellow. My experiences with wood carvings: spar varnish over basswood & walnut (indoors, 45 years) - yellowed. Oil-based clear finish over redwood (outdoors,...
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  • pallin
    replied to Different Finish?
    With wood carving we have a surface quite different from fine art painting. It has curves, dips, folds, incisions. It also has all the variability of wood grain, including end cut exposure that soaks up or bleeds pigment. I find it difficult enough just trying to selectively use stain.

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  • For those who have never carved a complex relief, this design must be confusing. How do you decide what parts are actually in relief? That is, having depth and shape. Do those little boats on the river actually rise above the water surface? Do the trees stand above the farm fields? No, they're actually...
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  • pallin
    replied to Unknown wood
    It is very difficult to identify wood from a photo. Even basswood varies a lot depending on moisture content, source location, and how it was processed. It looks like an open pored wood milled near a major crotch.
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  • It appears to be glued to the base with wood glue that has oozed out of the joint. If it's thoroughly dry it might be separated with a sharp blow with a hammer. I also question the value of the carving. From what we can see the proportions of the legs & feet are very stylized (not realistic). Value,...
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  • The website presents themselves as expert on all sorts of woodworking tools - CNC, saws, etc. In the absence of some projects or background that establish their qualifications, it is just another person's opinion. The impression I had was it may be a paid review for Flexcut since all the sets at the...
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