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Dan
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  • Dan
    replied to Beam offcut from work
    It’s paint pigment mixed into the epoxy resin. The eyes, nose and mouth are about 3mm deep and filled with the resin.
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  • Dan
    replied to First commission?
    Kadidle, I was thinking that. Also cheap goes hand in hand with poor quality, whether it’s true or not.
    Getting a name for cheap or substandard work is not what I want at all.
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  • Dan
    replied to First commission?
    I agree. Being paid to carve is what I’m aiming for, but not earning from it is almost pointless. Obviously some projects, eg Nintendo controller, are worth doing for the experience and fun of carving them, or as a show piece that could get your work recognition.
    I think I was hanging too...
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    started a topic First commission?

    First commission?

    I was asked today if I would carve a house sign for an acquaintance. He wanted a 22”x8”x1” board with 8 letters to scale nicely on it. He also wanted it weather proofed, possibly stained and possibly letters painted black or burnt.
    We settled on Iroko or oak for the board, and whatever...
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    started a topic Beam offcut from work

    Beam offcut from work

    My first try at power carving on an offcut of green oak that was laying on the firewood pile.
    Finished with marine epoxy resin with orange and glow in the dark green paint pigments.
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  • For tracing you could find a pattern you like, lay it over the shell and go over it with a pen pressing hard. This leaves an indent where ever your pen goes which you can then draw in, a pencil follows it nicely. Iv only tried this on softer woods so it may not work for you.
    Another option would...
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