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tbox61
Carving beats working!
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  • Patriotic and sharp! Good job!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Another Santa and a Snowman
    Tinwood,
    That is something I picked up from Arlene's videos. Pretty simple to do...you start off going around around the ball on an angle with your v-tool, and keep going around at that same angle with each row until you get to the very middle. It really looks good once they are painted, and...
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  • Irishman...since you are already in Canada, you might check out Chipping Away's Ultimate Sharpener/Honer. I have one, and it is wonderful!
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  • tbox61
    started a topic Another Santa and a Snowman

    Another Santa and a Snowman

    Here are some more of the bounty I have worked up in the last month since my surgery.

    Both are Arlene Zomer patterns. The first is a little snowman that will become an ornament. He is wearing a scarf around his neck, and it will be painted to match the hatband on his floppy hat! I just...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 06-15-2018, 10:26 AM.

  • tbox61
    replied to Hillbilly Santa and Nativity
    Dileon...thank you! My experience is nothing like what you have endured! If it wouldn't be for a good book and wood carving, I would go stir crazy!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Hillbilly Santa and Nativity
    Wayne and Merle...thanks for the kind words...you are right, I would rather be doing other things that sitting on my behind with an ice pack on my back!

    Wayne...that is a 140 class Kansas whitetail...last one my dad shot before he passed in 1977. Biggest bodied deer I have ever seen in...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Shipley Country Bear
    I think it looks great! I took a class from Mike some years back, and found his mantra quite refreshing...he said, 'Add enough detail to keep it interesting, but keep it simple enough to make it fun!!'.

    Most all of my carvings center around Jack Price' style and Mike's style...if I never...
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  • Nicely done! I like the feather...that had to be tough to carve!
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  • tbox61
    started a topic Hillbilly Santa and Nativity

    Hillbilly Santa and Nativity

    Folks,
    I had my second back surgery since last August on May 11th, so I have been able to do nothing but wood carving this past month. This time I had a fusion, so I will be in a brace for 2 more months, and then another 3 months of no bending, lifting or twisting. It hurts my pride to sit in...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 06-12-2018, 09:24 AM.

  • tbox61
    replied to Detail Knife
    Helvie or Deepwoods Ventures...I have two Deepwoods detail knifes, and they are very functional and very sharp.

    Just my .02!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Mod Podge
    Haven't heard of that since 7th grade art class in 1974...didn't even know you could still get it!
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  • tbox61
    replied to New member with Burl wood questions
    I have used DemBart Continental Stock and Checkering oil. It really does a good job hardening the wood when gunsmiths use it on fine line checkering. I have used it a lot on knife handles, and it does a great job of bringing out the grain. I usually sand with 320 or 400 wet when I use it...hope that...
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  • No disrespect to anyone responding, but if you want the best, then you need to check out Hawk scroll saws. They are made here in Central Kansas, and are expensive, but if you are going to spend a lot of time on a scroll saw, they are definitely worth a look.

    Nothing against Delta or DeWalt....
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  • Great idea! When I was making handles for carving knife blades, I drilled a round hold for some of my blades. I bought a plug cutter at Woodcraft, and then split the plug with the band saw. I then put 1/2 of each plug on either side of the blade after filling the hole with epoxy and then backsawed...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Pumice Powder
    I have tried this on my knife handles and I think it would probably work well with what you are trying to do. I use 400 wet sandpaper and DemBart Continental Stock and Checkering OIl, It puts a really, really hard finish on whatever you use it on. I follow up with 0000 steel wool and paste wax. I have...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 05-29-2018, 01:36 PM.

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  • I typically by my basswood in sticks 4X4X12. I expect blemish free, but as a conservative guy, I would have not problems buying wood with blemishes at a reduced price. I have a 14" bandsaw, so I can cut around blemishes, and my projects range in various sizes, so I can work around with my pa...
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  • My passion is teaching Hunter Education. I have been teaching here in Kansas for almost 30 years. I also teach gun safety classes, and enjoy teaching new/young students how to shoot and handle firearms safely.

    I hunt mostly anything we can hunt here in our part of Kansas, except waterfowl--don't...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Do not use steel wool
    You might consider using a crinkled up brown paper bag. It really does a good job, and you don't get too much removal like you would with a ScotchBrite pad or fine sand paper. I would also suggest using a tack cloth between 'sandings'...
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