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tbox61
tbox61
Carving beats working!
Last Activity: Today, 08:20 AM
Joined: 01-27-2005
Location: Bob Dole Country
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  • tbox61
    replied to Trying my hand at an elf
    Great work! Love the finish!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Hillbilly Santa
    Woodburner...I use acrylics thinned with a Matte Acrylic Medium I get at Hobby Lobby. I switched to that from thinning with water and I don't have the problem of paint bleed from one area to the next, and find that the paint goes on smoother than with water.

    Joe...the fur design was a...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Black walnut finish
    Chuck...as I sit in my office, I am looking at a clock I made with the help of my father-in-law that is made of Black Walnut. I finished it with several coats of Tung oil that I hand rubbed, followed up with Satin Polyurethane, and then a good coat of MinWax paste wax.

    It really brought...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Hillbilly Santa
    Thanks, everyone! I will keep posting stuff as I get it finished!
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  • tbox61
    started a topic Hillbilly Santa

    Hillbilly Santa

    Here is what a Santa looks like in the backwoods...this one comes from a pattern from Mike Shipley's Carving Country Folk, and is actually the Odie character. I reworked the pattern a bit to come up with this look!

    His nose is a blend of Medium Flesh and Flesh tone, his beard is Chocolate...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 03-31-2020, 01:15 PM.

  • tbox61
    replied to Sharing a thought.
    Here in the very center of Kansas, we just received the news there is the first confirmed case in our county. I am a banker, so I am working in an 'Essential Business' as noted by our Governor, so I have to be at work.

    I am cautiously optimistic that this thing will pass, but one thing...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Never to early
    Very nice carving! Good Job!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Wood spirit
    Very well done!
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  • tbox61
    replied to My first foray into power carving
    Very, very nice! I have a Foredom still in the box waiting to try out. Keep the projects coming!
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  • tbox61
    started a topic Another snowman

    Another snowman

    Here is a snowman from Mike Shipley's pattern...he is the happy little snowman project in the book, Carving Snowmen and Santas. I took the hat off of the 'Snowman in a Tophat', and put it on this guy.

    Haven't painted the hat band yet until I get with my wife and see what cloth swatches...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 03-27-2020, 09:02 AM.

  • tbox61
    replied to Do you remember?
    For me, Randy, that was last weekend! With everything shutting down, we took the time to clean the basement and it allowed me to set up a painting station in my man cave and get rid of stuff I should have tossed years ago!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Making fish and staying home.
    Way to go, Ed! Kansas Wildlife and Parks stocked trout in our local city lake here, but our city has closed the park, so I can't go fishing! I may have to take up carving trout before this thing is all over!

    I am relegated to carving, painting, and getting my deer rifles ready for the...
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  • tbox61
    replied to New Projects
    Wow! Tremendous carvings!
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  • What little power carving I have done has been accomplished with a Dremel 395. I upgraded to a Foredom 1/6th HP power carving kit for Christmas a couple of years ago.

    I am setting myself up to get all of these things before I retire. My father in law contracted COPD from years of not having...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 03-18-2020, 03:14 PM.

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  • tbox61
    started a topic Cowboy Snowman pin or magnet

    Cowboy Snowman pin or magnet

    Since everything is going on with this crazy crisis, I am taking Randy's advice and turning out some carvings! I am an avid reader, and they have even shut down our local library, so I am fresh out of library books!

    I am a pattern tinkerer, and I have previously posted some pics here of...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 03-18-2020, 10:19 AM.
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