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jmischel
jmischel
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Last Activity: 06-02-2020, 11:28 PM
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  • jmischel
    replied to Oak burl bowl
    Thanks, Glenn. I'll give it some thought. Will post the result, whatever I decide....
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  • jmischel
    replied to Novice work
    All nice carvings. I'm partial to the comfort birds, of course, but I've done several of the others. I started one of those little turtles in cedar, but a friend came over and the turtle went into the "to be finished" pile.

    Your little people are much better than mine. You might...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Oak burl bowl
    "Visually dizzying" is a good way to put it, Bill. Even after pouring several days of my life into this piece, I'm mesmerized by all that's going on in there.

    Yes, these two burls were really great finds. Probably my best so far, and that's saying something. I've had some really...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Oak burl bowl
    Well, if you put it that way . . .

    Thanks, Brian. Yeah, the burls were a lucky find. One of the cutoffs is where I got the burl bird that I posted last year.

    I'll go ahead and take it to 220....
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  • jmischel
    started a topic Oak burl bowl

    Oak burl bowl

    This is the larger of two oak burls that I collected from a friend's property about four years ago. I rough carved both about a week later, and put them up in the garage rafters to dry. I finished the smaller one about 18 months later and gave it to my friend in thanks for the burls.

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  • jmischel
    replied to Bark Girl Face
    That's sure a nice face, Joe. And ya just gotta love cottonwood bark. You get used to making adjustments.

    Jim
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  • jmischel
    replied to Tupelo
    Somebody had warned me about Tupelo, saying that it doesn't carve well with a knife. I used the power carver to make one of my 100 Birds with it. I had a little left over, so I tried working it with a knife. My experience was similar to what you described. That leftover went into the scrap bin, which...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Dog on a dime
    I have a magnifier. With good lighting....
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  • jmischel
    replied to Oak log coffee table W.I.P.
    Interesting idea, Sappy. Unfortunately that's not possible. Behind the crack is a void, then heartwood, then the hollow part. The void is where the termites were eating....
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  • jmischel
    replied to Oak log coffee table W.I.P.
    Claude and Chuck

    I'll look into the staples idea. Thanks. I'm still considering doweling from the bottom, but it's kind of tricky.

    The piece below the crack is not solid at all. It moves if I grab hold of it, and it wouldn't be hard to break it off. I'm not really worried about...
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  • jmischel
    started a topic Dog on a dime

    Dog on a dime

    A friend made a 1:24 scale dollhouse for his daughters. I thought they needed a pet.

    Pecan, 1 inch tall.

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  • jmischel
    replied to Sycamore table base W.I.P.
    I finished the table back in February, and forgot to take pictures. It was supposed to be auctioned for a charity function in March, but that got canceled. So it sits in a storage area for now.

    I tried all kinds of different things for a support. Finally settled on that piece of pipe and...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Oak log coffee table W.I.P.
    No, the cracked piece doesn't support anything. I just think the table wouldn't look as good with that piece gone....
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  • jmischel
    started a topic Oak log coffee table W.I.P.

    Oak log coffee table W.I.P.

    Helped a friend take down a dead oak tree a few years back, and ended up with a log about 4 feet long. Figured it'd make a good coffee table. I attacked it with the angle grinder and other implements of destruction, and now the top is approximately flat.


    It's 51 inches long, 13 inches...
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  • That's a great find! I love high water deliveries. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Jim
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