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jmischel
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  • jmischel
    replied to Found an aspen log
    Nice carving. And it looks like you have plenty of wood left for more.

    I love carving Aspen. I grew up in Colorado, and have fond memories of sitting around the campfire at Boy Scout summer camp, whittling. The only available woods there were pine and aspen, and the pine was usually either...
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  • Lookin' good, Scott. Keep on carving. I'm happy to know that box of wood went to somebody who can use it.
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  • jmischel
    replied to keeping it simple somewhat
    Rick, I couldn't agree more. I started out carving figures and faces and such. It was fun for a while, but I didn't much enjoy it. I still carve faces now and then, but don't really try to make them realistic. They're just fun doodles for me.

    I quickly gravitated toward more abstract or...
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  • jmischel
    replied to giving back
    I lost three trees in a drought about 10 years ago. I haven't planted any new, but I've allowed a China Berry, an Elm, and a couple of Mesquite trees to grow in the yard rather than mowing them down.
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  • jmischel
    replied to More osage orange
    An excellent suggestion. I just happen to have a chunk of pear here . . .

    Jim...
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  • jmischel
    replied to More osage orange
    Thanks, everybody, for the kind words. Yes, Osage Orange is very beautiful. I don't get to work with it often, but I certainly enjoy it when I can. Come to think of it, I might have a bit more of that root out back on the slab. And I know I have one more block that's about 2 x 4 x 10 (inches, not feet)....
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  • jmischel
    started a topic More osage orange

    More osage orange

    A friend in Kansas (I'm in Texas) told me that he had some Osage Orange root from a tree he had removed. His wife was coming to TX to visit her son, so they loaded it in the back of her SUV and she dropped it off on her way through. My friend told me that in return he wanted me to carve a bird for him,...
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    Last edited by jmischel; 08-30-2019, 09:39 AM.

  • You're getting really good at those faces, Scott. Nice work.

    Jim...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Found wood Walnut platter
    Thanks, Bob. The Walnut was one of my better finds, no doubt. Maple, Birch, and Beech would make for some great pieces, too. We have plenty of Cedar and Juniper around here, some of which can be pretty nice. Especially the Eastern Red Cedar. Some Pine, but it's hard to find large, intact, pieces because...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Wormy Black Walnut
    That's beautiful work, pallin. I love the look of carvings or turnings in wormy wood. Every one is unique. You did a great job on that bowl. I'm glad the wood held together for you....
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  • jmischel
    replied to Wooden Knives
    Nice work! I've carved countless fixed-blade knives (letter openers). Might have to give a folding knife a try.

    Jim
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  • jmischel
    replied to problem child
    Wow, Bob, you touch on something there that has bothered me since I started carving 10 or so years ago. People saying things like, "You're so lucky. I wish I had talent like that." Luck has nothing to do with it, and talent very little. It's all about perseverance and practice. Study, thought,...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Sycamore table base W.I.P.
    Thanks, Merle. Yes, it is a lot of hard work. But, I enjoy it, and it keeps me out of trouble. Mostly. As long as I don't spend too much on new tools....
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  • jmischel
    replied to Sycamore table base W.I.P.
    I spend a lot of time looking. Mostly see junk. But now and then I find something really cool....
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  • jmischel
    replied to Found wood Walnut platter
    Here's the front after one coat of oil absorbed. That thing is thirsty! I figure I'll go through a quart and a half, maybe two quarts of oil before I'm done.

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  • jmischel
    replied to Osage Orange wall hanging
    JoeB - Thanks. I've always been fascinated by the shapes of found wood. It's just in the past few years I've learned that I can peel away the outside to reveal the hidden beauty.

    Bill - Thank you. I noticed the eye, too. In fact, there are two of them. The other is in the upper-right, which...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Osage Orange wall hanging
    My pleasure.

    Jim...
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  • jmischel
    replied to Sycamore table base W.I.P.
    With one notable exception, I haven't needed more than one person to help me collect anything. This one was so waterlogged that I needed some help carrying it 100 yards to my truck. Now it weighs 20 or 30 pounds. The big table base with the glass on it that I showed a few weeks ago required one person...
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  • jmischel
    started a topic Sycamore table base W.I.P.

    Sycamore table base W.I.P.

    Another from the backlog. I found this piece of Sycamore down by the creek after the Memorial Day floods of 2016. I brought it home, let it dry, and did some cleanup and rough shaping.

    It's next on the list to be completed.

    The piece is about 30" long, 12" wide, and...
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  • jmischel
    started a topic Osage Orange wall hanging

    Osage Orange wall hanging

    Another one from the backlog . . .

    I was at a friend's place a few years back, hoping to harvest a dead cedar tree for a larger project. That tree turned out to be hollow, which was kind of a drag, but the trip wasn't without some benefits. Todd told me that there was a tree on the property...
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