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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Took the Chinese man 4 years to carve. Note that these pieces were not glued in, they were carved out of the log. That's the artistic part I admire, the ability to see what's in the wood and only carving out the bits you don't need. Fascinating.

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  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,951 Senior Member
    i made 3 children from the same piece of wood
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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,643 Senior Member
    That is impressive, Buffy. Thanks for sharing. Eyeing up any of the trees in the backyard?
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Heck yes. Although most of my whittling boils down to scraping the bark of a limb with a dull knife.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Heck yes. Although most of my whittling boils down to scraping the bark of a limb with a dull knife.

    Enough with the metaphors about procreating!
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Procreate you, mother procreator!
  • Buffco wrote: »
    Heck yes. Although most of my whittling boils down to scraping the bark of a limb with a dull knife.

    No spitting?
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    No spitting?

    You can't whittle without spitting. Of course there's spitting.
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member
    quite the example of traditional Chinese carving. The old lacquer carvings are simply incredible.


    i am sooo glad this wasn't a chainsaw "carving." I can't stand 98% of it. I think that I'll be able to carve again once this second thumb heals. I have some nice pieces of Basswood waiting for me.
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • Buffco wrote: »
    You can't whittle without spitting. Of course there's spitting.

    I'm trying to make sure my stereotypes remain intact.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Took the Chinese man 4 years to carve.

    Nobody's made a $3.99 at Walmart joke yet?

    We need Monkey back.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,955 Senior Member
    Speaking of Walmart... Whose going to get trampled for the $98 TV?

    http://investorplace.com/2013/11/walmart-tries-woo-black-friday-shoppers-98-tv/

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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,643 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »
    Speaking of Walmart... Whose going to get trampled for the $98 TV?

    http://investorplace.com/2013/11/walmart-tries-woo-black-friday-shoppers-98-tv/

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk 2

    Hate to admit, but I have 0 sympathy for any of those fools who brave the idiocy of Black Friday.
    Ok, Hex, what's the over/under on trampling deaths this year?
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    Ok, Hex, what's the over/under on trampling deaths this year?

    I'm pretty sure the o/u is all of them.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,643 Senior Member
    O, I see what you did there. Ha, ha!!!
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 7,926 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    I think that I'll be able to carve again once this second thumb heals. I have some nice pieces of Basswood waiting for me.

    I hope so.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    quite the example of traditional Chinese carving. The old lacquer carvings are simply incredible.


    i am sooo glad this wasn't a chainsaw "carving." I can't stand 98% of it. I think that I'll be able to carve again once this second thumb heals. I have some nice pieces of Basswood waiting for me.

    Do you have carving knives? I'd like to give it a try.
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Do you have carving knives? I'd like to give it a try.

    I did once, but I use(d) mostly gouges. If you try it out get good steel that will hold an edge. Crap steel is like tying one hand behind your back.
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,955 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Do you have carving knives? I'd like to give it a try.

    Dahmer asked that question once before. Look where it got him.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    I did once, but I use(d) mostly gouges. If you try it out get good steel that will hold an edge. Crap steel is like tying one hand behind your back.

    Look at this page. What would you recommend a budding woodcarver get to begin with?

    http://www.rockler.com/hand-tools/carving
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Look at this page. What would you recommend a budding woodcarver get to begin with?

    http://www.rockler.com/hand-tools/carving

    You would do better here if you are looking for knives I've never tried the flexcut tools but a lot of people use them. There is some "spring" to these which can be useful for certain things, not so great for others. I mostly had the Pfiel "Swiss made" gouges and two knives because of the cost and quality.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/category/4/1001053/1002264/Knives%20and%20Utility%20Blades.aspx
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.

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