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Chuck's carving attempts - #11 blades and micro chisels


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Jack12477

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I picked up a couple of packages of Alpha Abrasives brand foam sanding sticks about 1/8 square  x 6 1/2" long at Hobby Lobby - they come in a variety of grades one side is one grade opposite side is another grade, example 100/180, 120/240  - they come 12 to a package and are color coded for ease of identifying. They are good for small work. About $4.00 a package.


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Thanks,  I do know about those but never thought about using them on wood.

 

I've seen the bird carvings that Frank (Mahuna) has made, and I'm not sure there are proper adjectives to do them justice, so I'm going to say that they work really well on wood with the right artist driving.  :)


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Chuck,

 

I may have missed it, but what scale/size are your carvings?

 

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There is a download in the other forum on signing up....it shows them the actual size.


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I am curious could you just do this with a flexi file, miniature diamond files, mini chisels and Squadron files?


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Maybe....but I am going to leave it as it seems to look just fine after I applied the wipe on poly.   They are removed from the base so I dont want to mess with them at this point.  but maybe I will try on the others I have yet to start.


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Don9of11

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Chuck, these carvings look very thin. What precautions did you take to keep from breaking them?
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Nothing other than gluing them to the base before carving.


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Sent of for my carving blanks yesterday .Looking forward to this project.


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They were mailed yesterday.  Good luck on your carving.

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your carvings look fine to me Chuck. but i have no idea how you can finish them whilst still on a mounting board, how can you get the roundness at the edges, as i said on my post i dont use mounting boards, heres a pic of my Vic stern carving, it is slightly less the 1/32 thick but not much, as for the finish i just scrape my blade sideways to smooth it out, when we are dealing with carvings as delicate as these we have to reach a equilibrium to are own satisfaction, and by the way i dont have big fingers

 

 

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I prefer a mounting board to prevent the small thin sections from breaking while carving.   Everyone works differently.  But sometimes it achieves the same result.  Whatever is most comfortable I guess.

 

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yes Chuck i totally agree, and only practice makes perfect, and hats off to you for starting this very under practiced skill. i am by no means a master carver and  whatever i can give i will but not only that I`m looking in on this great topic to improve my skills.. cheers Chuck..


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The finished work is fantastic Chuck, But you are spoiling all of us beginners!


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So beautiful, nearly unbeleaveable Chuck,   :)

 

how do you mount / glue the lasered rough carving to the board for doing the fine carving and sanding work on it ?, so that it is removeable afterwards without breaking the fragile artwork to pieces ?

 

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Thank you very much....

 

See this topic for mounting........

 

http://modelshipworl...-when-finished/


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       Royal Barge - POF scratch

 

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I'm just learning about you all, I am still struggling with the terms.
I do understand your tug of war here, and can see it, even with sanding cord the size of dental floss, it would seem to add more obstacles, not for the eight arm man.
There is a saw that is used for jewelry making, a lot smaller than a coping saw, but same basic thing, if you were to look into the blades, you should find round blades for this saw, for everything from cleaning, shaping and polishing.
From what I see here you are in great shape. Just keep charting the waters.
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You know what, while your looking that up, if it's not on speed dial, while you are looking at the jewelry tools look into the picks, like dental picks.
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Chuck:  what about sanding string to pull thru some places ??

 

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Maybe...but as you can see by the photos it really isnt needed...they cleaned up real nice and look even better in person...


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Current build - HMS Winchelsea - POB scratch build

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       Royal Barge - POF scratch

 

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