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tlevine Carving Attempt with Hand Tools


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tlevine

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As I have never done any carving, I have decided to join this Group.  I am using a combination of a #11 scalpel blade and a 1.5 mm micro-chisel.  

 

My first step was to glue the blank onto a piece of scrap wood with yellow Elmer's.  I clamped it in place for an hour before getting to work and then scraped off most of the laser char.  As recommemded, my first task was to make the stop cuts.  The key here is to only take off a tiny piece until one is happy with the effect.  In addition to the red lines shown in Chuck's sketch, I added stop cuts on various spots of the crown, looking at what Chuck did for guidance.  Finally, I have started to smooth down the corners.  The last picture was taken to better illustrate the depth of the cuts.

 

Next, I will make up some 400 grit sanding sticks to improve the surface finish.

 

Carving1a.jpg

 

Carving2a.jpg

 

Carving3a.jpg


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Toni


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Current Build:  HMS Atalanta-1775 - 1:48 scale

Completed Build: Longboat by tlevine - 1:48 scale
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Jack12477

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Very nice Toni.  Welcome to the group.


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Current build: MS Willie L Bennett
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In dry-dock: AL 1798 US Constellation,  MS Picket Boat,  Dumas Donzi Z65 Tournament Fisherman (R/C)

Other: 1912 Hudson River Ice Yacht Manhasset - RESTORATION - Scale = Full Size, Relief Carving for Model Ships


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Uncle Si

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Very well done, Toni.

 

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Chuck

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No fair....for you its just like cutting out a gall bladder.   You must do that that ten times a week. :P

 

But seriously,  that looks very good  I hope you had fun with it.  I am curious how folks will think about the removal process.   Dunk it in some alcohol and give it a go.


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tlevine

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Chuck, I have not removed a gall bladder since 1982!  Talk to me about tonsils or sinuses...   :D

 

Once I burnish it (hopefully Thursday) I'll give it a good soak.  I don't anticipate any problems.


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Toni


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Completed Build: Longboat by tlevine - 1:48 scale
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Duffer

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Looking great, just like a tonsil should........

 

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tlevine

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I cleaned up the carving with some 400 grit wet-dry sandpaper and removed the carving from the blank by soaking in isopropanol for an hour.  As you can see, I lost the tip of the bottom of the "R".

 

Carving4a.jpg

 

Next, I gold leafed it and applied a satin sealer.  I'll try the other carving in a few weeks.  

 

Carving5a.jpg

 

 


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Toni


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Member Nautical Research and Model Society

 

Current Build:  HMS Atalanta-1775 - 1:48 scale

Completed Build: Longboat by tlevine - 1:48 scale
Gallery:  Hannah http://modelshipworl...bum/186-hannah/


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donrobinson

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Nice carving, the gold leaf is impressive very cool touch


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Jack12477

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Nice carving Toni. Like the gold leave effect also.


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Jack
 
"No one is as smart as all of us"
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Current build: MS Willie L Bennett
Completed build log(s): MS 18th Century Longboat , AL Marie Jeanne
Gallery: AL Swift , AL Armed Virginia Sloop, AL Santisima Trinidad Captain's Launch , 18th Century Longboat , AL Marie Jeanne
In dry-dock: AL 1798 US Constellation,  MS Picket Boat,  Dumas Donzi Z65 Tournament Fisherman (R/C)

Other: 1912 Hudson River Ice Yacht Manhasset - RESTORATION - Scale = Full Size, Relief Carving for Model Ships


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the learner

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Great job! you have practiced hands!


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Cheers, Guy
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