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#161
korablik1979

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 Thank you very much for your kind words, Michael.
I agree with you. The tool plays an important role, it is a strong assistant. I have respect for those who chose a modern working methods: rotating tools or machines. I think with any tool needed skills, but I like working chisels. I try to leave traces from
 the blade, not all of their tidy. I think that it has its own special beauty.
But once again, I respect other options thread.

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Hi Alexander

 

I sent an email to your wizard using Google Translator and he responded VERY quickly with how to find more information on his tools.  Now I have to go look and do more translating, but he is definitely willing to add anyone to his client list.  It may take some time to figure what I need and to get the details on pricing and how to do a transaction, but for those interested, he seems happy to have new clients.

 

Thanks for sharing the information on contacting him.

 

Allan


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I am very glad that I could be useful. I am sure that despite the fact that I have written before, you soon will be surprised when you get a treasured parcel. It's really gorgeous instrument.
If suddenly you do not say: "I do not believe my eyes This is incredible !!!", then email me and I am ready to buy  your order. I am sure that this will not happen, because I know that this is impossible;-)).
I'm with a free conscience I can recommend this person. This is not only a wonderful artist, but also an excellent and sympathetic person.

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It turned out a strange situation. I have received several letters in private correspondence and responded to them. 
But today, suddenly  again received a 
letter from a man who just yesterday i sent a letter of reply. Of context, I realized that my answer did not reached the goal. Maybe I'm wrong somehow sent. I was not pleased, because this could happen to others. 
Maybe, and others too have not received my answers.
 If suddenly it so, I must going to ask for forgiveness. I do not want to have the impression that I do not answer and ignore your emails. If I suddenly someone offended, then I apologize for that. Believe me, it does not specifically. I'm just in case write your e-mail, you write and I will answer you with pleasure. There, I certainly know how to send emails.
 
e-mail: korablik1979@gmail.com

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Alexander, yet another thanks for the clear explanation of how you work. I'm hitting myself in the forehead, I have many diamond points for rotary tools, but I never thought of using them in a pin vise.

 

Also, now I have to get a set of those carving tools too. Sigh.

 

I'm just starting with ships, haven't yet carved a figurehead, but I have considerable experience with chip carving.

 

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I also have made some of my own tools, this is my general-use knife, it has a blade Ron Hock of Hock Tools made for me, wenge wood handle, and a brass balance piece that I turned on my little lathe.

 

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And this is my X-acto replacement. I have a clear design in my head for a v2 that I want to try to talk Ron Hock into making and selling, basically a quick-change knife like an X-acto but with much heavier blades in various shapes made by Ron Hock, intended to be sharpened and should last for years.

 

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Hello!
You have beautiful thread!
I look and admire. Immediately I remembered my college when I studied the different types of thread. In Russia, too, has a similar carving technique. It is considered one of the national forms of creativity. And she called geometrical carving. I so wanted to go back to my student days. It's miserably it's impossible. Thank you, that you have shown your work. I liked your job, so I probably can not.

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Thanks Alexander. Since I use basswood, if nothing else it teaches you to sharpen an edge. A couple of those very thin parts in the middle are cross grain, so the edge has to be seriously sharp to do that and leave a good surface with all fibers cleanly cut. When I'm doing this I strop the knife every 5-10 minutes and resharpen it every 45 minutes at most. And that's using a knife with excellent steel at Rc62, I don't suggest trying it with anything less.

 

In case anyone wondered about Ron Hock's tools, 95% of the carving above was done with the detail carver knife at the top of this page (I don't use a big fat knife like most chip carvers do). Except that I modified the handle and the shape of the blade a bit. I sharpen it for basswood at a very fine angle so there's basically no separate bevel, the two sides of the blade converge on the edge. That fine an edge won't hold for long no matter the steel, hence the requirement for constant resharpening.

 

Geometrical carving is a good phrase for it, another would be "stupid tricks you can do with a compass" :) The outer decoration in that carving is divided into 14 sections of exactly 25.7183 degrees, and I most surely didn't do that with a protractor.


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FYI folks, I've been going back and forth in mail with Mikhail, the maker of those tools Alexander has that we all want to steal from him, and I have some more info for those interested.

 

He's making these tools from high quality taps made with R6M5 steel and although he didn't say, that should put the Rc hardness at 63 or maybe 64, so these will be like Japanese tools, very sharp but you definitely don't want to twist the tool in the wood as the cutting edges will be fragile.

 

R6M5 is a high speed steel with the normal chrome/moly of HSS, but also high in tungsten and vanadium, the edges should hold for a really long time. On the down side, not at all an easy steel to sharpen with hand methods, but that shouldn't be a problem with these small tools - you really don't need to remove much metal. I'm not sure I would like a 1" straight chisel made out of this steel, but seems to me a very good choice for a micro carving tool. Also many say HSS simply can't take and edge as sharp as A1/O1 simple steels, but the difference is going to be really minimal with these tiny cutting edges, offset by the high quality and consistency of steel from a well made tap, and he says the supply he has is very good. And remember Alexander is all excited about them and that's good enough for me.

 

 


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Lovely work Alexander.


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Beautiful work Alexander! You are a master carver*


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Thank you very much


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Minerva statue.
for the seventy-four gun ship (monograph Jean Boudriot)  
wood: pear
Scale: 1:48
Size height: 9 cm
 
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Where did the drawings come from Alexander, is that a 3d model or just sketches from different angles?

 

And of course the carving is completely beautiful.


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Thank you for rating.
The drawings in this book
 
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Alexander,

 

Your work is outstanding. Especially do to the scale and size. Have you ever done a full scale sculpture?

 

If Michael Angelo were here, I believe he would say "how did you do that.............that's exceptional, outstanding, would you teach me".

 

Your work should go in a museum.

 

Eddie


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Thank you, Eddie.
You're too kind to me. Before Mikellandzhelo me very far. I love to be considered antique sculptures. If it were possible, I would gladly settled in Moscow, in the Pushkin Museum, the Hermitage or some other museum, where i can every day to see the magnificent sculpture. I agree life to any small closet.
Good thing there is the internet, where you can find many images and photos without leaving the table.
 
I can see their mistakes, and they probably have in any of my work. There is always a desire to do a little bit wrong, how it happened.
 
You ask about the large sculpture? At the height of the human? Such I never did. But maybe one day I will be offered to participate in this order. Even interesting.
By my standards, this Minerva is very big. Even more size was only a figure of the British lion. Most models of the ships make smaller. Later I'll show you how it looks Minerva next to other figures.

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Hi Alexander very wonderful work.


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Hello Alberto.
I'm glad that you liked.

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