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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 09:53 PM
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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-11-2014, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Had to do some pics for an art history class so why not post some? Definitely not the same quality as my friend, but I try.




Also the angelfish are done. I feel like getting rid of them as soon as possible though...that wonky fin that one fish has bugs me waaay too much
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That's awesome. I like the rings.
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post #19 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-11-2014, 07:45 AM
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Extremely cool, can you carve driftwood rings, or figurines?
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I've never tried carving figurines before, so I might be able to do them. I do tend to suck with human figures though, my best have been Buddhas with a few wonky proportions.

As far as driftwood goes, it might be difficult. Personally I find it really hard carving something without a consistently dense wood, and driftwood tends to have soft and hard spots, along with very loose grain. I'm not saying it can't be done, since I've seen some truly magnificent driftwood carvings, I'm just saying I might not be able to.

But hey, I like experimenting, so all things miiiiiight be possible
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I'm not saying that tiny animals are addicting or fun, but I made two ducks last night, and sanded a bear and a dolphin. The skunk is for later today.
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Do you sell them?
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Do you sell them?
I'm not sure if posting a link to my Etsy shop is allowed on here, but yes, do sell some of my carvings, particularly the rings. I'm trying to build up enough of the itty bitty critters so I can sell them as well. My shop name is WoodGrain Rings, feel free to look for me if you so wish.
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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 03:44 PM
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When I went to the All Aquarium Catfish Convention there was a British man there that had some pretty epic pleco carving. Here is a photo I found of his:





The pictures don't do how much detail he put into these justice.

I think his name was Brian Walsh.


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Those are fantastic! Fish carving is a HUGE deal (almost as much as duck and decoy carving), but I've never really gotten into it too much because it's so competitive, and the fish that are usually carved are sports fish. I have thought about trying my hand at betta macrostomas or betta albimarginatas though, those seem a bit more managable size and shape wise. I just don't want to try something too small or too large, I had enough issues with the angelfish! (although in all fairness, that was my first time carving angels, a pair of fish, or something that complex)
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Working on finishing up (meaning it still needs a finish) a pyrography project based on this picture by Majerah1. I burned it on an old cutting board I got for $.99 at GoodWill. I actually prefer the cut up and imperfect look, I think it adds more character.

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That is a great replication onto the cutting board! If you pyro any Mallard or Wood ducks on a square board, post it up, I'd be interested! The rose box is still a hit! She keeps her earrings in it by the bed.
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I'm really glad to hear that! It's always nice hearing how people think of stuff after they've had it for awhile. And uhh...I do have a larger square cutting board. And I hadn't thought of a design for it yet. I do recommend that these boards not be used for cutting food on, but the circular bird board makes a nice trivet, and both of the other cutting boards could be hung.
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