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the swivel

Post by TM » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:17 pm

This will be a swivel, if I can pull it off correctly :D

The idea is to carve a dumbell shape and have 2 boxes on each end that move independently.

We'll see how it goes......

First step is to make outlines of the design on the block
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Re: the swivel

Post by carvin don » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:19 pm

Heck TM, you'll be carving buildings and houses before long :D ::tu::
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Re: the swivel

Post by TM » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:19 pm

Here it is after a little work has been done. So far, so good.
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Re: the swivel

Post by TM » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:23 pm

Hey Don, since you mentioned it, I did build a dog house last week :D

I've managed to stay out of it so far, but I did make it big enough just in case :)

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Re: the swivel

Post by carvin don » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:26 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by dudleythetogi » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:32 am

Your off to a good start TM,I thought I was gonna beat Don to the punch with my Santas.His kinda made mine,well,look kinda spooky.
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Post by philco » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:40 am

TM wrote:Hey Don, since you mentioned it, I did build a dog house last week :D

I've managed to stay out of it so far, but I did make it big enough just in case :)
Hey TM,
How long did it take you to whittle that dog house? :lol:

You guys sure do have some talent.
I truly enjoy seeing the things you all carve.
Thanks to all of you for sharing your creations with us fumble fingered folks. ::dang::

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Post by jonet143 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:14 am

dudleythetogi wrote:Your off to a good start TM,I thought I was gonna beat Don to the punch with my Santas.His kinda made mine,well,look kinda spooky.
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:lol: greg, it's the stark lighting, black background and lack of happy colors! :lol: i like em, kinda goes with the season! there are some amazing guys on this site. ::tu::
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Re: the swivel

Post by TM » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:03 pm

philco wrote:Hey TM,
How long did it take you to whittle that dog house? :lol:

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Greg, your Santas look good ::tu:: Johnnie's right - the color and the background of the photos is what makes them seem 'spooky'. Shape the eyes a little more with a crescent shape - and they'll look like they're smiling.

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Re: the swivel

Post by texx39 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:04 pm

Hey Dudley,,,those Santa's look just like he does around my house when the bills start rolling in
Kinda sad and PO'd,,,,,LOL :cry: :evil:

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Re: the swivel

Post by carvin don » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:48 pm

Greg,

There ain't nothin' wrong with those Santa's you whittled, they look just fine to me ::tu:: . Plus, you most likely only used a knife, whereas I used various palm tools and knives on my Santa.

I have a book on carving santas, knomes, robed figures, whatever you wanna' call 'em, that is really good. I decided to carve one using only my Queen whittler, then decided to add one tool, a small u gouge to add some detail in the beard. It's amazing sometimes, what adding one simlple tool can do to the character of the carving.

These are easy and quick to do, using only a 2"x2"x6" block of wood or larger/smaller, depending on how big you wanna' make him.
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Re: the swivel

Post by dudleythetogi » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:04 am

Thanks guys
I really wanna see that swivel thing that TM is workin on when he's finished,looks more complicated than i thought after i looked at it afew more times.
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Re: the swivel

Post by TM » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:53 pm

OK - done!

What made this hard was the opening in the bottom of the cages. They ended up being larger than I wanted - but I can't see how they could be made any smaller without the aid of some special tool designed to fit in tight spaces and cut at an angle.

Anyway... here's the pics
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Re: the swivel

Post by philco » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:29 pm

Very Cool TM,

You did a super job on this project. ::tu::

You could win a few bar bets with that one.
(Betcha can't figure out how to get the barbel out of its holder) :lol:

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Post by gmusic » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:30 am

You guys have the patience of Jobe. I don't know that I could stay focused to complete that sort of work!

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