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Spiral block

Post by Doug51 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:24 am

Whittled out my first hollow spiral block with my Case seahorse whittler
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Re: Spiral block

Post by dlr110 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:38 am

Very good job!!! ::tu::
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Re: Spiral block

Post by Doc B » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:39 am

That's impressive! Basswood? ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Spiral block

Post by Doug51 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:52 am

Doc B wrote:That's impressive! Basswood? ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Yes. Thanks.

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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:39 am

Wow, that is pretty neat. A lot of work too!
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Re: Spiral block

Post by Doug51 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:25 am

OLDE CUTLER wrote:Wow, that is pretty neat. A lot of work too!
Thanks. It sure was but I think I could cut my time in half now that I have made one. :D

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Post by Steve Warden » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:31 am

Very cool! I'm impressed!!
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Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:29 pm

"I'm impressed!!" Me too !
It must take a lot of determination to take on and complete what looks to be a difficult carving.
I would like to know if you started a few, 'wrecked' them and then started over ? "wrecked" = carved out wood that should have been left in place.
And, about how many hours from block of Basswood to what we see in picture ?
Did you use all 3 blades on the Seahorse whittler ? Did you re-sharpen part way through ?
thanks, kj

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Re: Spiral block

Post by Doug51 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:38 pm

kootenay joe wrote:"I'm impressed!!" Me too !
It must take a lot of determination to take on and complete what looks to be a difficult carving.
I would like to know if you started a few, 'wrecked' them and then started over ? "wrecked" = carved out wood that should have been left in place.
And, about how many hours from block of Basswood to what we see in picture ?
Did you use all 3 blades on the Seahorse whittler ? Did you re-sharpen part way through ?
thanks, kj
I got lucky on the first try to make one. I thought I was going to break it a couple of times.
I had to resharpen once. I used the main blade on the seahorse. I have reprofiled the edge a little knocking the shoulder off to make it carve better.
It gets very delicate torwards completion. I didn't do all the carving to once but I have about 4hrs in it. I can probably cut the time in almost half now that I've learned a lot from making one. There was what seemed like a hard spot in this block that gave me fits that made it a challenge to not break it.
Thanks to everyone for all the compliments. I post on here to learn from others and share what I've learned with anyone else who might be interested.

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Re: Spiral block

Post by doglegg » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:41 pm

Great job Doug. I kinda enjoy doing the spirals as well but they can be fragile. You did a great job on that one. Congrats. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Spiral block

Post by Doug51 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 pm

doglegg wrote:Great job Doug. I kinda enjoy doing the spirals as well but they can be fragile. You did a great job on that one. Congrats. ::nod:: ::tu::
Thanks. I learned a lot. Hoping to try something different for the next one.

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Re: Spiral block

Post by orvet » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:49 pm

Nice job but way beyond my skill level! I marvel at people that carve things like that!
I'm happy if I can do a half way job carving up a prime rib, enough to get it in my mouth. :mrgreen:
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Re: Spiral block

Post by Doug51 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:34 am

orvet wrote:Nice job but way beyond my skill level! I marvel at people that carve things like that!
I'm happy if I can do a half way job carving up a prime rib, enough to get it in my mouth. :mrgreen:
Thanks. Prime rib is some of the best things to carve! ::tu::
I'm just a beginner learning as I go. I think you would be surprised at what you could do. Prime rib is good practice

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