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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Woody's Avatar
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    Bumping these , because they're just beautiful.

    Love them grumpy old fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Bumping these , because they're just beautiful.

    Love them grumpy old fellas.
    Hi Woody amazed that this thread is still active! Especially as I have neglected it for so long, my apologies.
    So what have you all carved lately, any samples to offer up? Rob (wild tracks) and David asked what I finish my carvings with, I did reply but I thought it might be useful here too.

    when you are reasonably happy with your carving, (but remember your best one is always next!) apply a of wood dye if needed depending on the wood type, Holly or Ash for instance are very light almost white! When that is dry rub in a clear oil, boiled linseed or teak oil etc.

    Now here's a tip to add another dimension to your carvings, when you have applied the stain immediately wipe across the surface of the carving with a cloth, so your taking most of the stain off, but leaving it in the creases and low areas. What this does is give your carved face natural highlights, much better than a solid block of colour, when that has dried you can rub the oil in. Here's a couple of examples.





    Last edited by woodspirits; 01-03-2017 at 09:39 PM.
    give more than you take

    Woodspirit Carving



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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Woody's Avatar
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    Lovely stuff!!
    Thank you Stephen , for reviving this .
    I love your work , and the reiki explains why these fellas got so much personality ....👍

    I also like to see that you keep , (what appears to be?) , some rose quartz, amethyst and quartz up on the shelf of your workshop!
    Maybe the one on the right is a celendine ?

    Either way, thank you for the tips on the finish ! That along with post#5 is a perfect way to have a go...


    Unfortunately I haven't tried again yet, but it's high up on the " must do" list ..
    As soon as I have another go , I'll post it here!

    Thank you Stephen , blessed be!

    🌞

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    These have been out of stock for a while, but they are back again now. I ordered some yesterday and they arrived this morning just using the standard 1.00 postage and packing.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster...ool-set-200112
    Last edited by SteveW; 16-03-2017 at 09:11 AM.

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    That link is broken buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    That link is broken buddy.
    Fixed it now, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveW View Post
    These have been out of stock for a while, but they are back again now. I ordered some yesterday and they arrived this morning just using the standard 1.00 postage and packing.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster...ool-set-200112
    great starter kit Steve w and ideal for small projects, Look forward to seeing the results.
    give more than you take

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    Thumbs up

    I've just started carving woodspirits, on my second one. Still a LONG way to go. These are amazing, well done!

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