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Old 14-01-17   #1 (permalink)
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Butterfly

Carved this Butterfly from a ring of Oak, its 24 ins across the wingspan, the customer wanted it rustic to put against an old tree stump they have in their garden.
Not a carving revelation but i had a couple of orders from passers by as i was carving it.

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Really nice mate well done.
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Nice bit of work there. Well done. Are the antennas delicate using cross cut log slices?
What's the table/clamp underneath it? Always looking for more kit to spend my money on !

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Nice bit of work there. Well done. Are the antennas delicate using cross cut log slices?
What's the table/clamp underneath it? Always looking for more kit to spend my money on !

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The antennas i left full thickness to the very end, then cut them to about an inch thickness before finishing them off with a finger sander.

The table underneath is a Draper 1.5 ton hydraulic motorbike scissor jack, with a 1 metre lift via a foot pedal. I welded a chequered plate to the top with a 2 inch self tapping bolt vertically welded from the centre. I drill a small hole in my logs then self tap them onto the bolt/plate to hold them while i carve. works well for me and gives me the height i need for the smaller carvings.
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Nice one, I've already thought of half a dozen other uses I could put this table to. Me and paypal will be getting on just fine - again.
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Nice one Ian. Did you cut the wings right through on the angle to relieve shrinkage/splitting?

I use a sacrificial slab of plywood between the carving and the welded plate, save a lot of sharpening
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Nice one Ian. Did you cut the wings right through on the angle to relieve shrinkage/splitting?

I use a sacrificial slab of plywood between the carving and the welded plate, save a lot of sharpening
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Yes the wings are cut through to within an inch of the body, it's the antennas I'm worried about, I soaked them in oil to try and stop any cracks

I use a piece of kitchen work top, chip wood, doesn't last but does the job
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