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About wisewood

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Birthday 07/07/1969

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    sculptor & house husband
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  1. Wow, 6 pieces at £333 each not taking into account the cost of wood and delivering. They got a good deal. In future, a more realistic compromise would either be to scale them down or maybe do the core 3 figures and have them budget to add more figures each year. You did a great job considering the financial restrictions [emoji106]
  2. Really nice mate, batteries are the future. I'm interested to know their budget
  3. My speed carve and possibly the biggest bigfoot in the world created by Abbey Peterson and Andrew Mallon.
  4. It's an invitational event to raise as much as possible for cf foundation. As long as you donate a medium to large piece and an hour speed carve you can make as much inventory as possible to offset flight costs. They look after you well in Georgia. They also create teams of carvers to carve sponsor pieces for businesses who make big donations. So showing up with nothing, assisting with a sponsor carve, carving a donation plus the speed carve doesn't leave a lot of free time to create stock. I covered my flight costs so it was well worth it [emoji106]
  5. It didn't get a great price at the auction but happy to have contributed to an amazing $206,000 raised for the cystic fibrosis foundation.
  6. In America at the moment carving for an event to raise money for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Started carving this guy today in between other projects.
  7. Haha yeah I see that now[emoji106]thanks
  8. In short yes, it's good practice to nip a bit off the back of the cutters. But then so is general saw maintenance, make sure oil is getting to the chain sufficiently, dressing the bar, checking depth gauges and keeping the cutters sharp etc all ensure things are working properly [emoji106]
  9. I know it's a bit early, but I've normally already made a start on Christmas stock by now. This was filmed last year as a bit of a laugh, took 15 minutes to carve the tree and about 3 hrs to set everything up [emoji23]
  10. Good stuff, if you haven't already discovered it's very addictive and can get pretty expensive as you find new tools that assist you along the way [emoji16]
  11. Nice, really like the pose of the rabbit /hare, looks like it's about to spring off there[emoji106]
  12. A lot of Americans carve it, maybe it lasts better over there. Usually very wet in and smelly. Won't last long without chemical preservative treatment. Quite woolly, terrible to sand unless really dry.


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