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About stuckinthemud

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  • Birthday 21/03/1968

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    South Wales
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    woodcarver, bowyer
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    carving instructor, teacher and dyslexia support tutor
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    just wow!
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    just completed this one

    I carved down to relieve the stems from the flowers which were rounded over and then I hollowed out the leaves but all you could see in the photo was a dark brown mass of shadow, so I'm afraid I deleted it. The main function of all that work was to take the sides out of the viewers' lines of sight and make everything look lighter and more delicate from the front but it does look good if someone takes it down off the wall for a closer look.
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    just completed this one

    Hi everyone; this has been distracting me for a few weeks, all finished now, carved front and back from recycled mahogany.
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    The Gruffalo's Child

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    Rottweiler bench

    Very nice, thanks for posting it
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    Oak floor offcuts

    I've just been given a couple of carrier bags of oak boards that used to be a porch floor cut into lengths of between 12" and 18". First question, any idea how to strip the glue off? Second question; I've no idea what to do with the stuff; what could I use it for?
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    Hi Guys, Just finished up carving this little guy; it looks a lot better in the real world than it does in the photos, makes me smile when I walk past it. All done with the saw, except for the eyes. Bit disappointed with the feet but I'm fairly happy with the rest. Wife wants me to carve a few more 'just like that' ready for Christmas.....Any comments welcome, positive or negative, that can improve my technique? Oh and credit where credit is due; I did lots of research for this project but the penguin carving posted by Woodwizard was a major influence on the pose I decided on for my carving.
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    New to this forum

    like that, really nice.
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    customised my pocket knife

    Thanks for that, I tried a quick search and I think the marks come back as steel axe with lacquered handle; I'll still keep a watch out for a German hatchet though, just in case :-D
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    customised my pocket knife

    I think you can get them in stainless and also in carbon steel, I have a couple I bought recently in high carbon steel. OSM, it sounds like your hatchet is in a really good quality steel; what make is it? I might like to keep a look out for one.
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    customised my pocket knife

    No idea! Mine (its a carbon one) seems to take an acceptable edge.
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    customised my pocket knife

    I love the blades on opinels but I found the handle on mine (number 6) was too short. Wasn't too difficult to take the knife apart and put back together; made a fun little weekend project.
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    Snake bark maple & Holm oak

    Not far from Cardiff. What sort of length are the stems? and just to show my ignorance, what's dbh mean?
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    customised my pocket knife

    The black is buffalo horn and the white is holly; the scroll-work I scratched in and inked with a 'sticky' ink fine roller-ball pen. I scraped off the ink on the surface of the wood so only the etched-in pattern is left to give a nice sharp edge that won't rub off with use. I needed to avoid a runny-ink as it would spread along the wood-grain. finish is danish-oil
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    customised my pocket knife

    I spent some time recently making a new handle for my Opinel folding pocket knife. Ilex and buffalo-horn with an engraved pattern. Total length is 10cm.


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