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Project by CSlabon posted 03-27-2010 05:02 AM 1764 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carved from a single eucalyptus log that came down in our big snow storm(winter 2008). Stands about a foot tall. It’s finished with wipe on poly.





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deon

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 09:38 AM

Exelent work but has the wood dried out enough

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CSlabon

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 10:15 AM

I ended up with three small cracks in the bottom that reach out about an inch from the heart. The body has been carved for about 8 or 9 months and has remained the same. I did a little studying on turning green wood and kinda tried to replicate that stradegy. At the end of each carving session, I soaked it real good with boiled linseed oil and poly. Then i put it in a plastic shopping bag, closed but not sealed completely. Seemed to keep it pretty stable. I think because of the shape, there’s a lot of endgrain exposed and it really soaked in the oil and poly. But it could just be luck. :]

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Jimthecarver

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 08:48 PM

Hey those eyes look great.
Nice to see another finished project!
Great Job.

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 09:05 PM

I like it looks great
seems to jump right
out of the water
well done

Dennis

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 12:34 AM

I have a friend who does the wooden pieces of bagpipes. He uses freshly cut wood to turn the pieces wetting them with olive oil as he goes along. It seems to work….....

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 02:04 AM

gosh, I didn’t know that Eucalyptus was that pretty in side. which veriaty is it? I think I will go wack a branch off my tree. :) very nice indeed.
Evie

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