Lion Carving with Metal Coating

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Project by PapaGary1 posted 01-17-2022 06:03 PM 555 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest carving that I thought I would two-tone it with the powder metal coating I’ve been doing in previous projects, Bronze and Stainless Steel. It looks a lot better in real life than what’s in the pictures. I carved it using MDF. Size is 18” x 7” x 13” tall.


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#1 posted 01-17-2022 07:30 PM

Really nice and good looking. Well done.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 01-17-2022 09:43 PM

Looking good!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 01-17-2022 09:48 PM

That is an impressive looking beast.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 01-17-2022 10:28 PM

That is unique. The finished carving looks good.

I’m always amazed at what all of the wood carver’s can do. I have watched some live demo’s here and there. How you know what to cut away and what to leave mystifies me. On a good day I can get a point on a stick, that’s as good as it gets for me.

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#6 posted 01-17-2022 11:39 PM

So do you mix the metal powder into the resin or apply the resin and sort of dust the powder onto the surface?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#7 posted 01-18-2022 01:21 PM

So do you mix the metal powder into the resin or apply the resin and sort of dust the powder onto the surface?

- Lazyman

The powder metal is mixed 3 to 1 (metal to resin). On this model I mixed 300 grams of powder to 100 grams of resin, using a scale I got from Amazon. Sprayed on with an oversized nozzle on a cup spray gun. After the resin is set, I buff it off with a 400-grit steel wool pad until the metal shows through.


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#8 posted 01-20-2022 09:33 PM

That thing is awesome, from the carving to the finish….very impressive piece, congratulations

-- Mike

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