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Offline Frozen Run

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2021, 07:15:28 AM »
I have to keep reminding myself that gun isn't even stained yet! It's already a showstopper in the white!

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2021, 07:21:53 AM »
Man, you've got some artistic chops and fine carving techniques there. So clean and tasty!
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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2021, 08:32:24 AM »
Very nice. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2021, 12:48:23 PM »
Beautiful, clean carving.

Best regards
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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2021, 03:51:37 PM »

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Tim, is this what you wanted to see ?

Jeff
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  Yes, Thanks, Tim

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2021, 05:06:25 PM »
That is some really crisp and clean carving.  Beautiful.   God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2021, 05:26:31 PM »
Nice!  But now I feel so devoid of any skills at carving!

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2021, 10:19:24 PM »
Very crisp and endearing.  Well whiskered, I hope, prior to staining?  I hope you use Ferric Nitrate for the stain!
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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2021, 06:46:39 AM »
Jeff,
     This looks great.    Obvious attention to detail.  Well done. 
 Hope you bring it to Boonesboro, (if we can get together this winter).  I know everyone would love to see it in person.   

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2021, 08:33:07 AM »
Looks great, Jeff!  Very fine and clean carving.  Be proud.


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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2021, 06:02:48 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments. They are much appreciated.  I was trying to add more detail to my carving with this one than I have with previous efforts, and I’m pretty happy with the results.  Fortunately I had photos of some great originals from the KRA DVD.

Taylor, I am planning to stain with ferric nitrate and yes it has been well whiskered.

Kevin, I’ll definitely bring it along to Boonesborough if we’re able to get together this year.

Thanks again for looking.
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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2021, 07:20:53 PM »
Again I say very special. Like so many others have said-very clean carving. Aside from very sharp tools and good eyes, how does a guy get such nice clean carving? Does any burnishing take place?

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2021, 07:50:11 PM »
I tried to carve a turkey yesterday and it fell apart ;D.Never tried wood but this one IS outstanding and far beyond my skill set.

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2021, 08:55:37 PM »
Very, very nice, Jeff.  I'm looking forward to seeing it in-person at Boonesborough.  (I'm working on getting our little get-together arranged.)

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Re: Carving complete, ready for stain…
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2021, 09:00:11 PM »
Again I say very special. Like so many others have said-very clean carving. Aside from very sharp tools and good eyes, how does a guy get such nice clean carving? Does any burnishing take place?

About all I can offer on that would be the importance of low angle lighting to show all the imperfections and then removing wood where needed in the form of lots and lots of tiny slivers with super sharp tools.  (Strop the tools frequently.)  Lighting can make what initially appears to be a smooth finish look more like nothing but peaks and valleys.  Then it’s a matter of shaving away all those tiny peaks. 
Some of the bigger areas of background are scraped where the grain allows.
So far I have not burnished any of this, although I may at some point in the staining/finishing process if some grain happens to pop up.

Hope that’s helpful.

Jeff





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