Friday, May 10, 2013

The Coal Miner - Part 9 - The Lamp

Part 9-The Lamp from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.

5 comments:

  1. Interesting !!!! Boy IO sure enjoy watching these videos. Thank you very much.Ginny

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  2. Amazing degree of detail on the lamp. I cannot look at things and visualize a breakdown of how to assemble a replica like you can. It takes a special eye and mind to see things like that, and you have it. I struggle with simple accessories, and you create complex items with ease. I guess when the Good Lord handed out artistic talent, I went to a different line than you did. That lamp looks wonderful. Very interesting to watch you create these small accessories. Hope you do great at the Wichita show...but I think that it is a lock that you will sweep the categories you enter. I think that some of your pieces are so realistic, that I would like to see you enter them in the realistic category and see what happens. Ones like the Indian with all the feathers on his head (don't remember the name you gave it), or one of the other Native carvings...I bet they would win the realistic category.

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  3. looking great!

    "mossbacks"..too funny

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  4. Love those little accessories , that's what sets these carvings apart! Looking forward to the next video, keep up the good work. Trev

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  5. An alternative to a Dremel when one is worried about splitting wood on small thin pieces is something called a "Square Awl" which is not too expensive. You can also make your own by grinding a round awl square. Birdcage makers use it to make holes. I use it to make holes for hinges on boxes. A round awl does nto work because the wood fibers just compress and split the wood. The edges of the square awl cut and ream the wood fibers so there is no pressure from the compression pushing outward splitting the fibers. A poor man's alternative. :) Hope it helps someone.
    Jim

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