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finally making my own clan crest!

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fatboy25/03/2011 20:29:55
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thought i would share the first stage of my own clan crest which i will be working on between commissions so may take a while to get done but ill update with fotos when i get any significant progress done
BillW26/03/2011 11:51:15
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Tony, I can't wait to see this in progress, I've tried to imagine it in 3D and how it would be carved, lost, wouldn't know where to start.
I've always been an admirer of carving and the skill required in creating them.

Bill.
fatboy26/03/2011 12:05:44
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you may not believe it but when i start carving i dont have a plan set in stone and tend to go with what feels right and usually it turns out ok
fatboy26/03/2011 17:14:07
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the first stage of carving for me usually starts with removing the bulk of the waste wood, and i usually use my trusty black and decker powerfile, possibly the most time saving tool i own, now however its onto the chisels and gouges!
paul johnson 226/03/2011 18:33:48
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I must say im impressed already keep us updated i look forward to the next pics well done.
paul.
Andrew26/03/2011 19:29:58
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Its looking good. Will watch this space definitely.
 
Andrew.
George Arnold26/03/2011 19:37:35
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That is some project , I like Bill always admire carving it is one of those things I would like to have go at, one day maybe, look foerward to the completed crest,
 
George
Simon Reeves26/03/2011 22:25:58
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Tony - this is looking really good so far. I especially like the clan motto . Looking forward to WIP pix.
 
Simon
Doug27/03/2011 10:18:14
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Looking good Tony,
 
What sort of time scale does a piece like this take to make?
 
Also what timber are you using?
 
 
Like the others, i`m looking forward to seeing your progress.
 
 
Cheers.
 
 
Baz.
Derek Lane27/03/2011 10:39:56
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Another one for watching this. Look forward to the progress
fatboy27/03/2011 12:41:22
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well Baz it depends on the time i get with other jobs and stuff but if i can get 2 or 3 hours a day then the longest its ever taken me was about 3 weeks, but this time i can take my time as its not a commission for someone else, as to the wood it is a nice bit of rippled olive ash i picked up cheap on ebay, a couple of boards 3 feet by 18 inch for 20 quid delivered, this one had a couple of cracked knots in it but i fixed them with wooden inserts,
Sam27/03/2011 20:06:10
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Well , what can i say , it is an awesome piece of work in progress . I always admire people that have a vision of what they will achieve before they start . I will keep an eye on this piece in progress .
 
kind regards Sam
fatboy27/03/2011 22:43:33
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well sad to say this particular project is over, as once i started with the chisels , in the picture from the top right corner all the way to the bottom is a too far gone spalted spongy streak, needless to say, very disappointed, thought i finally found the right piece of wood for my crest, still never mind i managed to salvage some pen blanks for a turner friend up the road from here, guess i will stick to walnut in future, ive never had problems with walnut, this makes the second time ive had trouble with spongy bits in ash. grrrr think ill use the rest of this timber for shelves for the kitchen!
BillW28/03/2011 12:16:12
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I'm very sorry to hear this Tony, I hope you post pictures when you start again.
My wife and I were looking forward to seeing the finished crest, we have a breed of dog called a Lowchen, common name Little Lion Dog, a carved one with our kennel name at the bottom would look superb.
 
Bill.
Simon Reeves28/03/2011 18:43:52
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Aaargh! No chance of saving the wood with superglue, or is the spalted bit just too bit? Ash is great to work with, but the softer bits can be a real b****er sometimes.
 
Simon

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