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Offline upthecreek

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #100 on: January 05, 2013, 04:11:53 PM »
That's killer! I just can't get my hands to work like that. I was leaning against my stick last night :)

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2013, 07:43:08 AM »
More nice work there buddy.
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #102 on: January 12, 2013, 01:03:02 PM »
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #103 on: January 12, 2013, 05:02:06 PM »
Ah yes.. St. Paddy's day is just around the corner. :)     I like doing a few of those too for the local Irishmen around here that collect them. 
 
I'm at a carving stall right now..  driving me a lil but nuts.
 
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #104 on: February 09, 2013, 09:04:46 PM »
I do not have a single artistic bone in my body.  I truly envy those of you that do!
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #105 on: February 17, 2013, 05:15:00 PM »
Ah yes.. St. Paddy's day is just around the corner. :)     I like doing a few of those too for the local Irishmen around here that collect them. 
 
I'm at a carving stall right now..  driving me a lil but nuts.
 
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #106 on: February 17, 2013, 09:02:21 PM »
awesome work there! really like this one

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #107 on: February 18, 2013, 06:53:16 PM »
I am in a bit of a carving slump here lately.  The juices will flow again soon, I am sure.
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #108 on: March 12, 2013, 03:27:35 PM »
I just bought a side of leather..... now what am I going to do with half a cow :shrug: :shrug: :shrug: :shrug:
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #109 on: March 19, 2013, 07:26:13 PM »
I just bought a side of leather..... now what am I going to do with half a cow :shrug: :shrug: :shrug: :shrug:

You could make a tool roll for your carving stuff. Maybe it'll get your carving mojo back.
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #110 on: March 27, 2013, 12:02:08 AM »
You will think of something. My first big leather purchase was a side and I ended up making a hat, a couple of holsters, a belt, and a few other things. Worked out well. I have since been getting double shoulders because they are a bit smaller and I haven't used as much as fast. Still have a lot of leather left right now.

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #111 on: March 27, 2013, 10:54:20 AM »
You will think of something. My first big leather purchase was a side and I ended up making a hat, a couple of holsters, a belt, and a few other things. Worked out well. I have since been getting double shoulders because they are a bit smaller and I haven't used as much as fast. Still have a lot of leather left right now.
The doubles are great. A lot less expensive that a whole hide but still large enough to do some of the bigger projects. You can also pickup a single shoulder which is nice because you can get some different weights for smaller projects.
You done anything with your side yet Buckskin?
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #112 on: March 27, 2013, 07:02:31 PM »
Nope Nick, I have been being a creative bum. 

The side I got, I got for the price of a shoulder.  It was a huge score in my book.

I am going to make a belt sheath for a little Colt fixed blade I have.  I have a few honey do's to tend to first, like get the garden in.
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #113 on: May 30, 2013, 01:53:03 PM »
Thought I would try my hand a some bark carving.  This piece is about 12" long, 3" wide at the widest point and about 1" thick.

I am finding carving bark is a whole other world.







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Re: On the bench
« Reply #114 on: May 30, 2013, 08:03:28 PM »
Thats a nice chunk of bark that you got there.  :)    Love those nice thick ones.   Are you liking to carve on it?  Its flaky at first..but the deeper you go it quits and carves nicely.    If a flake should pop out on ya.. I just use some elmers wood glue to glue it back on and carve it again later after it dries.  :)   

Did you get your book yet?

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #115 on: June 02, 2013, 10:42:33 PM »
Sorry I am just getting back to you.  We had a six tornado train on the 31st and have been with out power for 46 hours.

I did get my book and some bark about 4" thick from SMWC.  I have read most of the book and will get back to carving again after I get all the storm damage cleaned up.  Our house is fine just a lot of limbs down and flooding for our property.  I never thought I would have to ride out 6 of the damn things below ground for 2.5 hours.  It was just crazy.
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #116 on: June 03, 2013, 07:25:09 AM »
I've been watching for ya.. hoping you and yours are all ok.     I can't wait to see your future carvings. :)  I hope you enjoy the book.

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #117 on: September 15, 2015, 10:39:24 AM »
Was just wondering if you are still in business.
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Re: On the bench
« Reply #118 on: September 15, 2015, 11:33:39 AM »
Was just wondering if you are still in business.
Doesn't look like he's been here in a while. :shrug:  You might try emailing: buckskin066@yahoo.com

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Re: On the bench
« Reply #119 on: September 15, 2015, 11:46:07 AM »
He looks just great.
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