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Title: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 16, 2012, 12:27:03 PM
I will be using this area to post photos of works in process.  So, if you have given me a commission look here to see what is going on.  If your just curious to see what I am up to then by all means stop by and leave a comment if you feel the urge.

I try to take good photos when I am done with a project.  The photos here will be nothing more than snap shots.  Quality, composition, lighting and the like may vary on the bad side.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 16, 2012, 12:28:18 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/001.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/002.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/003.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on September 16, 2012, 12:36:56 PM
Oh snap! I think I know who this is for. :D
I like the "On the bench" idea. Not only does it let the customers know what's going on with their orders but it also shows the process involved.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 16, 2012, 02:24:30 PM
Oooh.. I recognise that guy!!  :)   I just got done doing one in bark..   :)

THis will be fun to come see whats on your bench cuz your bench is MUCH cleaner than mine..  much.

Thats the flexcut carving jack right?  How are you liking it so far?


WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 16, 2012, 02:37:14 PM

Thats the flexcut carving jack right?  How are you liking it so far?


WW.

Well this will be the first start to finish project with it.  So far, I am really liking it.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 16, 2012, 02:38:17 PM
Thats good to hear.  I'll  stay tuned... :)

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: greyhound352 on September 16, 2012, 03:15:48 PM
Great idea I'm tune into "on the bench".
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 16, 2012, 05:35:06 PM
Hey , Buckskin....is it done yet?      :) :)




WW.  <  Still tuned
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 16, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
Nooop.  I have been doing my school work.  I will whittle on it in a bit.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 16, 2012, 07:17:37 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/009.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/009.jpg)

I decided to use my little 4mm skew on the tight spots.  I could do it with the knife but the skew is so much easier.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: upthecreek on September 16, 2012, 07:38:36 PM
Good stuff Frank! I can't spell nife. ")

Creek
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 16, 2012, 09:14:25 PM
You have way more patience than I do thats for sure.   When I start a project like that I wont put it down until I'm done with it.   And then I'm shocked cuz its 4 am.... lol   

Ok..now.. I spy a Ramelson skew...  where are you using that on the Santa?   I have the v tool of Ramelsons and have looked at getting the whole set , but wondered if I"d use them. :)

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 17, 2012, 05:06:52 AM
Yes, I have the micro palm set.  They are handy little buggers to have when working small.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 17, 2012, 07:56:25 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Leathercraft%202011/005_zps698f0176.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 17, 2012, 08:17:48 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/003_zps7ad7b8d9.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/004_zps97db0376.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/004_zps97db0376.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/001_zpsf90770a3.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 17, 2012, 08:37:59 PM
Ho ho ho.. he looks good to go!!  :)     Now the fun part of painting him or no?


The picture of the one with the wolf...   is that a button?

Soooo.... verdict on the carving jack yet?


WW.  :)   
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 17, 2012, 08:43:16 PM
I need to add some texture to him and then, yes, this one gets a paint job.  I am going to try and do the texture with the carving jack so the final verdict is still pending though positive at this time.

The other is the shooting bag I have been working on the the wolf is a leather patch.  I burned the wolf in.  The other is a button.  While I am waiting for paint to dry I might tinker with a means of closure for the shooters bag.

Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 21, 2012, 04:23:26 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/003_zps8de93a56.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/002_zpsbc1059ad.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/001_zpsc987b77c.jpg)




I think its about time to chase some fuzzies and paint this guy.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: GrowlingBear on September 21, 2012, 06:23:41 PM
That had better not be Santa!  It's too dagone early for Christmas!  LOL.  Nice work, by the way.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on September 21, 2012, 06:39:25 PM
That had better not be Santa!  It's too dagone early for Christmas!  LOL.  Nice work, by the way.

Not for some of us  ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 21, 2012, 07:59:05 PM
That had better not be Santa!  It's too dagone early for Christmas!  LOL.  Nice work, by the way.


Yep, that would be the furry, fluffy fellow in the red hat!

Thanks
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 23, 2012, 05:42:50 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Santa%20firestell/002_zps68b6b5dc.jpg)


Getting close!  Once the was dries say tomorrow evening, I will spray some satin sealer over it.  When that's dry I will epoxy the firesteel in and make a lanyard and he will be ready to go!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on September 23, 2012, 05:50:20 PM
Great likeness of the Jolly Ol' Elf, Buckskin......made me smile :)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: greyhound352 on September 23, 2012, 05:53:34 PM
Ole Saint Nick looks great.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: MATT CHAOS on September 23, 2012, 06:33:58 PM
Nice looking piece of work!  You make it look easy.
 ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on September 23, 2012, 07:11:41 PM
Ole Saint Nick looks great.

Thanks. I've been workin' out.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on September 23, 2012, 07:15:41 PM
Ole Saint Nick looks great.

Thanks. I've been workin' out.
:rofl: :cheers:
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 23, 2012, 09:34:50 PM
Nice!  He turned out great!    Now I'm in the Santa Carvin moood...  lol   I"ve got a few done and sitting on the painting table.   :)

I do think I like that carving jack.. I'm impressed with what its done so far.  How about you?


What brand of Satin spray do you use for sealing ?

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 24, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
Nice!  He turned out great!    Now I'm in the Santa Carvin moood...  lol   I"ve got a few done and sitting on the painting table.   :)

I do think I like that carving jack.. I'm impressed with what its done so far.  How about you?


What brand of Satin spray do you use for sealing ?

WW.


Thank you Ma'am!  I use DEFT clear satin lacquer on raw wood and use Rust-0leum Clear satin paint on painted stuff. 

I really like the carving jack.  There was just a few things I used the skew on the rest was done with it.  I am glad I got it and would recommend it to anyone who carves.  I would recommend along with it you get the slip strop as well.  I found some places that sell just the knife.  The slip strop makes honing all the curves and vees a snap.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 24, 2012, 07:57:08 PM
If you have a minute I'd love to see a pix of the strop.  It might be one I've already gotten?   Actually with three orders of tools from flexcut I've got three different ones now.   :)   

Is it ok to ask where you purchased the micro tools from?   I could use a small skew for the cottonwood carving windows I think.

I have the U gauge set ..and I'm totally blanking out on the name brand right now..sorry about that.

Shoot.. I had to come back, I forgot to tell you about those bristle sanding disks for sanding beards and hair like your doing on your santa.    I really like using them, they get down into the ridges really well.   

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 24, 2012, 08:12:28 PM
I have the sub-miniature set from these guys.  Mac is awesome to deal with.  So, I give him my business when I can.

http://www.woodcarvers.com/gouges.htm (http://www.woodcarvers.com/gouges.htm)

Have a look at this for the strop.  If it don't work I will take a photo tomorrowish.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT42mVmDDaoTZl xhlcA950z26QgCof_tk L5O0D9ZuvAiPqSfVB_ (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT42mVmDDaoTZlxhlcA950z26QgCof_tkL5O0D9ZuvAiPqSfVB_)

And finally, are these the bristle disks you are revering to?

http://www.woodcarvers.com/bristlebrushes.htm (http://www.woodcarvers.com/bristlebrushes.htm)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 24, 2012, 09:38:04 PM
Yup.. I do have two of those strops.  :)   I've got one just about worn out already trying to get to the inside of most of my tools.  Then I figured out something new.. I use the fuzzy buffer wheel for my dremel.  I schmere it with the gold stick and run the dremel on 1.    And then lay the tool on that to get the inside buffed up nicely.  :)

Yes..those are the bristles!  I LOVE those things.  I actually need to make another order for the white ones.  THey dont damage or eat into the wood when trying to clean up beard lines.  YOu can use one or four on the mandrel.   And then I had this bright idea to put a washer in between them to space them out a bit.  Worked wonderfully. :)    Have you used them? 

I have the small V tool from the ramelson set.   If I head out with carving tools..its my two knives and that V tool that I grab.  Its a favorite.   I would like to hope that the skew in that size would be another favorite too.    Something to get down into those lil corners where one lil fuzzy lives and will not be evicted...   you know those ones I'm sure.  :)

I've been to this site before.. doing window shopping.. :)    When times look a tad bit better here I just may pick up that carving set and some disks...  Thanks for reminding me of it.   

Do you carve up alot of Santa's for Christmas?  One year I did 120 of the ornies...  never again.  I was so sick of red and white paint.. LOL  Switched to lil penguins last year.  This year there will be a mix...more colors to play with.  hah!  :)

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 25, 2012, 02:14:57 AM
I have not been carving much at all the last year or two unless I have an order.  I need to change that.  I want to get back into doing shows.

I want to get the palm/mallet set you have, some cottonwood bark, and now I guess I need some flappy wheels.....  it never ends does it?  LOL

Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on September 25, 2012, 07:17:09 AM
No.. it never ends.    Hobbies are expensive..  :)

I've been helping my brother with his HO scale RR.   Making alot of tree's for him.   I told hubby I'd love to get a train set of my own...but that hobby is waaay too expensive.   

And I have too many hobbies the  way it is...uffda.

Carving has become my passion tho.   Bushcrafting comes in second.  :) 

Have you carved on Cypress knee's?    I've heard and seen wonderful things about that wood too.


WW.

Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on September 25, 2012, 11:28:08 AM
No, I have not carved on cypress knees.  Every time I have gotten around them I felt like they wanted to much money for them.  It is on my list though.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on October 06, 2012, 08:39:50 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Celtic%20Knots/001_zps466f77fe.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on October 06, 2012, 12:40:14 PM
ahh yes.. I see flexcut tracks...  :)         Buckskin... do you have a bench dog ?     

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on October 06, 2012, 01:00:03 PM
No Ma'am I do not.  I am going to have to come up with something though.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 07, 2012, 12:20:10 PM
Nice work on the celtic pattern. This wil be fun to see when it's finished. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on October 07, 2012, 02:01:53 PM
Buckskin... you changed your avatar...did you get an owie?   Mmmmm?


WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: rogumpogum on October 07, 2012, 03:09:15 PM
Actually, I'm wondering where he got a pic of that patch - that's hilarious.

Also, if this has been answered elsewhere, I apologize... What is that folding carver you're using?
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on October 07, 2012, 03:41:10 PM
Buckskin... you changed your avatar...did you get an owie?   Mmmmm?


WW.

I have not gotten an owie since four stitches and two shots of dermabond when one of my spoon gouges couldn't tell the difference between wood and thumb.  LOL
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on October 07, 2012, 03:42:08 PM
Actually, I'm wondering where he got a pic of that patch - that's hilarious.

Also, if this has been answered elsewhere, I apologize... What is that folding carver you're using?

I googled finger carving under images and it came up.

The knife is the Flexcut Carving Jack.

Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: rogumpogum on October 07, 2012, 09:04:21 PM
 ??? Apparently that is a real merit badge.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on October 07, 2012, 09:22:28 PM
I was of the understand it is a spoof merit badge.  I will have to look in to it a bit farther.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on October 07, 2012, 09:34:10 PM
I haven't seen the newest WOODCARVING merit badge, but when I 'earned' it about 50 years ago, there was a less gruesome depiction of a totem pole on it ???
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: rogumpogum on October 07, 2012, 11:05:43 PM
You're right, I was wrong, the store name threw me off (boyscoutstore).

*rubs chin* I like that duct tape badge...

Sorry for thread derail, carry on carving! :)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on October 29, 2012, 01:55:45 PM
Commissioned Firesteel.  3/8 Ferro Rod

For size comparison, the rule on the old school caliper measures 4".  It might be 5" over all.


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 05, 2012, 09:26:48 PM
Here is an update finally.  I have been swamped with school work and I started a temp job.  It will come.



(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/002-2.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: land cruiser on November 05, 2012, 11:06:56 PM
Looking pretty nice there:)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 07, 2012, 09:23:32 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/002-3.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/003-3.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/001-2.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 12, 2012, 05:22:49 PM
The Ram Rod is about to be on its way to California so time for another project.

This one is Walnut.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/002-4.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/003-4.jpg)

The goal here is to make something like this:

http://www.basspro.com/Light-My-Fire-FireSteel-Scout-Fire-Starter/product/97534/ (http://www.basspro.com/Light-My-Fire-FireSteel-Scout-Fire-Starter/product/97534/)

It will not look exactly like that, but I am using it as something of a way point like you would in navigation.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 13, 2012, 06:17:15 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/004-1.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/007-1.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/006-2.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/005-2.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 13, 2012, 07:44:43 PM
Thats coming out nice!
 ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 14, 2012, 07:23:18 PM
A couple more squirts of make purdy and this one will be ready to go.


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/008-1.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: RBM on November 15, 2012, 12:36:27 PM
Looks good. ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 16, 2012, 09:29:22 PM
I will get some more photos of this in better light.  My work light just don't do justice.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/002-5.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/001-3.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 16, 2012, 09:31:52 PM
Those of you that subscribe to a certain magazine will know right away that this is not an original idea, but it is one I had to try.

This is a Moravian Star in 1" x 1" poplar.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/003-11.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 16, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
That is going to be really nice when it's done!
 ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 16, 2012, 09:40:38 PM
And I need to get me one of those Carvin' Jacks!
 ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 16, 2012, 09:42:25 PM
Lee Valley has them on sale for about $130 I think.  Amazon may still have a better deal though.  They are handy and I am really liking mine.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 16, 2012, 11:20:55 PM
I found one for $108.00 but I still haven't moved on one yet.  I am hoping Santa is extra nice this year.  ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on November 18, 2012, 10:25:20 PM
This is a Moravian Star in 1" x 1" poplar.

Haven't seen it before but am looking forward to seeing this done.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 19, 2012, 09:47:42 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/002-9.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on November 19, 2012, 10:40:50 AM
VERY COOL......I like it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 19, 2012, 09:05:10 PM
I sometimes think I need to have my head examined....

The one in back is the 1" x 1" one as above.  The one in front is 3/8" x 3/8".

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/004-6.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 25, 2012, 01:59:35 PM
I am amazed!  I did it without loss of blood!!!!


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Wood%20Projects/001.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman on November 25, 2012, 06:36:52 PM
Holy Smokes , Buckskin, I"m impressed!!!  :) 

I've been carving today too.. trying to get some hanging santa's done.   Did three sock monkeys yesterday. ( ornies)

Are you going to paint these stars or leave them natural? 

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on November 25, 2012, 10:36:22 PM
The bigger star I left natural and it is now living at my sister-in-laws house.

I did another little one today.  I am going to dunk them in red food coloring and make a set of earrings out of them.

I would like to see your sock monkeys~~~!!!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on December 03, 2012, 06:23:13 AM
I woulda cut my finger right off trying to do that.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 03, 2012, 03:36:25 PM
I woulda cut my finger right off trying to do that.

Me too!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on December 12, 2012, 10:20:35 PM
WORMS

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Wood%20Projects/001-1.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Wood%20Projects/005.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Wood%20Projects/003.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Wood%20Projects/004.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Wood%20Projects/006.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: upthecreek on December 13, 2012, 04:35:44 AM
The wormy knife is cool!

Creek
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on December 13, 2012, 06:51:17 AM
Well that's pretty neat.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Yeoman on December 13, 2012, 07:13:36 AM
Very inspiring work.
Thank you for sharing that with us.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on December 13, 2012, 10:52:33 AM
Thanks all!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on December 13, 2012, 12:57:10 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Pencil%20Carving/002.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on December 13, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Pencil%20Carving/004_zps58b167ac.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on December 14, 2012, 06:38:40 AM
Now that's just showing off. >:(
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on December 14, 2012, 07:00:21 AM
I thought you would like him Saintnick since it is St. Nick.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on December 14, 2012, 10:00:27 AM
Pretty danged cool, Buckskin :thumbsup:  You're eyes are waaay younger than mine :-\
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on December 14, 2012, 11:10:02 AM
Pretty danged cool, Buckskin :thumbsup:  You're eyes are waaay younger than mine :-\

I wear glasses and Cheaters on some of the small stuff.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 03, 2013, 01:50:09 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/004-2_zpsc02d1b77.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: RBM on January 03, 2013, 04:46:31 PM
WORMS

Yeah, I had a few maple bow staves that looked like that after I had cured them out. Worms or other boring bugs were deep in the wood and didn't even know they were there. Ruined those bow staves. So they became firebow sets instead. :P
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: GrowlingBear on January 03, 2013, 08:50:43 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/004-2_zpsc02d1b77.jpg)

Abe Lincoln firesteel?  LOL.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2013, 09:00:32 PM
Handle for the Head Chef of Easter Island's sharpening steel?   8)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: rogumpogum on January 03, 2013, 09:08:49 PM
I was thinking Uncle Sam. :P Love that nose..
Title: On the bench
Post by: Bearhunter on January 03, 2013, 09:43:37 PM
How about just an old woodsman who likes to wear a top hat :D
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 03, 2013, 10:21:16 PM
Cool stuff man!  I'm likin' that 'Abe' character...
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 03, 2013, 10:27:40 PM
I was thinking Uncle Sam. :P Love that nose..

If it were a contest you would be the winner!  Alas, it is not, but I give you props for figuring what I have going.


I will have to consider making an Abe one now, thanks for the idea!!!!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: rogumpogum on January 03, 2013, 10:51:29 PM
Woo! ;)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 04, 2013, 12:41:18 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/2-1_zpsebeac80b.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: rogumpogum on January 04, 2013, 01:56:05 PM
Lookin' good!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on January 04, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
Now it's beginning to look like the 'Bill the Butcher' character in GANGS OF NEW YORK 8)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 04, 2013, 04:58:52 PM
The Butcher?  Uh,oh!  I guess I will have to paint this one.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/001-4_zps6d56d7f1.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on January 04, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
See the resemblance?

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2813571072/ch0004567
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Wounded Thumb on January 04, 2013, 08:00:44 PM
Buckskin what's the deal with that little strop? Also, is that thing you have screwed into the heads you handle or do you use that to mount it to the bench?
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 04, 2013, 08:35:46 PM
WT the little strop is a thumb guard and the other is a handle I use to help keep my fingers away a little more.  It is kind of like a carvers screw.  Its just a piece of dowel with a cabinet screw stuck in the end of it.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 05, 2013, 02:57:04 PM
A little less The Butcher.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/6-1_zps8e925424.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy on January 05, 2013, 04:09:58 PM
Ahh yes, MUCH less "The Butcher" :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: upthecreek 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 :)

Creek
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 on January 07, 2013, 07:43:08 AM
More nice work there buddy.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin on January 12, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/004-2_zps0c9f39be.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman 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.
 
WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: imnukensc 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!
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Wounded Thumb 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.
 
WW.

Carving stall?
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: xune on February 17, 2013, 09:02:21 PM
awesome work there! really like this one

A little less The Butcher.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/firesteels/6-1_zps8e925424.jpg)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin 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.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin 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:
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 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.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Saintnick001 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?
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin 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.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin 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.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/bark%20carving/004_zps485f1ccd.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/bark%20carving/004_zps485f1ccd.jpg.html)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/bark%20carving/005_zps3c164ad1.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/bark%20carving/005_zps3c164ad1.jpg.html)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/bark%20carving/006_zpsbad05102.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/bark%20carving/006_zpsbad05102.jpg.html)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/bark%20carving/007_zps95d8340c.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/bark%20carving/007_zps95d8340c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman 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?

WW
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: Buckskin 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.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: WoodsWoman 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.

WW.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: MrFixIt on September 15, 2015, 10:39:24 AM
Was just wondering if you are still in business.
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wolfy 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

Tell him we miss him. :'(
Title: Re: On the bench
Post by: wsdstan on September 15, 2015, 11:46:07 AM
He looks just great.