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Offline aaronc

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Mail Pouch Barn
« on: June 22, 2014, 07:20:53 PM »
Hey guys, haven't been on in a while. I'll have to check, may have a tool or 2 I have refinished since I was last here. Anyway, this is my main hobby when I got time to swing at it. Thought I'd share this one. Just got done yesterday.






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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 08:00:51 PM »
Interesting piece! Must take some time and patience.
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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 10:29:49 PM »
"Interesting" at least!  Also quite "different."  Are all the branchlets antler also?

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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 04:35:01 AM »
Everything is carved out of 1 single moose palm except the candle holder and the legs that are attached to the back. They are add-ons made of elk.

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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 02:57:00 PM »
How big is this carving? I can't get a feel for the size, at first I thought it was like 6 inches, but now it looks much bigger?
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 04:51:08 PM »
This should help. It's an in process pic of me holding it.


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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 04:59:50 PM »
That's neat, you have a creative mind.
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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 06:31:20 PM »
Great work, very impressive.

What are the main difference between carving antler an a woodcarvers work?
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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014, 06:37:05 PM »
HHHhhmmmm,  not much I guess besides I just prefer the look, feel, and overall eye appeal of a piece of antler/stag/bone. I haven't done a ton of wood carving but as far as the concept goes I don't think it would be a lot of difference.

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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 08:48:33 PM »
Most of an antler is much harder than practically all wood, and I suspect a carving chisel used on antler would need sharpening much more often.

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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 04:55:32 AM »
Oh yeah its harder,....and it is power carved. No chisel work. All this is done with dremel and foredom tools with round carbide bits, which some folks use for wood as well.

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Re: Mail Pouch Barn
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 07:48:56 AM »
Nice work Aaron, very creative!