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selectedgrub
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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2016, 05:58:45 am »

Good to see this project still rolling along...

 Cheesy

Okay, not believing the wheels.

That's OK,
I was playing around.  Wink


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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2016, 06:20:45 am »

Maybe it just needs a new windshield...

I'm a bit behind, though; was the bird skull actually a piece of lava? I didn't realize it polished up that way, though I've seen pottery made from lava that did so. Intriguing idea.
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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2016, 10:52:29 pm »

*scratches head*
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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2016, 12:37:26 am »

Maybe it just needs a new windshield...

I'm a bit behind, though; was the bird skull actually a piece of lava? I didn't realize it polished up that way, though I've seen pottery made from lava that did so. Intriguing idea.


Doesn't look like lava, but then, WIP never looks a lot like it turns out!

Not lava stone, then - a conundrum!

I think he means he built it up out of welding rod.
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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2016, 05:12:11 am »

ah, the proverbial screen door on a submarine ?

yhs
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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2016, 07:01:03 am »

You got it, Smiley

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Maybe it just needs a new windshield...

I'm a bit behind, though; was the bird skull actually a piece of lava? I didn't realize it polished up that way, though I've seen pottery made from lava that did so. Intriguing idea.


As Mr Corax quoted/pointed out the skull was basically constructed from molten wire from a welding machine, It's a type of aluminium lava.
Sorry for the lack of explanation and the slang.
I pressed in contrasting metals namely bronze and brass into the cavities.




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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2016, 07:05:25 am »

hmmm
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2016, 06:49:45 pm »


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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2016, 08:57:22 pm »

Ooh! I like the shape that's getting
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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2016, 02:19:03 am »

Now see, I thought you were carving it out of an existing blob of metal while adding more blobs to it and what not.

Most interesting, you have done a excellent job of building the puddle, so to speak, as I never see any pin holes, etc.
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« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2016, 05:57:20 am »

You might remember lava ball?


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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2016, 11:28:46 am »

 Shocked!

Lots of work there, way more than thought....wow...
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2016, 05:53:01 am »

Beak.
Almost ready for detail chisel.


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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2016, 07:58:09 pm »


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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2016, 09:04:46 am »

The guy who ordered this never get back to me.
I will make cane.
Mountain man has offered to Maori carve free.
If you seen his work: http://selectedgrub.blogspot.co.nz/search?q=mountain
I'm happier to keep deposit and the shift knob.

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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2016, 05:39:24 am »

My Dear Grub -
I LOVE canes!
good job that you took  deposit... and now you get to build a fascinating cane!
I will definitely be watching for the finished piece!!!!

Now you have me wondering ... how much is shipping from NZ to USA?
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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2016, 09:21:09 pm »

Hello Professor,
Last week I sent something to CA. it was just over 1kg and the fastest way (3-6 day delivery) was 107 NZ$, about $70 US$. That's quite heavy compared to this.


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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2016, 06:22:59 am »

Strip bark from wood.



Think about some inlays.




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« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2016, 07:14:54 am »

Oh hey, the title changed. No i have an idea of what's going on
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« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2016, 09:58:49 am »

AH, the plague doctor mask shape is the perfect shape for the head of a cane!

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2016, 10:35:39 pm »

Yes, I agree.
Hopefully it's gunna look all nice and that, carved and varnished.




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« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2016, 01:38:39 am »

Looking great. The finish of the wood and the finish of the metal complement each other perfectly.
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« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2016, 06:08:53 pm »

The guy who ordered this never get back to me.
I will make cane.
Mountain man has offered to Maori carve free.
If you seen his work: http://selectedgrub.blogspot.co.nz/search?q=mountain
I'm happier to keep deposit and the shift knob


Haha- guy doesn't know what he's missing. Should make a great cane!

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« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2016, 09:02:39 am »

I love the shape as it sits on the wood.
It's beak should work wonders to pull back the covers to inspect the body for black death.
(Apparently this is why they carried a cane so they didn't have to touch the dead)



Looking great. The finish of the wood and the finish of the metal complement each other perfectly.

I have decided to make 1 inlay brass.

I need to buck the shape of the wood.
It's a bit of work to do.
I need to make the knob mount look blended to the wood.
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« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2016, 09:38:48 am »

And if possible, this project just gets better.

Fantastic idea for a cane!

Still (even more) tuned in and await updates with baited breath.
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