Janel

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  1. Hi, I am trying to help a member to find where on TCP a particular topic that a member is striving to find in the archives. He states: "When I joined I found in the searches that I made, a set of images that depicted a carving station that was ingenious yet simple. I can no longer seem to locate said collection of postings. It was simply a Plastic pallet set upon the top of a Rubbermaid 35ish gallon trash can with a recirc pump set up in the bottom...etcetera." We would very much appreciate extra help on this search, with our thanks for your efforts! Janel
  2. Hello August! Welcome to the forum. Janel
  3. Hi, As admin/owner of the forum, I am responsible for paying the fees to keep the forum on line for all viewers and participants to use and learn from. The fees are going up, mostly because of the full size images that have been posted in the past. The monthly fee has been $30, and the next step up will be $45 per month. This is making it hard for me to bear the costs alone to simply maintain the database for almost no evidence of participation by members. Are there generous souls amongst the readers and members who might help keep the forum available to all by sharing in the costs required to keep the forum on line? If yes, please PM me or email me and we can discuss options privately. Thank you, Janel PS: please when you post images, follow the guidelines that appear at the head of each forum area. Thank you.
  4. Welcome to you, Martin! What inspired you to learn to carve manju netsuke? Janel
  5. Cologne Netsuke Convention June 06, 2017 Dear Carving Colleagues, With the Cologne INS netsuke convention only a few months away, some exciting arrangements for a "Carvers meet Collectors Evening" are currently being developed. If you are a carver attending the INS convention and would like to participate in such an event please reply to the following thread...http://forums.netsuke.org/viewtopic.php?f=445313&p=69193#p69193 or email me privately so that numbers can be determined and participation coordinated. All are welcome. Kindest regards, Clive Hallam
  6. NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast an interview and netsuke carving demonstration with Komada Ryushi from the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries this week. Komada Makiko, Ryushi's daughter, served as interpreter during their conversation with NPR's Maureen Pao. Watch the half hour video, Watch master carver Ryushi Komada at work, with NPR's Maureen Pao. Ryushi demonstrates the way the tools are held and used with small scraping motions.
  7. Hi Heidi, You might try screwing in an angle bracket on the wall in approximately the place that it should be. It might need to be changed a bit once you have given some time to using the tool. Having a whole wall in front of you has lots of potential beyond the magnetic strip, which by the way is quite a good idea! I have a ledge and windows, so everything goes left or right or underneath the bench, or elsewhere entirely. Janel
  8. Do you have a speed control on the tool? Would a slower speed reduce the spray factor? Janel
  9. Hi Charla, Somewhere on TCP are the same photos of the tools on this web page: http://janeljacobson.com/toolsstudio/tools2012.html Wow! I just drag/dropped the image from the web site!!! This new version has some major changes that are positive! The top image shows the tools that I turn to for planing on wood, bone, tusk materials. These may have been made with 3/16" rod. The tools are versatile, having three edges, one straight and two curved to various degrees. The straight edge on the right, kept very sharp, is the main shaver in most cases. These may or may not be too big for your purposes, so creating tools of the sizes that work for your needs will be up to you. You may find through the new SEARCH function more topics and posts focused on using drill rod tool making processes with hardening and tempering, (I like the new search feature) so I won't go into it here. If you look at my tool page you will see tools sized down to needle diameters and up to 1/4" diameter stock. Janel
  10. The new upgrade to the forum software has been completed. The look has changed, but the content should have remained the same. Very important detail, your login username is now your Display Name. Please use your Display Name as the username instead of the old username when you log in to the forum. For example, my Display Name is -- Janel -- as you can see on my post. That is what you will find on your posts from the past. If you have difficulty with logging in please send me an email : admin @ thecarvingpath.net (In the real email address there are no spaces before and after the @ sign.) I apologize if this change causes you some difficulty. There was not much choice with this part of the upgrade process. Janel
  11. The new upgrade to the forum software has been completed. The look has changed, but the content should have remained the same. Very important detail, your login username is now your Display Name. If you have difficulty with logging in please send me an email : admin @ thecarvingpath.net (In the real email address there are no spaces before and after the @ sign.) Janel
  12. Hi Jason, Thank you. I am glad that the forum information has been helpful for you. Janel
  13. Thank you Heidi. For many years I kept gray tree frogs, spring peepers, and toads in an aquarium, and raised crickets and mealworms for them. The gray tree frogs lived for about 8 years, and the toads perhaps for a shorter time. They were wonderful "companions" that informed the sculptural work with frogs and toads. Janel
  14. Have you tried mounting the hand piece in a holder of some sort that renders it immovable and then use both hands to hold and move the stone? Somewhere on the forum in past years someone posted images of that technique while work/study time was spent in China. It seems to be a very good idea. One could isolate the motor/hand piece, or the flex shaft hand piece, from the water side of a barrier that surrounds the wet work space with a pan for catching the water and slurry. A constant, steady drip mechanism has also been posted by various stone workers. Securely mounting the hand piece would put off the need to have a more controlable unit such as the NSK for hand held carving. Janel
  15. It pleases me to read what you just wrote. Thank you. Janel