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Ed Twilbeck

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About Ed Twilbeck

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  • Birthday 06/22/1943

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    Ocean Springs Ms
  • Interests
    Playing with my grand-daughter & grand-son. Carving, Art work.
    Listening to music while I work.

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  1. Kestrel

    Very nice well done . David I agree with you about the simplicity of the carving. Looks good, thanks for sharing.
  2. Power Chisel

    Some past talk about power chisels for roughing out your carving. I have 2 types one is a motor with the chisel attached it is made by Auto Mach ,, the other is a flexible shaft made by Wee Cheer ,,that attached to a rotary tool , Dremel. Janel said about hands being tired with carving. The Auto Mach has some weight with it and does get warm holding it. The Flexable shaft made by We cheer is lighter and easy to work,, but does not have as much power as the Auto Mach. The flexible tool was very satisfactory with its power and flexibility , carving ligustrum and Boxwood. The chisels made by Flexcut work in both,, but with the Auto Mach you need a brass spacer. I have attached some pics. Will answer any questions , and I like them both, they both have good and not so good qualities.
  3. Roughing out with power chisel

    Bonnie it was not to delicate yet but the grain was from front to back on the wing ,, clearing the space between the wings and the left wing just broke in half, this was also where the grain was changing color ,,just starting spalting.
  4. Throwback Thursday (a day early)

    An off the wall question. Why the corner with the fold of the dollar bill. You don't have to answer if you don't want to.
  5. Roughing out with power chisel

    One more hits the firewood pile. Carving the wings useing the grain of the wood ,, the grain of the branch that was going to be the cicada ran just almost the length of the wing , with just enough pressure I broke it ,, and it was easy. Was hoping to use the grain with the wing, it had some nice color changes. I should have known better , I did but went for it any way. new one tomorrow .
  6. Roughing out with power chisel

    A while back I was talking about roughing out with a reciprocating power chisel, instead of rotary power ,with a lot of dust ,,, you have a pile of chips. I am not finished with the power chisel carving, but soon I will go to hand tools. Got this want to cave a new cicada out of Ligustrum.
  7. Great Site

    http://take64.wixsite.com/musi/blank-10?lightbox=dataItem-j38dfolr found this site and the works are Fantistic . Check it out. If you like cicadas ,dragonflies, butterflies , or any other insects you will like this site. It is a little slow when the pics come up but it is worth the wait.
  8. First/Early Pieces?

    Fabulous . Great carving. Thanks for sharing. ,,,,, did I say I like it?
  9. Clover Key Sun sashi netsuke (in progress)

    To keep small tools from rounding over with stropping ,, use your stropping compound on wood. will take picture and post if requested .
  10. Boxwood Root, what to do with it?

    No it is a small carving about 2 1/2 inches long.
  11. Clover Key Sun sashi netsuke (in progress)

    I am also partial to hand tools . When I am caving I prefer to listen to some good music and carve. The power caving is only when I want to attract attention at outdoor shows. That is what I was doing when my friend Mark said I was just cheating, all in good fun. We were both at the same show, selling and caving.
  12. Boxwood Root, what to do with it?

    I decided what to do with the root. The cicada and the root came from the same Boxwood bush, so I will put them together. What do you think.
  13. Clover Key Sun sashi netsuke (in progress)

    On making your own tools. If it works for you ,good, and share so others can see. I have made some out of HSS. Steel some out of old drill bits cheap ones and expensive ones. They all work well, served my need and purposely the time. I have made some knives , some blades purchased from Warren Cutlery and Carving Tools, some hand made. On what other people say, I have a good friend that is a classically EuropeanTrained wood worker and Carver, and turner. He is excellent in both fields ,much better than I am. On dating was working on a carving using a knife ,he said to me that I was only whittling , just joking , then when I pulled out my power carver ,, he said that I was cheating. Mark and I are good friends and like each other's work.
  14. Magnifying glasses

    I got this a couple years back at Office Depot, 50 or 60 $$ it has led lights around the lens worked well for me. I needed both the light and the magnifier .
  15. They Way We Are, Go And Have Been?

    Was in Oregon in the early 60s loved it and would like to go back there. Getting scraps from Gilmer Wood, lucky.