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  2. Woody C.

    New Member To The Group

    thank you for the compliment. i have been in hattiesburg since 1986.
  3. Woody C.

    New Member To The Group

    South MS also.
  4. Ed Twilbeck

    New Member To The Group

    Welcome to the carving path good place lots of talented people here. I’m in South Mississippi , what part are you in? Good looking work and thanks for sharing.
  5. Woody C.

    New Member To The Group

    Hello all, my name is Woody. I recently came across the carving path and decided to become a member. I am new to the world of bone carving, I have been carving for about six weeks now. In reading some of the forums here, I have noticed a lot of experience out there. I am located in Mississippi and look forward to learning from everyone I can. attached is a sea turtle I did recently. My wife does the beadwork, makes a good hobby for us to do together.
  6. michael B

    Imperial rhodonite chain

    Thanks Janel, yes I think I will move on from chains, they look great when finished but they are so labor intensive, I still need to attach a cord or chain, may do a custom plated cord either in black or red.
  7. Janel

    Imperial rhodonite chain

    Thank you for showing the completed piece. I do admire your patience with attending to the complexities of carving and polishing chain links. The color and luminosity is marvelous against the green jade background. Are you going to launch into a more simple piece next? Janel
  8. michael B

    Imperial rhodonite chain

    Another picture.
  9. michael B

    Imperial rhodonite chain

    Yes Janel, the final polishing stages can be demanding and this chain is very difficult getting at all those little tricky spots, finally finished.
  10. Janel

    how do you de-grease bone?

    Good to know.
  11. Janel

    Another new guy

    Hello Peter, Welcome! Thank you for the introduction and the images. Those are lovely pieces. Yes, please, you may add your web site address. Janel
  12. Peter S

    Another new guy

    Hello carvers, Peter Schilling here. A couple of you may know me, Benzart and Donn. I carve jade. The two pieces shown here are nephrite jade, the black from Wyoming and the golden from Siberia. Some of my jade sculptures have wooden bases I carve to complement the jade carving and to present the sculpture in the proper way. The bases are carved to fit the jade, which is removeable. I'm also interested in Netsuke style wood and antler carving. I'm not sure if I can list my website, but I am online. thanks for having me!
  13. Peter S

    About Where in the World

    Janel, I live and work in Somerville, Massachusetts, "the Paris of eastern Mass."
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  15. Andrew V

    how do you de-grease bone?

    update I found that the sugar soap wasn't working to deep-clean the bone, it remained translucent even after weeks of soaking, I guess the water wasn't penetrating deep into the bone so I dropped the inlays into a bottle of turpentine substitute and in only a few days the bone was completely degreased.
  16. DarrenK

    Long time coming

    Some other bits ...
  17. DarrenK

    Long time coming

    Hi there, Made from beef bone for my daughter, with an opal for vision. ... been laying around unfinished for years with an unfortunate cracked piece in the tail. Felt good to pick up the tools again and finish it ! It's about 60 mm X 40mm. Cheers
  18. Andrew V

    Long time coming

    Love it! How big is it?
  19. Janel

    Long time coming

    Hello DarrenK, Thank you for posting the images of what you are doing. What materials are you using, and what is that bright green eye inlay? It is quite a lively material. Janel
  20. DarrenK

    Throwback Thursday (a day early)

    Awesome !!!!!!
  21. DarrenK

    Long time coming

    Hello all , Been ages since I've visited the carving path ..... There goes the rest of my day
  22. Janel

    Mammoth tusk weight - 5.55 kg.

    Hello, I do not have current knowledge of the price of mammoth tusk. I hope that you will find the information you need. A gentle reminder, this forum is not the place to make sales, so if someone does want to purchase anything please keep the discussion and activity private and not on the forum pages. Best wishes, Janel
  23. expander12

    Mammoth tusk weight - 5.55 kg.

    Hi friend. Need your opinions to understand cost of this mammoth tusk. I'm going to sell it, payment via PayPal. W - 5.55 kg. H - near 26 cm. Dimension of upper end of the tusk - 13 * 16 cm., bottom end of the tusk is a little bigger than upper end. Best regards Vlad.
  24. Andrew V

    how do you de-grease bone?

    Hi Janel, I didn't actually know what the active ingredient in sugar soap was, but it seems its washing soda, a sodium carbonate form of carbonic acid. It has been pretty effective as a second-stage degreaser but the bone will still need something stronger as a final step.
  25. Summer greeting from Tokyo, Japan This summer in Tokyo is of terribly hot. Someday was over 40 degrees Celsius. The western part of Japan was attacked by heavy rain. It is miserable! Anyway, please look and have fun my new works. Thank you, Yoshii Please click on the displayed video to start. New works: One of old works: My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/myoshiiky
  26. Janel

    how do you de-grease bone?

    What is sugar soap? I think that acetone is the basic ingredient in finger-nail polish remover.
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