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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. Ed Twilbeck

    Stormy Weather

    Yes we are having a storm again . Where I am we should not have much to worry , most of the problems will be in Louisiana. As far as carving goes I have small sculpture I am working on when I can. I am Carving a small carving of wood carver. Started a few months back . Had a bad hip. Last month had a total left hip replacement, now I am healing and on the road to recovery. Will be back carving soon.
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    The carving path

    I have been a member for a while and have used it in the past much more than I do now. My age and pain has slowed me down. That said I wish it would continue, I think a lot of new and young carvers, and myself would get inspired by what other carvers do. Many of my ideas for my carvings have came from others here. To see the art and wonderful work done by so many fantastic Artist that have posted their ideas, their drawings, their work in progress,their finished work. Yes I have seen some of their work on other sites, like Pinterest, etc , but all of the personal feelings, the comments, the advice, the encouragement, is not at any other site. I hope someone can keep it going and,hope it will. Thanks Ed.
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    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.
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    Storm coming on The Coast

    Looks like our first Tropical Storm is coming our way. For those of us who live here it's just a nother storm,,, good time to carve. i have some in the works, will let you know.
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    Welcome Lyle,good to see another wood person here. This is a good site to see a lot of great ideas on art and wood carving.
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    Walnut for small carvings

    Yes you are right walnut is sometimes to carve and will hide details in the grain. Many years ago I built furniture and made boxes, walnut book matched always came out great. Did a box with a walnut top and carved a dragon in the top. Back then I would work to make my boxes a pleasure to touch, well the top with the Dragon did not want to come out and shine, so I finished the box with the super smooth silky feel and the dragon was very dull finish but the contrast came out unusually good. I was pleased and the lady that purchased it was very excited about it and loved the story of how the box got its different look. Thes 2 pieces are from a walnut crotch area and were for knife handle blanks ,, which finished out smother and silky, to nice for a knife to be used, it went to a friends collection. i think I will be doing leaves ,,, as the wood talks to me ,, when I carve it.
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    Walnut for small carvings

    This is left overs from 4 or 5 years ,,walnut to pretty to throw away, thinking of doing a new Cicada, or a leaf ,pendant ,, or combine the 2 ...Any one got any IDEAS , will consider all suggestions.
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    Cicada on leaf

    The cord is adjusted useing a Chinese sliding knot cord comes out of the stem end of the leaf.
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    Cicada on leaf

    Thank you Janel , the Cicada and Leaf was planned to be a pendant , I wanted something different.
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    Cicada on leaf

    Andrew I use a chamois wheel on a foredom, it has about 5 layers of chamois, each one is cut so it works into the cuts and around all of the carvings, I spin it on the wax and then spin it on what I am waxing, it heats up enough to bring a good shine to what I am working on. Check out the pics.
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    Cicada on leaf

    Base ,Purple Heart. The finish is min wax wood sheen with just a little stain mix, then a wax with carnauba. A small Boxwood cicada on a leaf, table top sculpture or a necklace, to wear.
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    a bit of fun

    Very nice , it is always good to get some fun. Mice are always difficult to carve ,,cause the move so fast and won't sit long to be a good model. Thanks for sharing.
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    Favorite Old Tools

    A while back somebody asked about favorite carving tools here is some of mine. The box of chisels are from the early 80s they come without handles, one handle and change the blade ,,they are Warren carving tools , in fact all showing here are from Warren Cutlery and Carving ,,,, I turned the handles from walnut they were the first set of chisels I have , use them regularly ,,, the knives are also Warren made the one in the pic with the carving is an LK5 blade this is the 2nd one ,, this one I use a lot and is one of the best knives I have ,,,, they can come with a handle and you change the blade or to the chisel ,,, I like to make my own handles. The rest of the knives all have Warren Blades. On top of the box is the handles you can get from the company I don't like them due to the weight of the Brass to hold the blades. Any question or comments all are welcome.
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    Salutations from Berkeley California

    Another welcome back ,, your work is excellent and very pleasing to the eye, will be watching for more beautiful art . Thanks for sharing.
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    Hello from Holland

    Welcome Peter, there are a lot of very. Good information on this forum , there are some good leads to Netsuke carving. Will be looking to see some of your art.