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  1. Janel

    how do you de-grease bone?

    Yay! Phew, I am glad that it worked. Let us know how things progress with the bone preparation. Janel
  2. Janel

    how do you de-grease bone?

    There are methods for preparing bone in the archives. Using the search function is unwieldy, but with enough patience the best suggestions will form a pattern with the shared information from over the years. You might also try using a Search Engine like google, etc., mentioning The Carving Path, which would target the information in the forum as well. In the archives there are many topics regarding the preparation of bone, and many other informational topics and posts about the selection and use of bones. I found this one that might be helpful: https://www.thecarvingpath.net/topic/3123-bones-that-had-been-cleaned-all-cracked/?tab=comments#comment-25210 One takeaway from it is to not cook the bone, and read about the various degreasing agents. Cooking might tend to force the fats into the bone, in my opinion. Good luck to your investigation, preparation and carving of the bone! Janel
  3. Janel

    Hello!

    Hello Tim, Your first attempt is a very elegant one. Your choice to create an inset for the engraved copper works visually as well as functionally, making a sleek profile that lays flat. Welcome! Janel
  4. Members have been reporting log in problems. The forum Support team is helping me to sort this out. Some software upgrades and the addition of SSL may have been making logging in troublesome. 1) From forum Support: Please ask them to make certain they are using the new URL which contains https like so: https://www.thecarvingpath.net/ and not using a link which their browser has "remembered" which might be the old http link. 2) You may need to use your Display Name as the username when logging in. 3) If you have trouble logging in, please contact me. Let me know what you are using to log in with unsuccessfully. I will work with the forum Support to try to figure this out. Janel
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    Log In Problems?

    Members have been reporting log in problems. The forum Support team is helping me to sort this out. Some software upgrades and the addition of SSL may have been making logging in troublesome. 1) From forum Support: Please ask them to make certain they are using the new URL which contains https like so: https://www.thecarvingpath.net/ and not using a link which their browser has "remembered" which might be the old http link. 2) You may need to use your Display Name as the username when logging in. 3) If you have trouble logging in, please contact me. Let me know what you are using to log in with unsuccessfully. I will work with the forum Support to try to figure this out. Janel
  6. Janel

    Help a member find images please?

    Thank you for reminding me about this. I did locate the person and eventually received the images for what I believe had been requested. "Here are two images of the pump set up that we've cobbled together. The covington unit above the pump has a drip feed and the water drains out from the side through the large tube & depends on gravity to settle the sludge."
  7. Janel

    My Intro (Captain Creaky)

    Welcome to The Carving Path. Um maybe except for the teddy bear ... poor thing.
  8. Janel

    Sealing Bone (Finish)

    Hi Paul, Thank you! I have a selection of old dental tools, actually acquired the first ones at the St. Paul, MN Science Museum that had been roughly ground into very interesting, useful tools. They were then called amateur archeology tools, as I recall. I gave them attention on my whet and diamond stones, and used them a lot before making other sorts of tools. Never thought of river stones, good idea. Janel
  9. Janel

    Imperial rhodonite chain

    I can understand the time that it takes for sanding and polishing. One must especially draw upon patience during this stage to achieve the final, flawless gleam.
  10. Janel

    Imperial rhodonite chain

    Hello Michael, You have succeeded in carving the chain! Such patience and restraint you have especially as the materials become thinner. This stone is such a lovely color and appears to be translucent as well. Thank you for posting the images. Janel
  11. Janel

    Introduction

    Welcome Lyle, It is kind of quiet here these days. It is good to see that you keep busy creatively. Janel
  12. Janel

    Walnut for small carvings

    I found that the walnut I had was difficult to carve. I sought a smooth surface on the inside of a long, bowl like shape, and the chatoyant ripple grain was very obstinate and made hills and valleys no matter how careful I was. That said, this wood looks beautiful, and I understand why you would want to carve it. I think that wood such as this with a beautiful grain should be carved to show the wood itself, and not try to show off careful, small details. The grain will tend to hide it, in my opinion. A leaf form perhaps with an on-lay of another better-for-detail wood might make a great pendant. Janel "Collection from a summer walk" http://janeljacobson.com/carvings/394.html
  13. Janel

    Cicada on leaf

    Thank you Ed, that is a fine way to share such work with friends and admirers. So much better than sitting somewhere on a shelf, waiting to be found by lookers. Is the purple heart wood a little stand created for the piece for its display? Good idea. Janel
  14. Janel

    Cicada on leaf

    That is a good way to share a small carving. Is the purple heart base part of the pendant? Show us how it will actually hang? Janel
  15. Janel

    Cicada on leaf

    Congratulations for carving those legs! That work is tricky to do. Well done with stylizing the characteristics of the cicada. Janel
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