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    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
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    how do you de-grease bone?

    Good to know.
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    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
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    About Where in the World

    I want to keep the Where in the World? map at the top of the window so everyone can see the map when it opens. It will be closed to member additions, so when you have comments or additions, please place them in this topic. Thanks, Janel >->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->-> Moved from Where in the World? From Sergio, December 30, 2006 hi Janel, it's a good idea. I see we are comming from all the world to talk about our passion, it's fantastic. I hope to see more carvers and their works, it's very intrusting. Since i have seen this forum, my vision of carving change, i see more possibilitys to work, i find others inspirations, i'm very happy to discover carvers like you (Natasha, Sergey, Jim, etc....) and i work my english, "que demande le peuple!".
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
  11. 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
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    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."
  14. 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
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    My Intro (Captain Creaky)

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

    Welcome Lyle, It is kind of quiet here these days. It is good to see that you keep busy creatively. Janel
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    Hello from Oak Island, NC

    Hello EldoradoN, Welcome! I look forward to seeing where the above design takes you. Janel
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    Salutations from Berkeley California

    Hi David, Good to know about the St Paul ACC show. It is not easy or a sure thing with either Smithsonian or ACC. Somehow after off again on again acceptances with Smithsonian, I was accepted three years in a row 2013-15. That third year was a zero sale event for me, and it set a different tone to the year ahead. Success with the big shows were hit or miss when I was doing them in the later years, as the audience that grew the shows has been retiring from collecting, and it sounds like this persists. If there is a wave of younger generations of shoppers, they will be shaping the shows' futures, I think. I remain hopeful for so many artists who have chosen to enter the creative way of life and income production, and dependence on the shows. I also hope that there are viable alternatives, and a nurturing and educating of new audiences. Is there a way to remind me of your coming to the St Paul ACC? We are very busy at that time of year, but we do have to deliver a stack of posters there for an event in May that we produce and participate in where we live. I'd like to meet you there. And, best wishes for a successful event! Janel
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