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sharry t

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    Lancashire, UK.
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    Apart from sculpting, drawing, painting and working with soda glass I like reading, puzzles and taking my dog out. I used to be an archer until I had a shoulder injury and I miss it.
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    Bone Carvings

    Lovely work and great contrast. I was wondering if something like latex or artists masking fluid work better? Not sure how it'd stick to bone, or if it would just slide off.
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    New Project By Cornel Schneider

    that is so inspiring and beautiful, thanks for posting.
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    Cleaning Fine Files

    Along with files for filing, I use two sided sanding boards (I don't know what to call them) that can be found for fingernail shaping in most fingernail polish sections at stores. Some stores used to carry a variety of grits, but not so much these days. Emery boards Janel.
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    Cleaning Fine Files

    Depending on how fine the files are, I use a stiff nylon bristle nail brush. If less fine I use a brass bristle brush. Just brush gently from side to side up the length of the file. Something like this http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&q=wire+tool+brush&gs_upl=3519l8604l0l9231l15l14l0l0l0l0l223l2233l1.10.3l14l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1151&bih=823&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=18439600166610778256&sa=X&ei=05oMT-3JI4uxhAf6_LmiBA&ved=0CIsBEPICMAU
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    New Carving

    Looks amazing. I too would love to see some close up photo's please.
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    Push/wiggle Graved Sterling Bracelet

    Looks beautiful, how long did it take?
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    Wood Carving Dvd's

    Hi Thomas, don't know if this would be of interest to you or anyone else but I found this site. There's a few video tutorials on here and they might be okay to view with a lower bandwidth. http://www.woodcarve...ng_projects.php this is one of them http://www.youtube.c...u/2/5R-_YaBZMZI
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    Wood Carving Dvd's

    Thanks Phil, I've found the Chris Pye ones and have been thinking about getting one of them. Thanks Ed, I know that there's quite a few out there, unfortunately the problem is getting them the UK and US DVD's wont always work on UK equipment as its a different format (esp my old stuff!).
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    Hello From The Uk

    I've been busy with other work these last couple of months so haven't had time to try much yet, as soon as I get something decent made I'll bite the bullet and put some pics up.
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    Wood Carving Dvd's

    Hi All I'm just starting out carving soapstone and wood and wondered if anyone can recommend any DVD's (available in the UK if possible) that will guide an absolute beginner through the wood carving process? I need advice with everything from choosing, sharpening and honing tools through to basic wood carving skills, such as how to carve with grained wood etc. I've had a look on you tube and found a few short videos but the quality is usually low so you can't see things like wood grain etc. I don't seem to be able to get the tools sharp, at least not for very long, so would like to see the proper way to sharpen them. I've tried looking for local classes but they don't seem to exist. I live in an area that isn't interested in teaching arts and crafts and the local council would sooner spend money on another new set of "Welcome to..." signs than backing any courses. Thanks for any advice anyone can give. Mods' please move if this is in the wrong section.
  11. That is truely a work of art, seems strange to call a knife that but it is.
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    Raven/owl Ring

    that's beautiful, lovely ring.
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    Pencil Carving

    That's amazing! How long did it take you? Have you seen the work by this artist, similar vein? http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=willard+wigan&hl=en&biw=1150&bih=861&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=XvO0To20CdHd8QP2xZH1BA&sqi=2&ved=0CDEQsAQ
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    Toad On Lotus Leaf

    Wow! That's all I can say.
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    Celtic Dragon Welsh Lovespoon

    Beautiful, just superbly detailed and intricate.