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Sebastián Urresti

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  1. Hello there U.K. Kiwi, Here is a list of articles were you will find a lot of ideas. Kumihimo 1.0 Kumihimo 1.1 Kumihimo Finishing Marudai (This is the name of one the traditional Japanese "jigs" used for braiding) Make Your Own Kumihimo Loom And Weighted Tama Hope this helps. Best, Sebas
  2. Hey Ken, I will check the "fire wood grade" to see what is it I do agree that depending on the wood grain 200 grit will do and yup, you are 100% right! Wood needs to look like wood not plastic! Cheers, Sebas
  3. Hey Peter, Cool! I got myself some bones today too and I did exactly the same process that you described. I am amazed. I saw a post with a picture so I will take a look there to see what you have done. Cheers, Sebas
  4. Hi Peter, A bone carver wannabe from Argentina here adding a few comments. First, Remove all the blood, tissues and fat from the bones ( in my personal experience I rather use fresh bones, otherwise the blood when dries will leave a dark stain and if some fat is left it will, eventually, be absorbed and spread inside the bone making a "transparent" look alike stain) As you and Janel very well said, do not apply heat to dry it (or it may crack!!!) (((I am not sure how the bone structure is changed but I can confirm that after years of barbecuing experience after heat the bones become brittle...))). As regards as carving it "fresh" I can assure you that cow bone will not "crack" after being carved, shaped and polished. What I usually do is to leave the bones dry in a cool place for a couple of days and then start carving, I don´t particularly let the bones "age" to be completely dried and I never had a problem with all the carving that I did so far over the past years. Hope this helps and that my comments are clear. Hugs, Sebas
  5. Hi Ken, Lovely work. Nice curves and shapes. How did you polish them? And another question, when you say pallets you mean like the kind of pallets used in Super Markets and Ships? (According to Wikipedia, "flat transport structure") If so, I love the woods used. I don´t think that we ever get that wood quality on our pallets down here in Argentina... lol Keep the pics coming! Hugs, Sebas
  6. Hi Steven! Welcome to the Carving Path. Hope to see images of your work any time soon. Hugs, Sebas
  7. Dear Ed, Long time, no post! Yes, I am one of those. (lol ) Been swapping from one job to another, too many things going on with my Family and, of course, with my life but so far everything is, gratefully, coming out fine. All the previous comment was to say that, unfortunately, I haven´t been carving much... As of not I am making a new workshop that, hopefully, will be finished in a couple of weeks but I will try to post, at least, one of my latest works inspired by you (yes, all of you, all) but, specially, the NZ and Polynesian great, great bone carving artists. As regards as sites, I had two but they are gone now (snif snif ) but it was too expensive to keep them going... As I have the chance to reply to this post I have one line to add: @Janel: Dear Master, I owe you so much, you are part of my deepest tuition and being inspired by your art/discipline will be all-ways greatly appreciated by this Forum. Hugs, Sebas
  8. Dear Dan, Long time, no post! I`ve been away from posting but I always come around the carving path to see how things are evolving and what other carvers are doing. I just saw your post and I clicked on your link and I was able to see that this products are sold by www.pauamana.com. You can make the purchase or you can contact Malcom (that´s the name of the owner) as he is a GREAT lad. I made a purchase years ago and I still have plenty of paua to work with. As mentioned by Billy, you can purchase the shells and cut them. Malcom has different grades of shells measured by its thickness. Contact him, send him an email and he will guide you through. By the way, I live in Argentina (a looooong way from NZ) and got a box with everything that I order in a timely manner. Go for it! (I hope this help) Best, Sebas
  9. Dear Rangi, I am a huge fan of your work and I never thought that I could post a comment and say hello to you. I am extremely happy to see you here. Everyone, please, let´s welcome Rangi Kipa to our forum. A Big Hug from an argentinian Pākehā !!! Sebas
  10. Dear Janel, Long time no see! Well, I am working hard and carving little... But I still carve! I am not an expert, I know that Benzart will not let me lie here, but it is hard to think that this gentleman could not find anything related to this carving and the deity itself... It is Ku, the Hawai`ian God of War. A huge hug to the whole forum! Specialy the Bone carvers! (Just kidding...) Let`s keep on carving, lads! Sebas
  11. Dear Friend, Nice carving and welcome to the TCP. If I am not mistaken it is not a pebble but a gourd. I am from Argentina and we do not have that kind of gourd, but in Colombia, Bolivia and Venezuela they are called Totumo or Totuma. Kind Regards, Sebas
  12. Dear Friend, I have the book, pictures, the web and the will, skill maight be my problem about this matter... I am waiting to see if what hit you hit me some day too because I still did not figure that binding out... HUGS, Sebas
  13. Dear Natasha, It has been a long, long time since I do not post a comment on the Carving Path. I check it on daily basis but I never have the ime to post something or add a comment. The real purpose about this post is that I want to congratulate you for your pieces, you are always ahead... As Janel and other gifted carvers around TCP, I think that you grasp what nature gives us everyday, the true beauty that is on every being and on top of that your willingness to share how you did it. I swear that I do not have words to express my appreciation for your work. Keep them coming to enlighten our way. Godbless, Sebas
  14. Dear Friend, Maybe you could try with the Search because there is a lot of information on how to color bones, antler and ivory. Hugs, Sebas
  15. Dear Sergey, I´m not sure if it is a monkey fist, the photo is not big enough... But here you have a nice link for you to learn how to make it, intersting wire idea in that tutorial... Mokey fist. HEY! HUGS! Sebas
  16. Hi Folks! Long time since my last post. Righty! Here are some links for you. Seems that the search engine is not working, huh?... Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Hope it works. Hugs, Sebas
  17. Dear Magnus, Let´s try to find about this friend of ours because I found one around my neighborhood, thing is... I live in Rosario, Argentina, and I´m wondering what kind of beetle this is since three years ago... I don´t think that this is from the Tenebrioninae family mainly because of the size of this particular one, at least mine is 6 cm long and I think Magnus´ beetle is also this size. Hugs, Sebas
  18. Hi Janel! Guys, You´re always so kind! Ok, I could found one of my old pictures, here this one (a female) is gray. Not as good as Don´s picture ut you can get how they can change. Hope you like it. Hey Don, any other Anole photo? Hugs, Sebas
  19. Dear Don and dear Folks, I know that it´s been a long time since my last post but here´s one. That beautiful fellow is called Anolis Carolinensis, the Anole is called the "False American Chamalion" because he can reach from that Green to a pale green passing all the way to a dark chocolate brown and if they learn, but only "if" they learn, they can turn gray too, thing is his eyelids are always in a different tone. If the Anole is green the eyelis are blue, if the Anole is Brown the eyelids are green. That Red enourmous double chin is not only a theat mechanism but it also attracts the females, for what I can see my guess is that this particular one is a male, when they take this part out they move their heads up and down veeeery fast to "look" bigger than they really are. Another incredible thing is that they can move their eyes as the Chamalion and they can almost acheive an stereo vision by forcing their eyes to look forward taking advantage of that "crevice" that goes from their eyes to their nose (you can see it clearly in Don´s photo). Not that I´m an expert on them but I used to have 5 of them living with me. One of them, a female, lived with me for six years! A lot for an Anole, as they can only live indoors only 2 to 3 years. THANKS FOR SHARE THA PHOTO BROUGHT A LOT OF MEMORIES! Hugs, Sebas
  20. Dear Friends, As Janel said, we´re starting to feel how the Summer is going to be, some high temperatures some heavy rains and some cold strange windy cloudy days. Our gardens are growing and we´re taking car of it, by "we" I mean my wife... A long time without any of my posts, but here I am. But first, Janel, what a wonderful piece! Great to know that you also take time to breathe!!! LOL! Here´s a photo of what´s on my "dusty" bench, a set of Matau and Makau from Aotearoa and Hawai´i. Of course that they´re in the "by hand sanding" process and next the setting for the lace work, but here you can see a 75% of the work so far. I´m carving 5-9 bones per week as I´m preparing myself to go to the Coast to see what happens! Hope you like the lousy photo. Hugs, Sebas
  21. Dear Vjacheslav, Thanks for showing your carvings. I really liked the African masks, as you know I play drums and some rhythms come directly from the Congo nation and Yoruba nation as well. Looking in your website I found a photo of your tools and the gravers are like mine, maybe when I "grow up" I´ll become a carver like you! Thanks again. Hugs, Sebas
  22. Dear Folks, What to say, I work with bone, so the only thing that I do, following a friend´s advice, is to collect my bone dust and spread it in my garden, he told me that´s great for the soil. AH! And sometimes when my dog needs an extra winter calories, following my Vet´s advice, I mix the clean powder with its food. Hugs, Sebas
  23. Dear Mark, Well, what to say, if I were te carver I would let them like this! Beautiful! Dick´s right about the muscles. Thanks for posting it, more now that I´m trying to make some work with depths in bone. Hugs, Sebas
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