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DarrenK

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  1. Thanks lads , that's great info. The piece of antler I used was quite old, have now acquired some fresh stuff to try my hand at . I've also heard deer bone is good to carve ?
  2. Hi Andrew, That's very cool ! Somewhere I have a large book on the construction of crossbows that I bought in London... what are the inlays made of? Not far to go then .... 😎
  3. Hi Andrew, Good ideas , thanks . I've not carved a lot of antler before (2nd piece) and wondering if I have been too enthusiastic about boring out the inside materials? Antler is old and should be dry. Decided to stop while I was ahead and not try to carve any more detail... I have used paraffin on the finish and am pleased with the feel and look. Any other tips on carving/prepping antler? Cheers
  4. Hello carvers, Wondering what work you might have in progress leading in to Christmas? A perfect time for gifting treasures. I find I have to work on a few pieces at a time. Must stop me getting bored ... they seem to vie with one another to get finished first. Happy holidays 😎
  5. Hi Janel, Thanks a lot for the info! I will definitely try the paraffin mix . And also the link shows some absolutely incredible jaw dropping carvings....I will finish some details before applying and let you know how it goes.(great idea to do a test first) This is such an amazing site .... full of amazing art and ideas. I wonder if there is any way to rekindle the fire ? Thank you for keeping this site going. Amazing commitment and dedication to the path . It was my light in the dark. 😎
  6. Hi , Nearly finished deer antler carving. Noticing some small hairline cracks , does anyone know the best way to keep this from drying out and cracking more ? Hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas! 😎
  7. Hey Andrew, that's really cool ! It's great to see the roughed out process and detail , Id love to see some gothic crossbow too .....
  8. Hi there, Made from beef bone for my daughter, with an opal for vision. ... been laying around unfinished for years with an unfortunate cracked piece in the tail. Felt good to pick up the tools again and finish it ! It's about 60 mm X 40mm. Cheers
  9. Hello all , Been ages since I've visited the carving path ..... There goes the rest of my day
  10. I was given some ebony and antler from a work mate, i have had a lot of fun working with some different materials ( waiting for some paua )
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