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David Armstrong

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  • Birthday 06/06/1943

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    Beads,Shona Carvings, Zen, reading mostly non fiction, recovery from various addictions.
  1. Janel thank you for all you do. Hope we can save the site the information and help is priceless, thanks again Dave.
  2. Ed I went to you site a saw completed work. Very nice. Here is a quote from Wikipedia "In his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for painters, writing "if you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of fa
  3. Ed I like it when I find an object to carve in the raw material then bring it to life. Want to see more of this work. Dave
  4. Welcome You will find a lot of information here. I use a rotary flex shaft and diamond bits to carve pebbles. I like to carve the harder stones because they polish out well but they also tend to eat up my bits. I rough out my design with a 3/4 inch wheel carve the detail with smaller bits then do a final polish with a buffing pad. Good luck Dave
  5. welcome I also carve stone are you familiar with the work the Shona carvers https://www.google.com/search?q=shona+carvings&biw=828&bih=377&pws=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=rlbIVM_tGJLmoASAl4DQCg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1.65 many remind me of Picasso
  6. Randy. I have been working stone mostly with the rotary tools but with all the input from TCP seem to be branching out into other areas. Its quite a journey. Your work shows a level of tool control that I am sill dreaming about.
  7. Welcome Randy There are other cavers who do canes and walking sticks and post here. I like your birds they show movement. What do you use to carve with? Dave
  8. The piece came out very good If you hadn't said anything I would not have noticed the break. The finish work is hard to do. I was completing a piece last week and lost a major portion of the nose due to a crack in the stone. I did a search for carving vices (and vises) lots of information out there I also see where some bone carvers use leather bags stuffed with rice or sand to hold their work.
  9. Thanks Mike http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia I am sort of like the sharp shooter who drew the target on the barn after firing the shots in a small group. My carvings still mostly look like rocks.
  10. welcome Gregg, you are way ahead of me. It is great that you have the club for support. It is hard for me to evaluate the work with photos alone I need to feel the texture and see it in the round. I like your diver how was it done. Dave
  11. It is hard to show carvings with a photo, for me they need to be touched. Good progress, I hope to try bone someday, did the grain have anything to with your problem? Dave
  12. I found this great tool in a local Antique Shop today wanted to share with you.
  13. Here is what I have been working on. Hope pictures come thru ok. Dave
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