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First Carving--"solo"!


Tom Edward

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Sorry for the clutter on the bench but after several years of buying stuff that ( "I need") it has to be somewhere.

My fordem hand pice is in a tiki vise then in a 3'' bench vise, I can turn it 45 degrees a handy idea, the vaccuum is in the closet and the carving stuff is on the bench with extra goods under the bench in boxes etc, I just can't wait until I am back in a real studio setting!

Cheers.

Tom.

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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how can you stand that mess. i clean up my bench like daily and i need to put all my stuff away constently. in fact im planing on building 30 inches drawers under my bench to store carving tools and hand tools underneath.

 

i like your feathers do they hang like a pendent (if there necklace how to you plan on hanging them) or are you planing on using them for earings.

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Hi Tom,

 

Cool work. Also I, kind of like, your working space. Might be difficult to find the right tool immediately from time to time, but I don't believe than a perfectly clean area can lead to a lot of creative work, imo. And even if you start with a clean surface, soon enough it ends up kind of messy. Anyway, it apparently does not stop you from good carving ;)

 

Keep it up

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Hey Thanks, well that feather is the front and back side, it does hang suspended,

Sorry for the mess on the work space, but the mess I am okay with since I do know where everything that I use is and a cluttered space is okay.

I do agree that everything does need a place to be but that area has not been there long less than a month actually and yes I am looking around for good shelving but not plastic boxes etc,

I do have another bench to use, but refuse to work in a carpeted area since dropping things is loosing things in a carpeted area, many of the files rasps etc don't get used so they are destined for a box of there own but when it comes along, since throwing tools etc into a box unorganized is just as bad if not worse then having a cluttered work spoce.

But thanks for the replies.

Cheers.

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Lovely work Tom, it is beautiful very dynamic for a feather indeed.

 

Everyone is giving you trouble about your messy work space, but my! Better than having no space at all! I should put a photo of mine up, it makes your lovely shop look like a surgical table! I get to load everything i own into a toolbox every time I finish carving for the day, I don't have a shop. I use the first step from my fire escape.

Beautiful work, and wonderful work space! :) look forward to seeing more.

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nice set up yes it very cluttered but if it dose when you need it to do and works for you they it works i try to clean my table at least once a week and put every thing back on the wall on in the holders but if it works for you that all thats matters and keep up the good work

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the only reason i give you some greaf is i do more then little carving i do larger carving, boxes, inlay, marqetry, wood turning ect.... and my space is so small by the time i set down one board to make into a box i have no more room so if i dont clean up between each project i could not get any thing made. but if it works for you then great. keep on trucken and keep showing us what you have made.

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Hello Everyone, well thanks for the comments, some of you get it some didn't.

Bella Nicol your are right on the mark, carving for me has been a life long struggle and working full time did not help any, I now have time to carve and do what I want , currently I am working on whale tooth pendants and they are very rewarding,

As for the mess well it's like a garage what comes out at the end of the day is better than it went in, and ya its messy to a point but I have no need to want for a tool, when it is there .......somewhere!

Cheers.

T.E.

ps that is one feather front and back and my first engraved bone carving, the other 3 were 2 adze blades and one small 3/4 inch spiral.!

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  • 4 weeks later...

I love this feather, one of the nicest stylized feathers Ive seen for ages, very pretty thing. Now you make me want to try bone again...if I could get it so fine and white and glossy. Is there room on that bench for a mug of coffee?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey Jean H ! sorry that I missed this, I don't get here to often and thank you for the comments, it was a real learning curve to do a feather like that the first bone carving on my own, but the second one is taking longer because mammoth ivory has a bad smell, but I store it in dry soap powder to get past it.

S o far the second one is half as thick and a bit wavier,.

I hope to post some images of innovative tools that I have made soon look for some "post cards"!

No there is very little room for a coffee on that table although I did do some improvment and sorting.

Thanks again.

Tom.

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