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Black Mobius


David G

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Well it has been quite a while since I posted some of my work. I have 3 projects on the go at the moment and this is the first one I have surrendered on (not sure you ever 'finish' a carving). This is 'black mobius', made from West Australian nephrite jade, 60mm x 21mm x 14mm. It took a ridiculous amount of time and effort, it came up nicely in the end, but I can't help thinking it needs more wow factor for the effort.

 

Original slab ready to go

 

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All marked up and ready to party

 

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Blocked out preform and plasticine model used as a carving guide.

 

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10 hours of burs and dremel and the mobius is finally freed from its rocky prison

 

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Grinding done, now to the hand sanding sticks. Many hours of sanding sticks...

 

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Used nail polish to identify the areas needing more work, very hard to see scratches in pure black.

 

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'Black mobius' revealed...

 

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David

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Michael,

 

I drilled a hole each end starting with a 1.5mm core drill and working up to 8mm cones. Most of the material is removed using thin disk shaped burs that work like both a saw and a plane. Many hours grinding on this one. Also use small rod burs but these often cause me more work than they solve. May tackle a softer stone next time.

 

David

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