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Old 05-02-2008, 09:54 PM
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I tend to watch and listen, but I reckon I should introduce myself. My name is rick woodward , I live in Oxford, Indiana. Been woodcarving most of my life. Started drawing when i was 4 kept at it til i was in my twenties then just kinda didn't after that.Been woodcarving full time the last 5 or 6 years. About 10 or 15 years ago i investigated engraving. But got discouraged. A while back I found Steve Lindsay on the internet. Now I'm back and tooling up. Heres a few pics of carvings i'm kinda happy with , some older, some newer. Thanks for looking.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:44 AM
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Hi Rick,
I also enjoy wood carving, and have been considering a try at it with my classic. By the looks of your work it seems the Airgraver fits the bill. I do all my work with knives, and gauges. What type of tooling do you use, and do you make the tools, or buy them. Your work is Very Impressive, and inspiring. I hope to see more in the future.
Thanks for posting these fine pictures.
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:56 AM
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Welcome to the group

You do beautiful work Rick.

The Indian looks like he could speak any minute.

Thanks for posting.

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Old 05-03-2008, 10:31 AM
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Nice looking carvings!

There are sets of woodcarving 'gravers' you can get to use with the air powered gravers. Although since it's really just a matter of making it fit in the handpiece I dare say you can make your own.

Doesn't look like you need any more tools for your woodcarving but I'm guessing you - like most of us - would enjoy having some anyway. :p

I'm looking forward to seeing your engraving and how your woodcarving background affects your style. I should be interesting!
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:17 PM
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Thank you kindly guys.
I use dremels and carbide ,diamond and ruby bits, among many other tools. I do have gouges but seldom use them. I would upload a few more pics, but it seems I cant. 200 meg is the limit per thread ? Would i need to start a new thread to post more pics?
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:13 PM
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Hi Rick,
The forum for attachments is limited. Here are two threads about how to post pictures not using attachments.

http://www.handengravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=1514

http://www.handengravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=344
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:47 AM
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Here is a few more pics. I do rustic furniture, dimensional signs and home decor things. If anyone wants to see some more let me know.
This is one 1/2 log leg of a mtn man bench.

This is a sassafras chainsaw carved pair of "twins".

2 moose busts, dont recal the size. Probably around 12 " tall.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:16 AM
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That's wonderful work! How much would one of those moose busts be on a piece of antler?
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:02 AM
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Hi Tim
Unfortunately that is the only Moose antler i had left. It was a real small one. Moose antler around here in indiana is difficult to obtain. So is elk. I sell the moose with the plaque for $550.00 But don't do many of them, too much time involved. Lots of fur detail. The antlers are carved out of hard maple then inserted. I can do one with the plaque if you want. Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:13 AM
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awsome work
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Welcome Rick, You do nice work, with the art back ground you will do well in engraving. This is a good place to get answere and help.

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