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    Posted: 12 May 2010 at 7:04pm
not happy with this really
i did not feel as if i was rushing but i feel i should have done a little better
the sycamore won't seem to let me tidy it up any more than this
( note to self ... do not use sycamore for carving ... )
anyway take a peek at my attempt



all comments encouragement and advice very welcome

chris

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i got so fed up with trying to tidy it up i ran out of patients with it

but i will admit i don't know what to do to improve it appart from trying the scorching treatment ( on the fire that is )
not to dispondant though as i am only a beginner
( but have big ambitions and ideas above my ability )

any comment will do even the bad ones please
chris

ADDED... HOW DOES VLADIMIR DO IT>>> WHAT A GUY>
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Hi Chris,
I like it . It shows determination, in what I now know is a hard wood.
I may even join in the challenge, if I can get an idea.
take care
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Hi, Chris.

I missed this one somehow. That's a great idea to turn a container and lid and carve a pattern on it. I haven't tried sycamore yet, but have heard it's like carving oak. I have done a Santa scene using Popular, and that was pretty hard wood also...Made me appreciate my basswood (lime).

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I tried a cup in sycamore , no lather . The intention was a Keltic design pyrographed aound it. Bloody thing split at the last minute. Sycamore is great for pyeo because it takes a really fine sanding, no pronounced grain.    I've carved a couple of spoons from it using power. I'd say learn on limewood, then give the harder woods a try. As I carve some without a vice limewood is hard enough for me.
Just my take on it.
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