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by BillK
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020

Thanks again Beki. Currently cutting out the 4th one. 30 minutes for the 14 inch size. Didn’t know I had so much 1/4” plywood lying around. I splayed the antlers just 5 degrees. I like that a little better. Also I’ll share an outline of my tail here if anyone is interested. Adjusting the slot width ...
by BillK
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020

Thank you!

So a little more sanding to de-fuzz and I went with a gloss white for the body, and a metallic gold for the antler. Finish it off with a bit of red ribbon.
by BillK
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020

mtylerfl wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:55 pm
That smaller version really came out nice, Bill!
Thanks Michael. It’s about 14” tall.
by BillK
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020

Thanks for this project! Couldn’t wait to try it. Made a few mods. Wanted the ears pointier. Thought the antlers needed another point. Really didn’t like that tail, so got a new one! Thanks for the video as well. Instead of making trial parts for the slots, I cut one, then used a small scrap of the ...
by BillK
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Arts and Crafts diploma frame
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Arts and Crafts diploma frame

Thanks everyone. I should mention the finish process. Really like the way this came out on the walnut. I used a rubbed on coat of polymerized Linseed Oil first. Let that fully dry overnight. Then, I use Clear Shellac, cut with 60% alcohol, 40 shellac so its very thin. Two coats, sand with 600, two m...
by BillK
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Paint/Stain/Ink recommendations for SHALLOW cut
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Paint/Stain/Ink recommendations for SHALLOW cut

“ 3 coats of oil, and then a layer of beeswax buffed out with a XC ski cork... then after cutting, 2 coats of Zzinser sanding/sealer....and then a paint/stain/ink? Then sanding excess off, after wiping as much excess off with moist/water or thinner.” Scott, I used to read posts on another forum from...
by BillK
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Arts and Crafts diploma frame
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Arts and Crafts diploma frame

That's a very nice frame. In notice that your hanger slot is horizontal. Any special reason, like limited thickness? The location was to get under the carve at the top, but when I do a symmetrical piece like this and use one hanger slot, I always put it in horizontally, that works best to find the ...
by BillK
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Arts and Crafts diploma frame
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Arts and Crafts diploma frame

Happy Thanksgiving! I have made more than a few of these style frames for diplomas, each one personalized with name and class and an extra carving or two. This one for my daighter. This one is Walnut. The frame is just pocket screwed together from the back that sits against a wall. The top and botto...
by BillK
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Live edge Feet stool
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Live edge Feet stool

...and the 100 points are back. Many thanks to Mark at Vectric for spotting and fixing this.
by BillK
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Live edge Feet stool
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Live edge Feet stool

So after 445 posts on this forum and attaining Wizardry status, I have been demoted all the way back to apprentice. -100 points for Gryffindor I guess, :lol:
by BillK
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Live edge Feet stool
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Live edge Feet stool

Thanks Scott. Never really had a Feet stool before. Seems to be very relaxing for the lower back. Wonder why you don’t see them too much anymore? The bark came off very nicely. My wife and I lived in our first house, which was built by my Great Grandfather in 1901. In the separate one car garage out...
by BillK
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Live edge Feet stool
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Live edge Feet stool

This is a wonderful project, Bill. Good-looking and very interesting procedure! Thanks Michael. I didn’t mean for this to get disjointed into 3 posts, that’s what taking the summer off does. In case anyone is interested, here’s the two other Posts on the development of the ball and claw legs. https...
by BillK
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: STL size import descrepancy
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: STL size import descrepancy

Bob, I remember you were rotary fixture king from the Shark forum days. After I cut these four legs with the simple fixture I made, the first thought I had was “make a better fixture”. And that’s the fun of this.
by BillK
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Live edge Feet stool
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Live edge Feet stool

Bill, I'm really intrigued by rotary-less four sided registration carving. Thank you for posting your progress with this technique. Bob Thanks Bob. When I was a young engineer working at a defense contractor, We were always working on ways to jig parts to be cut on what we had, which were only 3 ax...
by BillK
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Live edge Feet stool
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Live edge Feet stool

Thought I would post a picture of the carve of the ball and claw after roughing. You can see the basic shape and the mounting in the fixture. A few shots in the daylight also.