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Author Topic: Malachite wrasse  (Read 1253 times)

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olgguy

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Re: Malachite wrasse
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2017, 08:08:14 AM »

A totally great piece and fantastic save on the crack. One question, is the crossover section connected to each other?
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Re: Malachite wrasse
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2017, 05:26:44 PM »

Back in a November post of the fish carving there was a comment regarding no glue coatings allowed in a competition...how is a glue coating used as a finish? That's a new one to this newbie :icon_scratch:
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Re: Malachite wrasse
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »

Thanks for the reply,s, the cross over tail section is totally undercut, very challenging in a soft stone, but this piece is quite tough, glue coatings can be used to coat surfaces that have pits, or stone that will not polish to a high finish, both epoxys and supa glue work, Haxtel is one that is used, I have used supa glue on Australian Queensland fairy opal- sandstone opal with great sucess, epoxy works better under vacuum, as it can get into a porus stone.
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Re: Malachite wrasse
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2017, 02:40:14 PM »

Thanks auscarver, I can see why it's not allowed in some competitions!!
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