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Black Jade done and new WIP
« on: June 12, 2017, 03:56:25 PM »

Drawn up last year as a proposed summer-project and never done.


So a few weeks ago, I finally got started


Had my daughter draw up some flowers and scratched out the basic design.


Did not like it, and already thought of taking the flowers off entirely, but then, somehow today I got into a flow that changed things a little.
Still not happy, but its a start to hopefully better things.


Round two: going a bit deeper undercutting on both sides. Does not look like it in picture, but lots of material removed since last picture.

Thanks for looking, Kurt
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Re: Australian Black Jade WIP
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »

   Man, you have patience and talent.  keep it up... neal
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Re: Australian Black Jade WIP
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 08:32:53 PM »

How do you like the jade?
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Re: Australian Black Jade WIP
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »

Thanks 55fossil

How do you like the jade?

A few years ago, I made a trade with an Australian lady, who seems to have that particular jade in spades and she send me a good 3 pounds of it. I'm not a fan of green jade (except one particular type of colour that is waaaayyyy out of my league financially) So I rather dabble in white and black nephrite. While polish is always an issue, the cutting process seems much easier than a lot of other materials. And thus far, I can be happy with each and every piece I got out of this black material.

It looks like, once a year I get the urge to work with it.....
3 years ago

two years ago

Last Year

 And waiting to happen
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Re: Australian Black Jade WIP
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 10:10:05 PM »

Always in awe of your talent!  Every piece is perfect.
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Re: Australian Black Jade WIP
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 05:12:57 PM »

Nice work.
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Re: WIP Black Jade last step before finish
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 06:06:17 AM »

In the meantime, finished the cutting (including above flower and top), and drilled hole for cord.
Sanding the remainder, but no time for polish until next weekend.
But no pictures yet.
Picture here this morning. Overcast outdoor gives it an unusual colour. Like it.


Best regards, Kurt
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Re: WIP Black Jade last step before finish
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 06:55:46 AM »

Looking good!   :icon_sunny:
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Re: WIP Black Jade last step before finish
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 09:33:33 AM »

Kurt, you are to hard on yourself.
I think this piece is beautiful.  The flowers remind me of Orchids and the bamboo is well done.  It's a piece I think anyone would love to wear. 
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Re: WIP Black Jade last step before finish
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »

Carves Jade, polishes jade, lives in a Shoilin rock cabin.....   One bad Kurt!!!
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Re: WIP Black Jade last step before finish
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 01:24:38 AM »

Nice work Kurt.
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Re: WIP Black Jade last step before finish
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 11:12:59 PM »

Love the work with black jade. Makes me want to start carving some of mine again.
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Re: Black Jade done and new WIP
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 03:56:07 PM »

Thank you all for the kind feedback.

As I cut outdoors, the constant rain over the past 13 days did not help much for the start of my summer holiday, but somehow got some work done in the short brakes....

Jade is done


And new project started for this months challenge:
First up; Montana Jellybean

Picture is rather dark, just like the weather. :( Will have to get new ones once the sun returns.

And, Indian Blackskin for the challenge: Rough cut


Thanks for looking, have a great week, Kurt
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Re: Black Jade done and new WIP
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 11:18:11 PM »

One word only BEAUTIFUL
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Re: Black Jade done and new WIP
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2017, 06:52:16 AM »

Wow, Kurt.  Those turned out beautifully.  Your attention to detail amazes me.  Truly astounding!   :Worthy:
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