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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2015, 07:13:42 AM »

 :icon_tongue: Sure thing, but don't drop them....  :angel9:

 :icon_thumright: Looking good ToTheSummit. Lets see more!  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2015, 05:54:28 PM »

Some i have been cutting


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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2015, 01:58:45 PM »

Lovely colour, but as hard as ever to decide on any lay-out.  :dontknow: :icon_tongue:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2015, 02:42:10 PM »

thats what my problem is too.
I may just put polished rocks around the base and call it a campfire statue
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2015, 05:53:39 AM »

Awesome. I have some Montana Agate that I need to get at as well. Beautiful carving Kurt, I think I need to get started doing that as well. I have a lot on my plate though with Flint Knapping too.
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2015, 09:44:57 PM »

Kurt,
Wow! Those are really beautiful, all of them. I especially admire the carvings... what do you use for your tools?  (I have a Foredom... is that good enough?)
Thanks!
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 03:12:40 AM »

Kurt,
Wow! Those are really beautiful, all of them. I especially admire the carvings... what do you use for your tools?  (I have a Foredom... is that good enough?)
Thanks!
Jeff

Thank you.
Absolutely.  :DRUNKS:
Thats the only tool I got besides files and sand-paper.    :icon_sunny:
That material is hard work, but when it pans out, its a sight to behold.
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2015, 07:39:53 AM »

Kurt,
Wow! Those are really beautiful, all of them. I especially admire the carvings... what do you use for your tools?  (I have a Foredom... is that good enough?)
Thanks!
Jeff

hank you.
Absolutely.  :DRUNKS:
Thats the only tool I got besides files and sand-paper.    :icon_sunny:
That material is hard work, but when it pans out, its a sight to behold.

Thanks!  I'm not trying to steal your techniques, but do you have any favorite bits?  And do you use a water drip system? If not, or even if so, what do you use?
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2015, 06:31:27 AM »

Wow! that agate is beautiful. The workmanship is masterful. G :occasion14:reat job working with rocks and gem stones.
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2015, 06:55:27 AM »

Thanks!  I'm not trying to steal your techniques, but do you have any favorite bits?  And do you use a water drip system? If not, or even if so, what do you use?

Nothing to steal. :) :) If I have to choose a bit; its most likely a medium-sized ball-burr.  :DRUNKS:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2015, 06:17:40 AM »

Update to add:
Montana Kainzer Kurt by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2015, 08:57:13 AM »

Just curious: What does your family think of the time you spend carving? You have made great strides and I imagine you spend a lot of time from your busy life working stone.
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2015, 06:04:08 PM »

Just curious: What does your family think of the time you spend carving? You have made great strides and I imagine you spend a lot of time from your busy life working stone.

Not too happy at times, but then again, everyone has different habits that does not involve anyone else within the family.
Kids have their own schedule , interests and activities as they grow up. Wife is very active in Church and community from her country. I could join either side (kids or wife), but feeling to old for one, and don't liking the gossip and ensuing arguments on the other side. So, stones where originally an opportunity to have an activity on my own schedule, without having to wait for anyone else.

I'm not locking myself away when I work stones, so I'm right here in the midst of them when they do have the wish to interact.
Life is busy at times, yes, but a lot of time is used up to commute. I try to get things ready, so I can use that time to do sanding (just like when walking the dogs). And cutting is mostly done Monday - Tuesday when I'm off, but everyone else is out of the house. When time allows, I do try to restrict myself to maybe an hour for fine-tuning on other days.

Overall, because I dont work metal, my wife does not care about this type of pieces (as long as there is no gold, its not going to be worn), and the kids have settled on a piece each, and don't seem to be interested on anything new.  :) :) :)

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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2015, 07:57:05 PM »

We typically do these things for complex internal reasons. It is a very good thing that they help give us an individual focal point to return to in a very busy stressful world not to mention the   experience of the wondrous magical stones. I think we are very fortunate.
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2015, 08:11:02 PM »

Kurt, you have a very special artistic muse that comes out in your carvings.  This one is beautiful!   :icon_sunny:
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