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auscarver

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Carved chain hearts
« on: March 14, 2021, 12:17:20 AM »

My latest carving in progress, I used a fine grain pink rather than imperial red rhodonite as this is a test carving to work out my procedure, its working so far, very challenging piece, currently sanding on 240 grit.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 07:01:37 AM »

   Very impressive, and beautiful.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 10:46:18 AM »

That is a really incredible piece.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 11:09:01 AM »

Very nice.  :icon_thumleft:  I have carved wooden chains in the past and toyed with the idea of attempting a couple links in stone.  Its a challenge.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 06:54:36 PM »

Lovely piece!  I so enjoy seeing your work when you have time to share.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 03:08:53 AM »

The lighter material on these is interesting, looks more translucent than I would expect for pink rhodonite.
How do you deal with heat in these thin links? I tried some thin sillouette carvings a while ago but I couldn't prevent it from shattering on the higher grits.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 08:10:51 PM »

Thanks for the great comments. I get very little heat when I Smooth and polish, I use diamond expanding drum belts on areas I can get to easily and diamond paper on the internal s by hand or soft diamond points, heaps of water used. The first steps of smoothing after rough carving I use silicon carbide sticks by hand wet, 220, 400, 600 carbide hand sanding then I change to diamond.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 04:17:59 PM »

Nice work!!!
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 02:49:09 AM »

Thanks, all finished, I used a jade background for the photo, made the colour pop, no photo shop just good contrast.
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 08:48:21 PM »

Luscious !
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Re: Carved chain hearts
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2021, 12:46:21 PM »

Beautiful!
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