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Creative Stone Works / Moderator, Michael Hoover => Carving Tips, Tricks and Pics => Topic started by: mick B on April 02, 2016, 08:30:00 pm



Title: BC arrow head
Post by: mick B on April 02, 2016, 08:30:00 pm
My latest mobius arrow head carving, this is the first time I have carved Canadian jade, very much in the rough stages 220 grit sanding, given to me by a friend in the US, great jade well worth the hours I will spend.


Title: Re: BC arrow head
Post by: Michael S Hoover - Redrummd on April 03, 2016, 10:02:00 pm
Beautiful work - Exactly which Jade is it?  I know a lot of them but I am not sure I recognize it.  I would guess Boulder Creek but the photo is not detailed enough to see the grain/texture.  It is a darn nice green for sure.


Title: Re: BC arrow head
Post by: mick B on April 04, 2016, 01:08:47 am
Hi Michael, its boulder creek, I swapped Kristine for some Aussie imperial red rhodonite, and she sourced from you, great piece, only one black iron spot.
Cheers mick B


Title: Re: BC arrow head
Post by: john likes rocks! on April 04, 2016, 07:09:16 pm
Wow! Thank you for posting, sure do enjoy seeing your rocks.  yes16


Title: Re: BC arrow head
Post by: mick B on April 24, 2016, 12:01:47 am
Thanks John, its slowly taking shape, still on 400 grit but I have smoothed out the bumps, and drilled the string hole, picture taken dry this time, may finish this one on 1200 carbide paper dry to try the satin finish.


Title: Re: BC arrow head
Post by: Kent on April 24, 2016, 08:52:08 am
WOW! Thank had to be a bit of a challenging shape to grind. Great job !


Title: Re: BC arrow head
Post by: ileney on April 25, 2016, 06:49:08 pm
Simply lovely! The glow it has is incredible.