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« on: November 10, 2015, 07:05:53 am »

I have stayed away from our local version of Feng Shui for quite some time.
There are just too many pieces out there.
But for once I thought that a FB contest, a weird material, plus the need to practice flowing shapes would make a good combo.



Tiger Iron or something like that.

Feng Shui attributes:
Fish/Carp symbolizes Good fortune, Success, Prosperity, Longevity, Courage, Ambition, Perseverance

Flowing water symbolizes income. 
This could be a river or lake or a natural pond. As long as it is flowing in a non-threatening way it symbolizes good income. This means a regular pay check and a regular monthly income. But  when the water accumulates (like in a pond) it signifies wealth and pile up of assets. It could be a pile up of assets like company, property or business. For great wealth luck you will need to accumulate water.

And finally the seed-pod of a lotus:
The seed pod of the lotus is a ever changing womb that protects and holds the seeds until they mature. The pod represents the sanctuary of community where the seeds of creativity and expression are nurtured and prepare for transformation.

After day two, thats where I'm now:


3 hours on the machine, 12 pins down (9 secondary use, 4 new ones). Man is that material though. Not only muddying up the pins, but actually wearing them down. OK, I use cheap Chinese ones, but still.....

Now I got till the weekend to figure out better placement and size of fins, as well as the seedpod. Looks so much easier in 1D. There is a lot of curvature and flow needed in that piece. Nice challenge; lets see how far I can take it. If I can round out the back, It looks like I would get a nice scenic cab from the back.

Thanks for looking, Kurt
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 11:16:16 am »

Wow, beautiful and amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 03:18:46 pm »

Thank you. Nowhere close to beautiful yet, but lets hope for it.  yippie
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 06:08:48 pm »

It is not necessarily tough.  Diamond interacts chemically with iron when heated.  The diamond is converted to carbon.  If you can keep it flooded you should find it easier to work.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 08:18:00 pm »

It is not necessarily tough.  Diamond interacts chemically with iron when heated.  The diamond is converted to carbon.  If you can keep it flooded you should find it easier to work.

Excellent tip. Thank you.

But there is one slight problem: I find that when wet, I cant see where I'm going as the soup makes everything beneath invisible.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 11:28:04 am »


Tiger Iron or something like that...

3 hours on the machine, 12 pins down (9 secondary use, 4 new ones). Man is that material though. Not only muddying up the pins, but actually wearing them down. OK, I use cheap Chinese ones, but still....

I guess they don't call it tiger "iron" for nothing. You do really beautiful work. So detailed. I envy your talent. Please repost after final polish so we can see how it came out!
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 12:35:09 pm »

Another masterpiece in the making..................... yippie ............Can't wait for the finish............... yes
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015, 05:28:36 am »

Ready for sanding until next weekend and then polish.

Hope to get at least a polish akin to my entry in a cab competition (cut from the same slab)


And then on to the craziest project yet. Gem Silica Chrysocola from Indonesia that was send by Daniel (as some of you know).
easiest one of the most expensive materials that I got in the house, when it comes to recognized market value. But, being me, I don't just cut out just the pure areas for max value, I take in every colour-shade that I can get.

Craziest project, not only because of perceived value, but even more so, as it is highly likely that I'm setting myself up for a mayor fail.
Lots of overlaps, and the design asks for more precise lines than ever, that still need to be defined and angular, in order to make everything work.

 
Will take that one as slow as I can. Maybe one set of waves a week?

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2015, 03:12:39 pm »

Very Kool................Kinda Pisceian in design..................Are you going to tumble polish it?
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2015, 03:18:13 pm »

Very Kool................Kinda Pisceian in design..................Are you going to tumble polish it?

Nahh, will be by hand as usual. I'm not sure it would hold up to a tumbler anyhow with all those different materials.  dunno
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2015, 04:11:13 pm »

Kool.................that's a lot of hand work but it'll be worth it when it's done................... yes
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2015, 07:22:33 pm »

The Feng Shui carving is looking great!  Love the fish and how they are in sync, look like they are really circling each other.  Reminds me of the movie, "The Last Airbender", towards the end when the two God spirits (fish) were circling each other.

I have faith in your ability, the Gem Silica will come out fine.

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2015, 07:29:14 am »

Looking good Kurt!
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 04:11:17 am »

OK first pictures are in.


Got a nice bonus in the back

Its a nice scene, unfortunately there are 3 spots that broke out and its too deep to really grind them out. The two cracks are OK, as they are not going through the material to the other side. They just form the boundary between different material.

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 08:15:33 am »

Great sea-side view on the back................... yes
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 05:47:08 pm »

Thank you Steve.
Are you still busy with work? Have not seen any new creations from you in a while.
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