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« on: December 22, 2015, 03:44:30 am »

My New design in Aussie jade, only up to 400 grit, some small flats to fix, and the eyes will be a challenge.


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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 09:58:39 am »

Michael:

I'm loving it! It looks great; really good design.

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 10:25:33 am »

That got a big smile out of me.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 05:38:49 pm »

Seriously Mick???  ... that is so cool and you think the eyes will be a challenge. Worthy of the top shelf for certain.  very nice
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 08:36:51 pm »

I love these fish you are carving now.  Beautiful.  Did you finish the rhodonite one?
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 11:04:29 pm »

Really beautiful Mick. The little accent fins at the bottom really help make it a fish.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 02:58:16 am »

Thanks, great feed back, the color of my rhodonite fish is great but it has many cracks, after I roughed carved there were 3 visible, then after smoothing even more appeared, I will keep it as a my reference for carving others, the cracks are easily visible in the mouth section in the attached picture, I have treated fractures in a vacuum with epoxy and with opticon, I may do at a later date.


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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 08:11:57 am »

Bummer about the cracks.  I can see the one by the mouth.  That rhodonite color is so special, you should spring for some hxtal to fix it.  The jade fishy is going to be gorgeous, too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 08:39:24 am »

Sure is fun getting a look at these ... they are great!
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 01:15:00 pm »

Really nice 3-D pieces yes

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2015, 04:47:43 pm »

Thanks for the great comments, my little fish is slowly taking shape, I have chosen some Aussie ferro actinolite for the eyes, they are set back into the green jade about 1.5 mm, there is still some debate about this black stone as its being sold as black jade, I have a test that states its nephrite but others refuse to agree, polishes awesome.


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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 03:11:14 pm »

My little fish all finished, finally a picture that does it justice, one of my entry's in our National show at Easter.


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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 05:28:50 pm »

That turned out to be one awesome fishy!  It's beautiful and it will win in your Easter show.   yes
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2016, 08:17:38 am »

Michael:

I love this fish! Hope it does well in the competition!

Re: the black jade. I gave some of all my black "jades" to a friend who sent it off to Texas A&M where they have some incredibly spiffy and new spectroscope, and the Australian black jade was the only one that came back identified as nephrite. So I'm going to keep calling it jade.

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