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« on: April 02, 2016, 11:30:09 pm »

Tried the same basic design on two very different material, and the outcome is quite different.
First up the project that you have seen already. Done by now, save the need for more clean-up.
Still trying to figure that one out.
From the beginning,....


.... to the finish-line (for now)


And the second project that went alongside
Sodalite


To the finish


My Easter project was the amber: And the experiment is nearly done. Need to figure out how to clean them up. Fascit: While very heat-sensitive, still reasonable to work with once it comes to detailing. Does allow giving form, but with my way of sanding looses edges very quickly and everything is round. Bought it for its purported blue colour, something that is there, but not at the extend to my liking. So, in the end, a very nice material to experiment and get experience with amber, at an affordable price.


Not as blue as I would have liked it.


Thanks for looking, Kurt
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 01:17:48 am »

These are lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 09:03:59 am »

Wonderful carvings, Kurt............Love them................
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 09:43:40 am »

Thank you. I think amber will never be my favorite, but can imagine working on some on regular basis.
Have enough here for at least 10 more carvings.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 07:22:41 pm »

Thank for showing the pieces Kurt they look great, I especially like the amber.
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