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« Reply #255 on: May 26, 2013, 01:26:01 am »

Frank,
It reminds me of a modern tree called 'Silky Oak' which was used a lot in quality furniture. It has very similar grain and patterning and doesn't suffer from the growth ring problem.
The 2 pieces I used (the stone knife and this serpent) were from slabs about 3/8 thick and were definately from different sellers in different locations. Whether they were from the same fossilised tree I don't know and whether the tree is actually Australian I also don't know. But my best guess is it is a fossilized oak of some sort.

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« Reply #256 on: May 26, 2013, 06:35:30 pm »

Thank you Pete!
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« Reply #257 on: September 26, 2013, 06:10:06 am »

It only took several months but I finally found it ura
The Guatamalan Jadeite


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« Reply #258 on: September 26, 2013, 06:22:51 am »

Welcome back. Have not seen you around for quite a while. Lets see more of your recent work.  yes yes
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« Reply #259 on: September 26, 2013, 07:14:18 am »

It only took several months but I finally found it ura
The Guatamalan Jadeite

Tough enough Pete, NICE............... yes yes yes

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« Reply #260 on: September 26, 2013, 05:25:12 pm »

Thanks Kurt and Don.
Time has been at a premium over the last nine months with full time Masters and now a year long creative project which I'm four months into. I have a short break now so hopefully I can catchup on all the other stuff of life.
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« Reply #261 on: September 26, 2013, 07:20:55 pm »

That's awesome pete - one of my favorites of yours! I esp love the polish - I have been trying to figure out how to get some of my jadeite to polish via rotary tool or by hand smoothly like that for months. Amazing!
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« Reply #262 on: September 27, 2013, 04:54:55 am »

Always loved that one Pete, really neat work. What is next?

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« Reply #263 on: September 29, 2013, 10:15:36 pm »

Hey Frank, it's probably just me but it seems that every different type of sanding/polishing method gives a different result, be it rotary, hand or whatever. Since I'm not good at keeping notes of every method I try it's get's very confusing at times as to what might work better for a particular piece of stone. I guess that's part of the fun of cutting, it's always different and challenging.
David, I've been working about four months now on building a 1:8 scale model hot rod from silver, gold, brass, copper, jade, basalt, with diamonds, rubies etc. I'm expecting another 8-9 months before completion. At this stage I have the frame, front end and radiator sections 80% completed comprising around 100 individual pieces. Many new techniques I'm discovering and learning along the way.

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« Reply #264 on: September 30, 2013, 03:49:02 am »

Hey Frank, it's probably just me but it seems that every different type of sanding/polishing method gives a different result, be it rotary, hand or whatever. Since I'm not good at keeping notes of every method I try it's get's very confusing at times as to what might work better for a particular piece of stone. I guess that's part of the fun of cutting, it's always different and challenging.
David, I've been working about four months now on building a 1:8 scale model hot rod from silver, gold, brass, copper, jade, basalt, with diamonds, rubies etc. I'm expecting another 8-9 months before completion. At this stage I have the frame, front end and radiator sections 80% completed comprising around 100 individual pieces. Many new techniques I'm discovering and learning along the way.

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Wow that sounds amazing Pete, care to put up a WIP?

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Wow that sounds amazing Pete, care to put up a WIP?

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« Reply #266 on: October 02, 2013, 05:38:01 am »


Wow that sounds amazing Pete, care to put up a WIP?

David

I'll second David's motion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here's a couple of photo's of progress so far. I only got to this bolt up stage a few days ago and there's still plenty of fiddling to go with it (apart from the rest of it).
The suspension is silver and the spring and shocks work. The front axle is copper oval section with boulder opal bumpers. The radiator cowling is Guatamalan Jade and the radiator behind it is obsidian. There's still the grill and radiator to be finalised but that might be a little later after I've tried a few ideas. I think I'll make a start on the wheels next. There's only two single pieces and every other piece has been made up from between 5 and 11 smaller cut and fabricated parts. My soldering is getting better as I go :)

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« Reply #267 on: October 02, 2013, 05:39:55 am »

Here's the other photo...



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« Reply #268 on: October 02, 2013, 05:53:54 am »

Wow lots of fun designing there, can't wait to see the finished product.

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« Reply #269 on: October 02, 2013, 05:59:46 am »



Great start Pete, It looks as real as they come except the scale shows otherwise. Is it "The model comes first then the real Hot Rod comes next"?

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