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Lady with a fan (3d sketch for woodcarving)

railgun
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December 19th, 2017, 12:33 pm #1

I've recently made a 3d sketch for my new woodcarving/ sketch is ready. that's how it looks. Now i'm trying to find good wood for this project. I don't know about color scheme yet.
natural wood color (one or two) оr acrylic paint. all comments are welcome(positive or negative):)))
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Robson Valley
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December 19th, 2017, 10:52 pm #2

I like it.  I've been wood carving for quite a while.  I see very little detail so you ought to be able to work in clear,
straight-grained conifer wood.  I like your model.  I can see that you've already had the chance to think out some of the 3D challenges.

You asked for 2 colors. 
a)  I say use pine or yellow cedar for the pale wood.
It cuts easily and carves easily.  Splits easily so don't push detail you don't need.
b) I say use western red cedar or eastern red cedar for the dark wood.  Ditto details.
= = =
Take a 6" ruler with you when you go looking for wood.
Obviously clear/knot free and straight grained will be easier to work than burl.
Maybe you find pieces with knots that you can work into your design = make 2 of them.

What you must do is measure the ring count per inch.  Big deal in conifer carving wood.
You're looking for 15-30 rings per inch.  Less is crushing punky.  More than 40 is kind of boney but carvable.
I have seen some fabulous western red cedar fence boards but 10 rings/inch.  Keep walking.
I've been known to carve a fence post or two.
= = =
Assembly:  those drywall screws just gotta go!!!
Dowel pegs are all fairly fat.  I use pieces of round bamboo BBQ skewers of different diameters.
Right up to cheap chop sticks.

Looking forward to the result.
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Michael Bootz
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December 22nd, 2017, 4:12 pm #3

I like it, too. Looks very modern and at the same time some of the shapes remind me of paleolithic venus figurines (not sure if that was intentional?).
Personally, I would go with natural wood colors rather than use acrylic paints, or stain the wood with natural pigments.
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December 23rd, 2017, 5:04 am #4

LOL!~! I'll let the guys imaginations rule here. Quills😇
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January 12th, 2018, 1:44 pm #5

Robson Valley wrote: I like it.  I've been wood carving for quite a while.  I see very little detail so you ought to be able to work in clear,
straight-grained conifer wood.  I like your model.  I can see that you've already had the chance to think out some of the 3D challenges.

You asked for 2 colors. 
a)  I say use pine or yellow cedar for the pale wood.
It cuts easily and carves easily.  Splits easily so don't push detail you don't need.
b) I say use western red cedar or eastern red cedar for the dark wood.  Ditto details.
= = =
Take a 6" ruler with you when you go looking for wood.
Obviously clear/knot free and straight grained will be easier to work than burl.
Maybe you find pieces with knots that you can work into your design = make 2 of them.

What you must do is measure the ring count per inch.  Big deal in conifer carving wood.
You're looking for 15-30 rings per inch.  Less is crushing punky.  More than 40 is kind of boney but carvable.
I have seen some fabulous western red cedar fence boards but 10 rings/inch.  Keep walking.
I've been known to carve a fence post or two.
= = =
Assembly:  those drywall screws just gotta go!!!
Dowel pegs are all fairly fat.  I use pieces of round bamboo BBQ skewers of different diameters.
Right up to cheap chop sticks.

Looking forward to the result.
thx a lot Robson Valley
yes I'll definitely remove screws! Great idea about bamboo BBQ skewers!
I'll show how it will look!
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January 12th, 2018, 1:46 pm #6

Quillsnkiko wrote: LOL!~! I'll let the guys imaginations rule here. Quills😇
:))) I'll try to be good!
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February 13th, 2018, 9:27 am #7

Michael Bootz wrote: I like it, too. Looks very modern and at the same time some of the shapes remind me of paleolithic venus figurines (not sure if that was intentional?).
Personally, I would go with natural wood colors rather than use acrylic paints, or stain the wood with natural pigments.
Really Michael, it reminds paleolithic Venuses , no i didn't have any intention for it. May be it was just my subconscious:)
yes i didn't paint it so far. thx again for your comment!
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February 13th, 2018, 9:11 pm #8

railgun wrote:I've recently made a 3d sketch for my new woodcarving/ sketch is ready. that's how it looks. Now i'm trying to find good wood for this project. I don't know about color scheme yet.
natural wood color (one or two) оr acrylic paint. all comments are welcome(positive or negative):)))
DSCF2485_3.jpgDSCF2485_1.jpg
Wooden dowels please! And yes, use natural wood colors or stains. I think she is marvelous!

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February 19th, 2018, 12:02 pm #9

ateyo wrote:Thx a lot, Ateyo!
railgun wrote:I've recently made a 3d sketch for my new woodcarving/ sketch is ready. that's how it looks. Now i'm trying to find good wood for this project. I don't know about color scheme yet.
natural wood color (one or two) оr acrylic paint. all comments are welcome(positive or negative):)))
DSCF2485_3.jpgDSCF2485_1.jpg
Wooden dowels please!  And yes, use natural wood colors or stains.  I think she is marvelous!

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