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- been a long stretch since I was able to sit down and do any carving, finally got this one done. I'm not sure why but this one has a very South Asian feel to me. Maybe the lil squiggly detail on the left(reminds me of Thailand) and the reverse reverse barb sort of reminds me of something you would see in Indian carving.

Carved from cow bone and lashed with wax coated linen cord. Will post the link to the etsy sale as soon as I get it online. 45 + 5 bucks shipping.

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This used to be a spoon! Featuring a wee 3mm amethyst. Size 6.

More photos/for sale here: [link]
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My LCD broke a week ago, so since I couldn't paint in Photoshop I leapt at the chance to do something more hands-on: merge an old clock with an USB memory stick. I got inspired from looking at the wonders at Jake von Slatt's Steampunk Workshop [link] and wanted to do something similar. I'm wearing this as a necklace at work; never have to look for my USB again. :)
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The larger one has a turned Maple handle, and the smaller one has a turned Sapele handle. The tips are made from broken stainless steel guide pins.
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This is a wood burning of a raven. The random lines are from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". Although he cheated on his wife, Virginia Clemm, which she at once claimed to have caused her failing immune system to catch tuberculosis and die at the age of 24, his works are legendary and are some of my favorite.

The man may have been a bit of a whack and an opium smoking, alcoholic, cheating bastard... but he sure knew poetry.

I spoke truthfully.
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Not my design, but I tweaked it a bit.
splined joints on all corners; made of Bloodwood and Maple
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material

ramin wood, teak wood, mahogany

used joint dovetail and lamination with grove

handmade by me
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Well, that was different. This was the first model I've ever built with cardstock. Not really hard, just tedious. Took a lot longer than usual since I had to take extra care in making all of the folds... but whatever.

NOTE:</b> For any prospective builders, only use cardstock if you think your model is going to see a lot of handling (or if you just prefer cardstock to regular paper). It's not really worth the extra effort if it's just going to be "look-only".

Don't be daunted by the 10 pages of parts for this model, it isn't very complex. The only reason for so many is the scale at which it builds to. I wanted to make this as close to "full scale" as I could (I estimate between 18-24 inches, 46-61 cm), but any larger than its current 11 inches (28 cm) would require either some messy broken-up parts and/or access to a printer capable of handling more than just 8.5x11 inch paper. If anyone does have access to such a printer, I would love to see a scaled up build... hint hint ;)

So you don't have to ask, yes, this model is "disassemble-able", by means of the 2 pegs between the head/torso and torso/base (see picture at the end of the pieces PDF document). I also got lazy again and didn't write instructions, so I've uploaded the pepakura file in their place.



PDF of pieces

PDO of pieces (PePaKuRa file)




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Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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Blackened/brushed off brass goggles

For sale in my Etsy store:
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Electric archtop tenor ukulele in Padauk and Curly Maple. Has an asymmetric body with modified f-holes. K&K Sound Twin Spot passive undersaddle pickups.
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