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Dark Deco Bobcat

Bobcat skull upper, carved, and bone beads added. India ink stain. Microcrystalline wax finish. Reduced top view added to scan.
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Saturian78's avatar
I... I love... I love it!
carverjoe's avatar
Hey I just started in this I wss wondering how do u go about staining these
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I am mainly self-taught, so I might not be the best person to ask. I use different things, but mostly waterproof drawing ink, sometimes thinned with water, brushed on and quickly wiped off or abraided off with a flexible abrasive pad like Scotchbrite
reddog909fallout's avatar
wow beautiful work, I love how the ink really brings it out. I also like The fisher A skull as well, very nice design

I would love to try skull carving, i have a couple of skulls here and there. the boar skull should work well
DonSimpson's avatar
Ah, looks like you have already read the essay. I'll be interested to see your results. :)
reddog909fallout's avatar
yeah, just need to find the right tools or something similar
DonSimpson's avatar
Thank you. :)

You should read my essay on skull carving before starting on your own. The safety part is important.
reddog909fallout's avatar
already have Nod 

ive done oxy/arc welding, metal work and wood work before so it shouldn't be much of a problem.
Sakarra's avatar
Is this fer sale? Its so AWESOME XD
DonSimpson's avatar
Sorry; it sold very quickly. I'll be doing more carved skulls, but I never do two exactly the same.
Dragontrap's avatar
So what sort of bits do you use to carve the bone?
DonSimpson's avatar
Mostly dental bits (dentists call them "burrs"). See here for more information: [link]
psychorama's avatar
How much do you sell these for? They're so beautiful!
DonSimpson's avatar
I'll send you a note. :)
CopperCentipede's avatar
The stain really brings the designs out. Beautiful work!
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CarolineRAER's avatar
Beautiful work.
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squeens's avatar
wow thats really it!
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Shadsie's avatar
I ought to give carving a try - people get such great results with it, like this.
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