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My first wood sculpture ever :excited:
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FabiojapaxD Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now those are some gorgeous detail, which tools did you use?
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E1design Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Shhh... a rather crappy set of inappropriately sized cheap chinese chisels :giggle:

Still much better than one's fingernails and teeth, though they needed resharpening every 5 minutes or so. And quite a few times I felt I should have used a bigger U and a narrower V gouge.
I resisted "cheating" with a rotary Dremel-like tool, using it just to speed up the frequent sharpening.
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FabiojapaxD Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha You're not so different than me bro, I only have a chinese set of chisels too xD
Is a Dremel tool worth the money invested?
I'm starting at prop making, and I'm between buying a Airbrush and a Dremel!
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E1design Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dremel (or similar) 1st, you can get away with a DIY sprayer  on most props stuff ( you know, the 2 tubes at a right angle kind of stuff).
Take a look at Foredom flexible shaft tools too, they seem interesting & good value for money (and heavier-duty than the little handheld motors of Dremel or Proxxon or cheaper stuff).
They've got optional chisel & hammer handpieces, angle grinder and belt sander attachments that you can buy later and use on the same motor.
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FabiojapaxD Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmm, interesting... Thanks for the tips, I hope one day I can take PropMaking as a real work, 
for me, it is only a hobby so far ^^
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E1design Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Heh yeah, it was many times fun while it lasted (for the film industry, at least).
Few sci-fi productions headed this way lately, however.
Oh well, guess that nothing's eternal :D
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FabiojapaxD Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, but we still have the Cosplaying guys! Even with 3D printing, hand work will always be better, I guess
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E1design Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, the truth is somewhere in between, each technique has it's own merits. And many times they're better combined, CNC prototyping with hand-work aesthetics.
Cosplay isn't really a phenomenon on this part of the planet, so that won't really work as a market for me.
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