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sg replica by savagewerx sg replica by savagewerx
a relief carved sg replica I've just finished working on,i won't take credit for the dragon design as i was given it as a rough sketch,i only sorted the layout and tightened it up a bit as i carved it
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015   General Artist
Wow! This is amazing. Out of curiosity how do you get the finish so smooth especially behind the dragon? I'm very new to carving, and would love to know how to sand down the chisel cuts so smoothly.
savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks,persistence ,if you find a faster way please let me know,lol,wrapping sandpaper around different styles/shapes/sizes of sanding blocks and working with the grain helps,slowly working up to a finer paper,a rotary tool is great to get into those nooks and crannies that chisels find hard to reach,I'm a learner with wood carving too,bone and jade are my usual mediums
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   General Artist
:giggle: Oh yeah... I know what you mean about persistence and patience!! I used a grinding bit on a drill before and it works superbly, but it wears down after only a few minutes so it wouldn't be practical to use them continuously. The little rotary tool is as you say good for the smaller areas, but for large areas of chunky carving the sanding takes ages. I started a relief carving this week and I used a router to cut out the bigger areas which not only saved a lot of time, but also leaves a perfectly smooth finish. The only thing it that it's risky because if the router slips you risk ruining the whole thing so you have to weigh up the pros and the cons.

I've never tried bone or jade before. I would imagine they're quite different. I don't think you could use wood chisels on jade could you?
savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah,routers are great,if you go with the wood grain and not against it you will slip less,i bought a plunge router fitting for a dremal rotary tool to do a relief carving on a bamboo Marley bluetooth speaker system,works awesome.bone work is good fun and one of my main mediums,its hard but has a grain like wood does,jade on the other hand is very hard,only industrial diamond tipped tools will work it
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015   General Artist
Good to know. You can get a plunge router fitting for a Dremel???????? :eager: Oh wow! I need to go and find one of those.

I've just faved some of your bone and jade work. It's amazing.

Ah diamond tips. I was wondering what you could use for jade.

Thanks so much for the tips. I really appreciate them. :hug:
Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
very nice, are you going to make it a functional guitar
savagewerx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks, and yes,although i only carved it ,i do believe when its finished it will be fully functional
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