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Post  Reef Rover on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:20 pm

Hi Slim. You do some beautiful turning work! Love the vases that feature the cool narls and blemishes in the wood it makes them Pop!
  I thought I'd post a few pics of my hobby that has turned into a career, woodcarving.  I power carve with chainsaws, grinders and Dremels.  
The first one is
" Lad to Light Horse " a deep relief carved triptych telling of a young man enlisting and joining the 4th Light Horse.  It's located in the entrance of the Kyneton RSL.






" Griz " is life size and carved from cypress
The Grizzly panel is deep relief carved from cypress.
Mrs Francis White "Lady on the fence" is located in Chewton,Victoria and carved from Cedar.
 
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone! santa

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Post  kiwijw on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:30 pm

Reef Rover. Your work is pure masterpieces. Stunning......Very clever man.

All the best for 2017

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Post  Harb on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:36 pm

it must be hard doing that stuff upside down......you are a man of talent.
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:43 pm

Oh!! What talent you guys have... lucky buggers.. Very Happy 
Let alone carve and whatnot!
Just love your work!

I would give anything to just be able to draw something.
Oh well when they made me.. Rolling Eyes  they forgot to add a little talent Laughing

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Post  slimpickens on Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:08 pm

Reef Rover Richard was gracious enough to show me around his studio, man the work this guy does is amazing! In fact his whole house is filled with his wonderful art. Way beyond a wood carving hobbyist, he is a master craftsman.
I've been detecting with him, and we've found a little gold, don't know how he finds the time, but he is a gold hunting nut like the rest of us.

Every time I drive past his house, I do a double take with that woman sitting on his front fence...... gets me every time. Razz

 






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Reef Rover quote:- "Love the vases that feature the cool narls and blemishes in the wood it makes them Pop! "

They're my favorite as well, but there's a price that has to be paid to make them. The wood with most character, "the narliest" is usually the most unstable and some of them do go Pop! That's why you have to wear the safety face shield, some of those pieces are spinning at 3000 rpm and when they shatter.... it's every man for himself.... ouch!

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Post  Minermike on Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:38 pm

Reef Rover , you have a talent and skill that very few people in the world has . Best wishes , Mike.
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Post  Harb on Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:59 pm

Yes, that is amazing talent ......some people just have it and some don't.......you got a double dose by the look of it.
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Post  mattfromararat on Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:08 pm

I like looking for gold, shooting, fishing but mainly gold

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Post  Reef Rover on Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks everybody for the kind words.
    You know Slim I've never had a go at wood turning and the thought never acured to me that your wood spinning at thousands of RPM's could fly apart Shocked
    I think I'll stick with my tools spinning at thousands of RPM's and my wood being stationary!  
We'll have to go out again soon and chase some more Nuggets!       Regards Richard
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Post  slimpickens on Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:32 pm

Reef Rover wrote:
    You know Slim I've never had a go at wood turning and the thought never occurred  to me that your wood spinning at thousands of RPM's could fly apart Shocked
   

We'll have to go out again soon and chase some more Nuggets!       Regards Richard

Ha!  Yes it can be dangerous but you know what they say.. "Who dares wins"!

I'm ready to hunt those nuggets any time Richard, any time. T06

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Post  Reef Rover on Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:50 am

Hey Harry, yes that's right " Who dares wins " and they say a artist most suffer for his art. no pain no gain.
    I'd say your doing your part!   Very Happy    
    Those beautiful narly vases you do would be worth it! But You should be charging folks danger money for them!
See you soon. Richard
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Post  adrian ss on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:09 am

This is where I do all of my stuff.

Notice the exquisite neatness of the surrounds and the plush leather upholstered ergonomic work safe chair.  Q24
It has that "Used" look about it doncha think?


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Post  Reef Rover on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:35 am

Adrian I take my hat off to you. For a man to have that much stuff and to keep it organised is a feat in its self!
 I bet you know exactly where everything is at all times......I'm very jealous!   Regards Richard
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Post  adrian ss on Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:14 am

Yeah I do know where it all is. Sad isn't it ...But not until I need it, then I remember.  Laughing
Funny how yer mind works. I do/have done a lot of watch repairs in that room (approx 80,000) and even if someone I met just once or twice brings in a watch I repaired 20 years ago, I will recall the watch and the original fault and what I did to fix it.  pale but I often forget what the missus asked me to bring back from the shops. Rolling Eyes
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Post  slimpickens on Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:50 am

adrian ss wrote: but I often forget what the missus asked me to bring back from the shops. Rolling Eyes

Conversation between myself and IGA checkout girl.

Me: "I'll have 5 tallyho cigarette papers, 2 packets of green filters and two 50 gram packets of.............. ummm. "scratch
Girl: "Drum?"
Me: "Nuh."
Girl: "Winfield?"
Me:  "Nuh"
Girl: "Port royal?"
Me : "Nuh."
And so on and so on, the poor girl went through everyone of them, except mine.
Me: "Sorry about this"
Girl: "That's ok" she says with a pitiful smile, thinking "this poor demented soul, but for the grace of God."
A thought came to me. The day before I had texted a mate a Xmas greeting, to him, his wife and their 3 year old girl err.......Eve?  scratch
He texted back, " And the same to you from me, the missus and our 2 year old girl Ruby.

"Ahh!" I says to the girl behind the counter: " Two 50 gram packets of Champion Ruby, thanks"  (As proud as if I had just conquered Mount Everest.)

Sad Sad Sad Sad  My 1st senior moment. Sad Sad Sad ( Ok ok, 2nd, if your gonna count my getting Ruby's name wrong.)

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Post  adrian ss on Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Yaaaaay! I am not alone.  Very Happy
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