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by KhameleonProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... d'oh! I knew I must be doing something wrong. Thanks for clearing that up :P
by FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
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... Umm...interesting typo there!?!?! Not only am I late, I am excessively available too... ;) You fight dirty :p
by WiseOldOwlProfileContactLogbookNote
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... ... Man, I can't use either one! Some sort of moron effect seems to take over when either one is in my hand. I'm almost scared to try the K, even though it sounds like just what I need.
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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... A single carving tool? I clicked $0-15. But we're talking about what a beginner would want, right? We're concerned about what the new carvers will be buying, right? That could be higher but should contain a variety of gouges. After all, we wan...
by FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
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... Most definitely. It looks like the range is anywhere from $0-25 for most voters. A $25 tool probably would not be purchased by a newbie (unless they have experienced boxing friends guiding them). Likely newbies will do what many of us probably d...
by Granny HummingbirdProfileContactLogbookNote
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... You are so right. That is exactly what I did. I'm a newbie and have just started carving. I just posted my first handcarved sig. stamp. So what do you think of it???
by FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
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I think you did a wonderful job! I am rather partial to hummingbirds - you did them proud :)
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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This gallery now contains one new pic of a K gouge as well as pics of reversed and miniaturized gouges and a 3U: http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewalbum.html?gAlbumId=3810 I really wish it were possible to rearrange the photos into a deliberate p...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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Perhaps some of the experienced reversed gouge carvers can chime in here, but I think there's probably a fundamental difference in style that determines whether a reversed will work for you or not. When using a regular V gouge, there are two methods t...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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... Are we? That survey was in response to FORAYCH's question, but at one time I was trying to find out what experienced carvers would be willing to pay for a top-notch tool. The problem was that the Staedtler 1V -- a top-notch tool -- was going away...
by The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
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That's probably a pretty darn good assessment! I was pretty sure it was in the carving style but I couldn't explain it. I know I angle my gouge every which way. And for long wide cuts I pick up a normal #1. The reverse is for detail work. I've had...
by DM Scuba BratProfileContactLogbookNote
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I have a question. Aside from practice, practice, practice, are there any techniques one can employ to achieve fine, thin lines? I use the Speedball set, but also have a Staedtler 1V and a miniaturized one. I've got some pink stuff and some OZ. I j...
by Lovebirds-NCProfileContactLogbookNote
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Yes, lots of practice but what transfer method do you use? I find that a good transfer encourages me to achieve those fine lines. I use Speedball and for me, it's all in controlling the depth. Also, do you use a magnifier? I like your sig stamp:-)
by artboyProfileContactLogbookNote
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If you don't want that Staedtler 1V, I got first dibs on it. No, really the Staedtler is your best friend. I only use gouges and just can't get comfortable with a knife. Maybe I need a tutor. Yeah, practice, practice, practice. AB
by dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
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If you don't have some sort of magnifier, get one. It really makes a difference.
by DM Scuba BratProfileContactLogbookNote
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... I trace my images with a soft leaded pencil or charcoal pencil, then rub them onto the carving surface. Thank you. My sig stamp is store bought (oh, the horrors!) but I got it well before I even considered carving. I like it a lot. :) ... MINE...
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
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On OZ cut, you can carve really really shallow, and the details will still show up. Just for practice, try transferring something using acetone, or heat from a print out. It took me several tries on OZ before I liked it, but once I learned to carve r...
by KelsungProfileContactLogbookNote
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If you're still tracing to transfer, you'll never get to the real detailed carving. You need a way to get the ink of the printed image directly on the rubber. You'll get several suggestions, from printing on parchment paper, to acetone or ironing. K
by turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
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... exactly true. I always say your carve can only be as good as your transfer. Hang on a second, think I bookmarked an iron /acetone friendly printer friendly list http://www.atlasquest.com/about/wiki/browse.html?gCatId=33#q270
by twofreetimersProfileContactLogbookNote
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I found using a lighted magnifying glass has helped me with getting thinner lines..
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
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I think it depends on the style of carves. Mine are pretty detailed, and they are mostly pencil transferred images of my own drawings...... BUT, I just use the pencil marks as a guide. But if I need to make exact lines, then yes, I draw in ink, uploa...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
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... I agree with you. But I think there are people who are artistic and are adept at improvising, whereas I am a needs-to-cut-along-the-dotted-lines kind of person. More skill than artistry. Jealous of those types.
by Lovebirds-NCProfileContactLogbookNote
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Here is a thread about the transfer method (Erasable Bond paper) I use. Before that though, I did pencil transfers with a very fine lead mechanical pencil and also got great results. Go get a magnifier! I got mine at Michaels with a coupon and it was v...
by The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
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... Crap. That must be my problem!! I can't seem to give up the improvising!
by CTEagleEyeProfileContactLogbookNote
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This thread relates to something I need advice on. I recently started carving using pink stuff and Speedball gouges. My challenge seems to be getting the lines deep enough the first time so that I don't have to go back over them because when I go bac...
by Lovebirds-NCProfileContactLogbookNote
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Here are some great carving tips from nosox that I had bookmarked. The first one is so true - make your first cut your best cut!
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
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I think this is a material defect of the pink stuff. I only noticed this problem after the formula was changed and shortly thereafter other folks on the boards starting complaining about it. Up until that time, my only experience had been with pink,...
by Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
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... I agree with this - the pink, even the good pink, is too soft to go back over a thin edge. OZ is just enough firmer that I can shave really tiny edges from an already carved area. Of course, this assumes your gouges are nice and sharp!!
by CTEagleEyeProfileContactLogbookNote
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... I agree with you but mine haven't gotten enough use yet to be dulled...LOL CTEE
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
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Oz is definitely easier to go back and change lines. I do it constantly. And I agree with you, on the pink, it is hard. Sometimes I have to use a craft knife or the edge of my biggest gouge, to shave already carved lines. I use OZ for the carves I...