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Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802178 by FORAYCH
Sep 2, 2013 8:32pm
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(and tigs sneaks your reverses from your stash).

OMG!! Don't you DARN recruit Tigs!! As Igor's Assistant, I demand that you take my side!
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802179 by The Wolf Family
Sep 2, 2013 8:44pm
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OMG!! Don't you DARN recruit Tigs!! As Igor's Assistant, I demand that you take my side!

Silly, Igor's Assistant! Tigs recruited ME - she is the one in charge, amazing you did not notice that for yourself!

FORAYCH - Stirring, stirring, poking, and stirring some more ;)
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802183 by FORAYCH
Sep 2, 2013 8:54pm
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Tigs recruited ME - she is the one in charge

WHAT??? Who the heck put HER in charge??!!
Hmmm... I'm not sure I want to know the answer to that...
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802003 by The Wolf Family
Sep 2, 2013 9:08pm
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Perhaps that's what's been putting Cyclonic off about your boxes!
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802030 by CTEagleEye
Sep 2, 2013 9:10pm
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Ha! You wouldn't believe the condition of some of the brand new gouges I have seen!
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802057 by artTrekker
Sep 2, 2013 9:11pm
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When others view the gallery, would they see the photos in alphabetical order or in whatever their own default order is?
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #801946 by DM Scuba Brat
Sep 2, 2013 9:30pm
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When I first saw this I thought you were looking for tips on how to twerk like Miley Cyrus! I then realized that she had blurred lines.... You were asking about thin lines. Wrong kind of lines.... My bad ;)
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802187 by The Wolf Family
Sep 2, 2013 9:36pm
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LOL!!!

I'm not sure I want to know the answer to that...

Here of course is who did: ???????
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802066 by artTrekker
Sep 2, 2013 9:52pm
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I am happy with Speedy Carve's longevity, though. I used it for my first Tahoe series, and it has held up fairly well for 9 years of pretty good use.

THAT was Speedy Carve?!! I'll say it held up, and with amazing detail and thin lines. Stunning carves.
Heat transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sep 2, 2013 11:00pm
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I tried to heat transfer, but I know I did it all wrong. I melted the pink stuff, OOPS. Oh well maybe another time. So I cut out my design , outlined it on the pink stuff, hand drew the details and carved my stamps. Just finished.

GH
Re: Heat transfer
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Reply to: #802206 by Granny Hummingbird
Sep 3, 2013 12:52am
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Here is a heat transfer video on youtube that I did a while back. Maybe something in it can be of help.
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802193 by Kirbert
Sep 3, 2013 1:00am
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When others view the gallery, would they see the photos in alphabetical order or in whatever their own default order is?

dunno. Ryan? Wassa?
Re: Heat transfer
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Reply to: #802209 by nosox
Sep 3, 2013 2:23am
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Heat transfer video on youtube

Thank you !!!!!! I also watched the other videos and they were all very helpful. I enjoyed the carving video with the gouge nibs and there was one using the knife. The carvers sure made it look easy. I'm sure with practice it will become easier. I recommend the new carvers watch this before they start.

GH
Re: Heat transfer
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Reply to: #802206 by Granny Hummingbird
Sep 3, 2013 4:32am
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I do nothing but the heat transfer. Using a #2 pencil works much better than ink or printer ink. Trace over your image with a pencil. Then with a lowest iron setting, using the tip of the iron, iron the transfer on to the pink stuff. You don't have to iron to much. If you hold the paper to the pink stuff you can lift the corner and check if you have ironed it enough. If not just use the tip again in the areas that need it.

Good luck and happy carving.
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #802178 by FORAYCH
Sep 3, 2013 5:10am
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i like you!!!

~tigs (*walking quietly around the Wolf*)

by the way, if you strap BACON to any part of your body, that will help keep her attention.
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802050 by CTEagleEye
Sep 3, 2013 5:51am
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I recently watched a knife carver and tried the technique of cutting along the edge of a line and then making an angled cut next to it to remove the material but I really can't see the first line I cut...it just seems to seal back up....which made it impossible for me to cut an angled line next to it.

Hmmm...I think i resemble that remark.

If you carefully bend the stamp after the first cut, you can see the first line. This was easily done on the old pink, but the new stuff may break if you overdo it.

Also, wear 3X reading glasses even if they make you look like a dork :)
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802050 by CTEagleEye
Sep 3, 2013 6:50am
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I was given small scraps of white Speedy Carve recently but haven't had time to try it....how does that compare to the pink or the OZ?

Ah, the white "stuff"...we bought that once because it was cheaper. In this case, we got what we paid for. Super crumbly and difficult to make intricate cuts on. One thing that we found did help when finer carving had to happen was putting it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it up. It helped stop the crumble, somewhat.

L&S
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802050 by CTEagleEye
Sep 3, 2013 9:07am
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tried the technique of cutting along the edge of a line and then making an angled cut next to it to remove the material but I really can't see the first line I cut...it just seems to seal back up..

The secret there is to be carving orange PZ Kut. The translucent orange color lights up like a light bulb when it's sliced. The good pink stuff does, too, to a much smaller but still workable extent.

..which made it impossible for me to cut an angled line next to it.

Well, as a knife carver of considerable experience, allow me to confess that I don't do that. I make the slice along the edge of the image, and then I come back with a needle or gouge to remove the rubber. The gouge will readily follow the existing slice and dig pieces out with ease. The needle is used only to remove pieces that are too narrow for a gouge to fit in there.
Re: Heat transfer
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Reply to: #802209 by nosox
Sep 3, 2013 9:32am
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Awesome!!! Thanks for the video. It was amazing and helps a lot.
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802291 by Kirbert
Sep 3, 2013 11:11am
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The secret there is to be carving orange PZ Kut.

Kirbert, why even bring it up? We may be only dreaming.

"Jam yesterday and jam tomorrow, but never jam today."
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802331 by artTrekker
Sep 3, 2013 11:58am
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Without dreaming, I'd be tempted to give up this pastime for good. Carving OZ is certainly not my idea of fun. If something better doesn't come along soon, I'm probably going to have to take up knitting or bridge.
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802331 by artTrekker
Sep 3, 2013 12:55pm
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"Jam yesterday and jam tomorrow, but never jam today."

Oh, sure! Guilt the puffin - go ahead! ;-)

Webfoot (who is working on a new set of orange samples...)
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802368 by Webfoot
Sep 3, 2013 12:59pm
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Webfoot (who is working on a new set of orange samples...)

Oh how I missed the orange
Re: Heat transfer
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Reply to: #802209 by nosox
Sep 3, 2013 1:19pm
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Ooh, I printed 3 patterns a work today. Going to try the heat method. I've always just used pencil & rubbing so far. This will be easier if it works. Won't have to trace all those fine lines.
Re: Heat transfer
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Reply to: #802217 by Granny Hummingbird
Sep 3, 2013 1:23pm
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I watched the carving videos too. I agree the hardest part for me is deciding what to cut out and what to leave. Just messed up my tin man-left his body armor but cut out his hat. At least it's for an LTC so I can make it work.
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802368 by Webfoot
Sep 3, 2013 1:26pm
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No!! I didn't mean to guilt the puffin!! Really I didn't! I'm just trying not to get my hopes up or live in the past. I know you are working diligently and spending money trying to make us all happy. I just think someone new has to learn to work with what there is (as do the rest of us) without being confused about some mythical wonder-material that isn't available.

aT, with greatest apologies to the puffin
and who was so delighted by the translucent character of the orange--I would carve in on a light table and that "light up like a candle" quality was greatly enhanced
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802377 by artTrekker
Sep 3, 2013 3:15pm
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No!! I didn't mean to guilt the puffin!! Really I didn't!

I was teasing! Besides, the puffin is feeling impatient with the process, right along with everyone else! LOL!

All the best!!

Webfoot
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802368 by Webfoot
Sep 3, 2013 7:51pm
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You know my address!
Re: Thin lines?
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Reply to: #802368 by Webfoot
Sep 3, 2013 8:08pm
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who is working on a new set of orange samples...

If you need testers, count me in. :)

dp
Wow! Good pink stuff.
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Sep 3, 2013 8:17pm
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Just opened a new package of pink stuff, did a heat transfer on it & started carving. Perfect. Firm & no crumbles. I think it's the best pink stuff I've ever carved on. Got it at Hobby Lobby about a week ago.