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Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810168 by artTrekker
Oct 13, 2013 10:12pm
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I found it hard to control my tools in this hard material, so curved lines are wiggly

Sharpen your tools.

I had to push my gouges and knifes through OZ, slipping some times. Then I sharpened them and my tools glide through very easily. You'll get smoother lines that way. Here are Kirbert's tutorials.
Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810274 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 14, 2013 4:26am
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I had to push my gouges and knifes through OZ, slipping some times.

I don't own OZ yet, so I can not attest to anything, but I thought *someone* had posted about using oil (maybe coconut oil) to assist the gouge in a smooth clean cut. Then the stamp was thoroughly washed off prior to stamping. Coconut oil would wash off more easily then other oils. Since no one has mentioned this, thought I would add this idea into the conversation, but someone who has utilized it successfully might want to chime in!
Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810244 by artTrekker
Oct 14, 2013 10:18am
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I know how amazingly detailed your marvelous stamps are.... cannot wait to see it this weekend!

Wendy
Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810274 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 14, 2013 1:17pm
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Sharpen your tools.

Yeah, my tools are less than ideal. I really need to send a package to Kirbert.
Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810301 by bluebirdlover
Oct 14, 2013 1:19pm
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I don't own OZ yet

Susan, would you like me to send you a piece? I am pretty sure this is not going to be my material of choice.
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Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810365 by Wendy
Oct 14, 2013 1:21pm
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Thanks, Wendy, a high compliment coming from you. Look forward to seeing you!
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Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810244 by artTrekker
Oct 14, 2013 2:42pm
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I would love to be a part of the mini tutorial if time allows on Saturday
Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810395 by artTrekker
Oct 14, 2013 5:01pm
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Moi?

Based on some of the tools I've been getting for sharpening, some of you guys are waiting too long! I can't see how some of these have been used!
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Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810396 by artTrekker
Oct 14, 2013 6:50pm
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If you are up for that, sure! I will give it a whirl! And where will you look for carving material from there?