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Re: Carving Material
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #181925 by Fiddleheads
Feb 1, 2008 11:05am
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Quote I have some of this dark grey stuff called Softoleum. It's very soft, and I think it would be great for a kid to learn to carve on.


Only if you want him to develop a hatred for carving.

Quote I would recommend using a gouge with it rather than a knife.


I would recommend throwing it out. I made the mistake of buying some of that cr*p once. It is horrible stuff. It's like trying to carve putty. Speedy-Cut is vastly superior, and it's absolute garbage.
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #182010 by Funhog
Feb 1, 2008 1:02pm
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I, too, used MasterCarve for my sig stamp, and with well over 300 stampings it was still just fine...I know that the corners can be broken off if you push on it, but I've never seen it "crumble" and I've used it on smaller stamps too.

Though I have started to use the pink stuff now, just so I can have more detail.
But I still like the mastercarve for it's ease of carving!

Wander Woman
*the boxer formally known as HopeAB*
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #181817 by McBoxer
Feb 1, 2008 8:25pm
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I like Mastercarve the best. Pink stuff next.
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #182024 by the Dawg Pound
Feb 1, 2008 8:30pm
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I've never had that problem with mastecarve....are you sure you didn't have speedy carve? Now THAT stuff is trash! You can crumble it between your fingers.
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #181817 by McBoxer
Feb 1, 2008 9:17pm
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Quote I am looking, maybe, for something that a child could very easily carve,


I found a plastic eraser at a college bookstore while traveling. I wished I had bought more after creating a stamp. The ink transferred great. It was the Mercur Iraser Eraser. 69 cents. They come in bright colors and smell really good too. Kids would like that. Heck I liked it. I found them later by searching the internet, but decided to place an order for PZCUT. I do love it, but since you asked specifically for a kids' material, I thought of the eraser right off.

Flay Ming Yon
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #181817 by McBoxer
Feb 2, 2008 2:36am
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That is stange to have those issues with MasterCarve. I have never had it crumble. Mtn. Wizard
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #181817 by McBoxer
Feb 2, 2008 8:19am
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Stranded without any carving material, I have gone to (yuk) Walmart and found three packs of white vinyl erasers, labeled "high ploymer." They are very similar in consistency to Mastercarve, a tad small but for $1.47 they are a good choice. You can also pick up an Xacto knife there in the craft section. Funhog
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #182320 by Idhunna
Feb 2, 2008 8:29am
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are you sure you didn't have speedy carve? Now THAT stuff is trash!


I bet a doughnut (no cop jokes, people) that you meant to say that Speedy Cut is trash. If that is what you meant (the tan stuff by Speedball) then I agree with you whole-heartedly! Speedy Carve is the new name for the pink stuff, formerly known as Speedy Stamp, and ever and always my medium of choice.

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Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #182419 by Big Ox and the Herd
Feb 2, 2008 8:54am
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Yup! I meant speedy cut! Dh went out and bought me some medium recently, and that's what he got...We were both surpirsed at how yucky it was. (And he is a noxer!) So he wen tout the next day and bought me two sheets of pink stuff and a small sheet of mastercarve....what a great guy!
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #182418 by Funhog
Feb 2, 2008 1:50pm
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[quote: (yuk) Walmart ]

double Yuk

[quote: white vinyl erasers, labeled "high ploymer."]

I just bought some of these. they worked really well. I actually got 3 stamps out of one.
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #182519 by Suzy Lou
Feb 3, 2008 7:37am
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Quote I actually got 3 stamps out of one


RUUUUUUN! COOOOOOOTIEEEEEEEEEES!!!!
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #181817 by McBoxer
Feb 20, 2008 5:59am
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McB,
Welcome to the obsession...sorry to hear that you work for the single corporation in America that is to blame for the fattening of American Youths...but hey it pays the bill$...I personally think that the stuff from Statesville NC is the best for what you are asking...
Be Safe...
BR1
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #188571 by BigRedOne
Feb 20, 2008 10:12am
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Quote ...sorry to hear that you work for the single corporation in America that is to blame for the fattening of American Youths...


When it comes to fattening children, the actions of any single corporation in America pale in comparison to the actions of the FDA!
Re: Carving Material
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Reply to: #188656 by Kirbert
Feb 20, 2008 10:26am
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Happy Cake day Kirbert =o)

Cheers!
Rhea