04-11-2013, 06:23 AM
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Next to my Simpsons Colonel for scale:

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On it's tod:

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Hand carved using just a saw, an axe and a very sharp knife from age darkened, Scottish Beech wood. No sandpaper to finish, just 'off the knife' then oiled and waxed to protect it. It has a 26mm TGN Grade A Silvertip fitted and will be used by SWMBO after I've broken it in.

Hope you like it.....

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 04-11-2013, 06:45 AM
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  • ben74
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Great whittling Graeme!

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 04-11-2013, 07:26 AM
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  • clk
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Beautiful. Well Done!

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 04-11-2013, 07:35 AM
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Wow, Graeme, that is a beauty!Biggrin

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 04-11-2013, 07:41 AM
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  • Johnny
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Another dandy from Scotland. Very nice.

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 04-11-2013, 08:14 AM
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  • seanusa
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Very nice brush and great finish work with just a knife

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 04-11-2013, 08:27 AM
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Very fine front porch work.

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 04-11-2013, 08:30 AM
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  • blzrfn
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Graeme, I suppose you're retired, are you?

Excellent work once again!

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 04-11-2013, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the amazingly kind words, folks!

Erm no, I'm not retired (39 in a week or so). Just unable to work at present due to my health. This is something I can keep myself busy with and get a bit of satisfaction out of. Makes a fella feel like the scrapheap is just a little further away. Biggrin

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 04-11-2013, 09:03 AM
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Hi Graeme

Nicely! done Thumbsup

What loft height did you go with?

Take care, Mike

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 04-11-2013, 09:09 AM
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If I remember rightly, it's around 52-53mm. Didn't want it too short for SWMBO as she's a 'painter'. Biggrin

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 04-11-2013, 09:39 AM
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(04-11-2013, 09:09 AM)Gairdner Wrote: If I remember rightly, it's around 52-53mm. Didn't want it too short for SWMBO as she's a 'painter'. Biggrin

Hi Graeme

Thank you Thumbsup

Proportionally it looks (about) right in my eyes, therefore you probably near enough nailed on the loft "sweet spot" height (for that particular knot).

Take care, Mike

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 04-11-2013, 09:44 AM
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Wow, when I read no sanding, just with the knife...I am impressed!

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 04-11-2013, 09:56 AM
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(04-11-2013, 09:39 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(04-11-2013, 09:09 AM)Gairdner Wrote: If I remember rightly, it's around 52-53mm. Didn't want it too short for SWMBO as she's a 'painter'. Biggrin

Hi Graeme

Thank you Thumbsup

Proportionally it looks (about) right in my eyes, therefore you probably near enough nailed on the loft "sweet spot" height (for that particular knot).

Take care, Mike

No, thank you Mike! I just go with what I've used in the past, how the knot feels dry fitted into the hole and as you say, what looks about right. Number 2 done and so far so lucky....Smile

Thanks Bowhunter. It's like me - rustic!

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 04-11-2013, 01:34 PM
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Gorgeous! You have a talent!

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 04-11-2013, 05:44 PM
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Excellent work Graeme!

There is more than one way to produce a quality handle and this one is a very nice example! Cool

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 04-11-2013, 08:28 PM
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What a beaut! Congratulations on a job well done.

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