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    Spyderco Forum Registered User willydigger's Avatar
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    Here's another mini build...
    “What does a man do, Walter? A man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.” - Gustavo Fring



















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    What is the material the bead is made of, and what tools are you for crafting?

    Very cool.




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    Here's another mini build...
    “What does a man do, Walter? A man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.” - Gustavo Fring



















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    Gus is made from Burmese Blackwood. It's a hardwood. I use a rotary tool with a million different sanding and cutting bits.
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    Very cool carvings!

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    That is one of the best quotes of the show. Is that bead supposed to be Gus?
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    "Now, say my name."

    Nice Gus bead. I was inspired by your making of thread and ordered some supplies from Bear Tooth Woods. My box showed up today and I tried my hand at making my first bead. Nothing too complex, just a simple little Tiki inspired guy. I've got a bunch of other, more complicated designs on paper that I plan on making once I get a bit more practice under my belt. But here's my first one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabba359 View Post
    "Now, say my name."

    Nice Gus bead. I was inspired by your making of thread and ordered some supplies from Bear Tooth Woods. My box showed up today and I tried my hand at making my first bead. Nothing too complex, just a simple little Tiki inspired guy. I've got a bunch of other, more complicated designs on paper that I plan on making once I get a bit more practice under my belt. But here's my first one:

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    I love it. Very cool!
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    very nice carving!
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    What material is that, jabba? Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    What material is that, jabba? Nice work.
    Acrylic. I'm using pen turning blanks as they are cheap, come in a huge assortment of colors, and are pretty easy to shape. Only downside is they smell pretty bad when working them. I don't know what color this bead was, as I picked up a grab bag of random cut-offs with my order to practice on and this piece came out of that bag.
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    willydigger, that's fantastic work. Any other carvings you wanna share?

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    I have a ton, but I don't want to take over the thread.

    I won't post a link, but if you want you can check out EDCSociety.NET for my carving thread. Here are a couple teasers.















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    Quote Originally Posted by willydigger View Post
    I have a ton, but I don't want to take over the thread.

    I won't post a link, but if you want you can check out EDCSociety.NET for my carving thread. Here are a couple teasers.
    Willy, that carving reminds me of the Ents on LOTR.
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    It's my Greenman interpretation.
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    I really loved clay sculpting in high school but never tried any serious carving. I may have to give this a try sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willydigger View Post
    How about a bead build? ...v

    The smurfiest bead to date!

    Awesome bead what material did you use ?

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    The Smurf is curly Maple dyed blue. The green ones are also curly Maple only dyed green. I have purple, natural, teal, and bronze (though it looks dark brown to me). You get the natural wood feel and depth with a splash of color. It's pretty cool.
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    What do you dye them with, Willy?
    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    I don't dye them. They come that way.
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    Really? From where?
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