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    Carving a picnic basket

    Traditional hat for carvers. We need to wear a hat to keep the dust off our hair, these are the most comfortable of any. They're most prevalent in Italy, partly because in warm or hot weather they let your head stay cool (heat doesn't build up like it does inside a cloth hat) and they don't cost...
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    Carving a picnic basket

    I thought a few of you might enjoy this. I'm finishing up a large limestone trees tump tombstone with a lot of personal details; elements that tell of the couple's lives together. I just posted a timelapse video on youtube, carving the rattan picnic basket.
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    Free art book downloads

    Gorgeous work. Hope you find something useful in those art books.
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    Free art book downloads

    The Metropolitan Museum in New York has over 1400 publications online as .pdf's for free download, and a couple hundred more for online reading. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online You can do a search for subjects like armor (159 results), engraving (149...
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    Help, please: Resize image

    taken out of context, that becomes an intriguing statement. :eek: Maybe you should print it on a t-shirt or put it on a sign over your door....
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    Here's another step of the carving:
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    It's a variation on stiff leaf. The actual individual leaves are closest to Byzantine or very early Gothic, but the flow is much more freehand and loose, Byzantine is much more precisely defined.
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    OK, finished this side, now I've flipped the stone around to carve a little foliage on the back side.
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    Brinno TLC200Pro. Very nice, although the menu is simplistic and awkward, takes a little while to get the hang of the settings. However, once you get that it's really easy to use. It's used a lot on construction sites, where they set it up and leave it for months on end, keeps going with 4- AA...
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    Pop up for a visit some time. I'll put you to work.
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    Carving limestone with a small hand held pneumatic hammer and an assortment of chisels. I think it's pretty similar to what you guys do in metal, but perhaps I'm being a bit looser and less precise, just going with the flow and going for the flow. Let me know what you think. Most of the...
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    Genovese scroll work

    I just spent some more time in Genoa, doing further research on the Staglieno cemetery. (some of you are familiar with the book I wrote last year on that magnificent place). I spent a day walking around town photographing the architectural ornament, and took these photos of scrollwork and...

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