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woodcarving by Will Baddeley

Post  stavros on Fri May 20, 2011 11:56 am

One of the most rewarding techniques (when done properly), is the carving of dead wood. It is a form of art in its own right. It can make a mediocre tree look fantastic or the other way round...an amazing tree look bad.

I came across Will Baddeley's website/blog today and i was truly inspired by a series of pictures he took while carving a Yew.

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woodcarving by Will Baddeley

Post  will baddeley on Fri May 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Thanks Stavros. Still lots more to do.

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Post  will baddeley on Fri May 20, 2011 10:00 pm

Some more carving this afternoon. Should get it finished tomorrow. Very Happy

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Post  stavros on Sat May 21, 2011 10:24 am

will baddeley wrote:Some more carving this afternoon. Should get it finished tomorrow. Very Happy

i look forward to it!!!!

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Post  will baddeley on Sat May 21, 2011 10:10 pm

Tried to upload some pics but I seem to be having trouble. Finished the carving today. You can see more on my blog. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post  stavros on Sun May 22, 2011 6:05 am

Hi Wil,

i have seen the pics on your blog since last night..... just breathtaking........

May i ask something? how do you manage to make the wood crack by using the blowtorch?? doesn't it burn the wood and turn it into charcoal?? or do you keep the flame only for short periods of time repeatedly??

As for the pics, i will have a look and make sure that if there is a problem, it will be solved. It should work the same way as with the IBC forum.

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Re: woodcarving by Will Baddeley

Post  will baddeley on Sun May 22, 2011 9:37 am

Morning Stavros. With burning the wood, it depends on the thickness and how deep the tool marks are that you want to remove. Yes the wood is turned to Charcoal with the heat. It also cracks nicely too. All the charcoal is wire brushed and then treated.

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Post  Savvas P. on Sun May 22, 2011 11:35 am

will baddeley wrote:Morning Stavros. With burning the wood, it depends on the thickness and how deep the tool marks are that you want to remove. Yes the wood is turned to Charcoal with the heat. It also cracks nicely too. All the charcoal is wire brushed and then treated.
getting better and better will....and a bloody big tree you have there... thumbs up thumbs up

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Re: woodcarving by Will Baddeley

Post  Greg on Sun May 22, 2011 3:48 pm

ITs great , very natural!


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Re: woodcarving by Will Baddeley

Post  will baddeley on Mon May 23, 2011 12:36 am

Thankyou Savvas and Greg. I'm so glad it's done now. It was a massive project and my ears are still ringing.

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Re: woodcarving by Will Baddeley

Post  will baddeley on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:21 pm

Hello everyone. Been trying out some new carving bits on a nursery Yew. I would love to post some pictures from my desktop but the forum doesn't allow it strangely. Anyway I have the pictures on my blog Here. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post  Savvas P. on Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:47 pm

You are setting the standards too high Will....GREAT JOB......thanks for sharing cheers cheers cheers

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