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 Post subject: More of the same...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:53 pm 
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Sorry, no pipes to post. Tampers are the only thing I have time and tools for here. So far these have only seen a pocket knife and sandpaper. I plan on inlaying some crushed rock and later polishing them once I return to the States.

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:18 am 
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very clean carving!
they look fantastic!

jarrah, bubinga?

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:10 pm 
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terryR wrote:
jarrah, bubinga?


I think it's kwila/merbau wood.

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:32 pm 
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Pretty slick. You have an excellent eye for line flow and proportion.

You should have entered this year's KC carving contest. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:11 am 
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LatakiaLover wrote:
You should have entered this year's KC carving contest. :mrgreen:


Nah, but I will probably stop by the show for a few minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Here one is after inlaying some crushed rock. I ended up whittling the neck of the tamper smaller than I was comfortable with so I wrapped it in some string the Hewa people make out of a certain kind of tree bark here. It's not polished but it will give you the idea.

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:09 pm 
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A Curious George question:

Is your PNG posting an open-ended "until you feel like doing something else" situation, or does it have a firm end date because of some government control/treaty agreement/etc.?

If the latter, where will you go next, do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:13 pm 
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LatakiaLover wrote:
A Curious George question:

Is your PNG posting an open-ended "until you feel like doing something else" situation, or does it have a firm end date because of some government control/treaty agreement/etc.?

If the latter, where will you go next, do you think?


I'm here until the job is finished or the good Lord tells me to go somewhere else...though I have no idea where that would be. However, that being said, there has been a lot of heavy events lately and my family will be returning to the States for 6 months. Currently in Brisbane where we had to med evac my mom to.

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 Post subject: Re: More of the same...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:27 pm 
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I just went on a Google hunt to see what you might be referring to, and came across this:

https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentRepor ... ?cid=20009

:shock:

I knew things in general were on the rougher side there, at least in the city, but had no idea it was borderline out of control. Damn.

And all the best to your mom. "Medevac" is a word I've come to dislike exceedingly. :lol:

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