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Old 08-20-2007, 01:38 PM
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I just did my first live carving at the grahamsville fair in NY this weekend.

I had a great time, the fair was 3 days fri-sun I carved all three days, my wife Joan took the pictures I did not realize how many people were watching at the time.
The weather was perfect and turnout was great I sold about half of the carvings that I brought and got several special orders.
I do have hearing protection I prefer earplugs to the muffs



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Congradulations on the first live carving! That's always an exciting thing.

I once worked a weekend at the North Carolina state fair as a PR for our organization working a booth for 12 hour days and that can sure be a tought thing to endure. Now, on the other hand, if I could be running a chainsaw AND wearing a good pair of ear plugs, then I bet that I could handle that!

Thank's for sharing the enthusiasm!
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I could do that!
If days were only 1 hour long.
I cant hold the saw that long.
And it wears me out selling all day long and thats just sitting there being nice to people.

Congrats. I see your bowling ball vise in action.
WHat kind of wood and what kind of saw?
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The bowling ball vise came in handy for the small quick carves, the wood I was using is white pine.

I have a assortment of saws My little echo 306 for detail, husquavarna 41 for moderate detail and a poulon pro 20" for blocking.

I have 2 makita electrics that I use a lot, a 5012b that has wicked fast chain speed but a manual oiler and a UC3500, half the chain speed but more tourqe and automatic oiler.

I put up more pictures on photobucket at this link
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Thank's for posting the chainsaw models that you use since some of us are slowly doing their research.

I especially liked the big log woodspirits on photobucket. I carved one recently for an auction and it looks like some people want it really bad and I'm expecting the bids to get quite vicious in a couple of weeks! I never thought about placing a "running" viney plant on top them which really enhances the marketing! I'm gonna have to do that with mine.

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Great work my man...

I get freaked out enough when an owner is watching me carve up his or her tree ....let alone 50 people at a fair watching.....maybe someday though...keep it up
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