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Old 03-05-2009, 11:57 AM
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Default Finished Carving of a Dragon's Head

Hi all, this is my first posting of one of my latest chainsaw carving (#4 of 5) projects. I have used chainsaws for about 50%, the rest was done using a Dremel and several other power tools. I could have done more with the chainsaw but at that time I didn't had my own Stihl MS200 with carving bar.

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I also take great pleasure in making videos of the carving process, just like the carvers on Youtube that inspired me in the first place.

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YouTube - Chainsaw Carving #4 - Dragon's Head

On my Youtube website (above signature pic) you will find videos of earlyer projects, but I find those hardly worth posting since they are my first chainsaw carving 'try-out's'. This one YouTube - Chainsaw Carving #3 - Fish Eagle is barely acceptable but the rest, please don't look at them, I beg you.
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Hi W.Dubois,
Nice work. What kind of wood is it. I watched your youtube submission with interest - judging from the sawdust your saw could use a sharpening. Good control with such a big saw though. (grin)
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:37 PM
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Hi W.Dubois,
Nice work. What kind of wood is it. I watched your youtube submission with interest - judging from the sawdust your saw could use a sharpening. Good control with such a big saw though. (grin)
It's a piece of Delonix Regia, a soft tropical kind of wood. I got it when such a tree needed to be removed in a big greenhouse. The shape of the log already had something that reminded me of a dragon, that's why I chose it.

And you have sharp eye, yes the chain wasn't all that sharp. I to noticed that while I making the first cut, but the camera was already rolling so I continued.
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Hi Walter, That is an amazing job on the Dragon, took a bit of time doing the detailing on there also. It is nice that the wood has a very light tone to it & seems to really add to the "bone reality" for lack of better words or just what popped in there? I am watching your video, very slowly, dial up you know!
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First, I really like the work. Not much into dragons myself, but I think this one's really cool. Great teeth, believable anatomy. Merv, a very important comment... Now I see it, the relationship between chain sharpness and sawdust size. What an insight! And I see the force with which the saw exited the work. I know something important from that.

W. I want to make a video myself, and yours is vey well done. Can you provide tips on setting up, filming, editing...and putting it on YouTube? I'd appreciate it! And would return the favor with whatever I can.
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W. I want to make a video myself, and yours is vey well done. Can you provide tips on setting up, filming, editing...and putting it on YouTube? I'd appreciate it! And would return the favor with whatever I can.
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Thank you Schaef. And sure no prob, I will send you a PM with instructions as soon as possible. Good that you are also planning to make videos, I think more ppl should try that.
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Hi Walter, Hey, I have a few videos uploaded to Youtube also under "RobbinW" but I am new at this & if you are willing to share any help I would love to also?
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W.dubois,
Please explain what you did to get you're dragon picture on the Thread. I like the bigger size to help view detail.

The detail is really good.
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Hi Walter, Hey, I have a few videos uploaded to Youtube also under "RobbinW" but I am new at this & if you are willing to share any help I would love to also?
Thanks, Robbin
I just subscribed to your videos. What in particulair do you want to know? I see that you allready uploaded some videos of your own. Or do you mean making videos where you can be seen carving like I did?

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Please explain what you did to get you're dragon picture on the Thread. I like the bigger size to help view detail.
I upload my photo's to Photobucket. Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket (creating an account is free) You can post clickabe thumbnails or like I did full size photo's.
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That's a cool looking dragon, nice work.

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