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Old 04-07-2009, 12:16 PM
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This first foray in way of an introduction may be successful . I shall try to post and edit as the FAQ's have guided , see how it goes .

There are a few good folk here that I have grown to know in previous times , their legends proceed them .
To those that don't know me a hearty handshake to you . I am a chainsaw/power carver , like to mix up gas and electric whittlers' although if called upon can turn out a full piece finished with either method .

First off I have learned the log in name is more or less permanent , tried to shave it down , looks like it's here to stay , a tad long .
My name is Bill or Billy , I 'll go with the N.S. accent to weed me out as I see other Bill's around . So Bill 'by she be .

I used the word "progressional " to describe my wood art journey .
Movement forward and an advancement of knowledge , always learning , looking toward gradual improvements , a path of growth and development . So not professional but always progressional .

As I look through some of the vast stored knowledge here I become one knee knelt , head bowed in supplication , a woody virgin .
Staggering talents , progressive posts and nifty ideas .

If in some way I may contribute I shall endeavour to do so .

The avatar picture is this Wolf looking up , natural grain before the tung applications .

These Wolfy images if successful shows the spalted yellow birch log that was used , sectioned up with the ole' 281 after laying to age for two years .
As the sculpture developed a lupine bust study appeared and a fable story was wove about it .
The person that requested this piece was interested in the " how'd you do it " , so through poem prose the description was born . It was printed and frame mounted .

I believe Wolf was installed on a pedestal and back lit with LED'S at it's final resting place .

The spalt'd grain melds and intertwines , internal movement flows .
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Hollowed out staright up to the ears with a carving bar . Lightens the piece and prevents future crack and checks .
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The start on a sweet fall day , I turned it upside down and sawed out the base first . The whole is a one piece attempt .
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Well now I see a duplicated pic has popped up and I can't get rid of it , so I 'll leave it in at risk of losing the whole works if I start punching anymore buttons ! I'm doing the dial-down dead dance here .

Your humble saw'vilian ,

Bill 'by .







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Old 04-07-2009, 01:41 PM
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Bill:
Welcome to the site, those are some really nice carvings their.
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BILLY!!!!

Great to see you here with your fab wolf

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Old 04-07-2009, 02:23 PM
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Welcome to the fgorum Bill. Looks like you have command of that saw. Keep 'em comin'.
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Great to see you here I always enjoy your posts.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:16 PM
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Hey Bill, great introduction. Great looking wolf. I think I seen your name and work before on chainsaw scluptors.com
Welcome to a great forum with great people and talents.
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Sir William of Aslin, I bid you welcome me ol'mucker!

Whats the word of the day?????

My favourite is green........today....

Check your private messages, top right, sent one yesterday.

You have friends here in UKK

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Hello Bill,
As you can see, I'm a fello Nova Scotianer. You have a nice looking wolf there. Glad to have you along. Look forward to seeing your work.
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howdy and welcome, super carvings
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Hello and welcome, Bill 'by. It's nice to have you here with us. Really nice wolf and nicely finished wood.
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