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Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:20 pm

Some call me nutz for the exacto but for me it is worth the time. Shading on Hatchet Head took me 12 minutes last night because the exacto work was done first.
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:35 pm

Doh wrote:Some call me nutz for the exacto but for me it is worth the time. Shading on Hatchet Head took me 12 minutes last night because the exacto work was done first.
Unreal job! I can only imagine how long the xacto took...
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:37 pm

Doh wrote:Some call me nutz for the exacto

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Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:02 pm

I am interested in a poll of carvers who do and don,t use Doh's exacto technique.

I do for the reasons:

Very define and sharp margins on shading and cutouts.

Shading and cutouts are quicker IMO

Fewer foam and paint tags at the end for less sandstone clean-up.

Give me a chance to "dry run" a pattern to decide if I will shade or cut an area first.

If I had to bet pattern credits, I'd bet on a majority of carvers in the forum using Doh's method. (admit it Stoney you are a closet exacto man. It's ok to come on out LOL)
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:04 pm

starvin'carvin' wrote:(admit it Stoney you are a closet exacto man. It's ok to come on out LOL)

St0ney's skin is pale because there is no light in the closet!
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:22 pm

OK..... don't beat me up too bad. But I outline all my shaded areas with a small drill bit with my dremel after doing all the cutouts so I know how deep I can shade.
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:41 pm

pumpken wrote:OK..... don't beat me up too bad. But I outline all my shaded areas with a small drill bit with my dremel after doing all the cutouts so I know how deep I can shade.
I am just like Ken
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:11 pm

I'm guilty! No exacto for me on the fakes. I tried it once, and went back to using the edge of a small dremel bit to cut around the edges. Then I peel as much paper off as I can, and lightly shave the painted skin off. Do the rest of the shading in the dark with a light inside. Every time my edges look crappy, I scold myself for not doing it Doh's way. On real kins, I get pumpkin juice all over and make a big mess, I need to re-read the tutorials.....
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:28 pm

I am totally foam and I always follow the rules of Doh!
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:47 pm

blakatcrossing wrote:I am totally foam and I always follow the rules of Doh!
He is the master of the Foam ! - LOL
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