SimonDR's 2014/2015

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simondragon
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Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:43 am

Hi Guys, sorry I haven't been around for a while but I had some personal stuff going on and haven't been on but were back to normal now.
Below are the pumpkins (and chicken egg) I carved last year. I haven't started any this year but I have a few other things to try to carve this year which I which I will be trying one later today.
I like to try new things to carve using Stoney's patterns and i have 3 things to hopefully try by the end of the year 2 are long lasting and one is eddible but i won't say anything yet.
As always more great patterns have come out just need to find big enough pumpkins to do them LOL.
Anyway hope your all fine nice to be back.

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GUS
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Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:12 am

Wester Ross !? Or "the other one" !? :!con_p_Laugh2:

Beautiful carves, especially liking the NMBC from my personal point of view! Awesome work & patience, congrats, are your pumpkins home grown & covetted or from searching (alot) bearing in mind the locales often remote setting?
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simondragon
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Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:15 pm

Thanks Gus. Its the other one lol.
I get my pumpkins from local supermarkets and are not exactly big pumpkins neither.
It would be great to grow my own but I don't have the garden to do that.
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:45 am

Welcome back! Great carves all around. The level of detail that you achieve is exceptional!

!!!! A chicken egg?!? What do you use to carve on that?
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simondragon
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:16 pm

Thanks helenkate. For the eggs and all my other stuff I carve I use a dental micromotor because for the chicken eggs mainly there is hardly nay vibration from the tool which you need for the delicate stuff.
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:27 pm

simondragon wrote:Thanks helenkate. For the eggs and all my other stuff I carve I use a dental micromotor because for the chicken eggs mainly there is hardly nay vibration from the tool which you need for the delicate stuff.

I tried it with my dremel on one of my chickens eggs that I knew had a very thick shell.....way too vibratey.

Some patience you have there Simon!
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:29 pm

Great carves Simon. Those are some extreme patterns you are putting on real pumpkins. Very impressive.
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simondragon
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:16 pm

Thanks guys.
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simondragon
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:52 pm

First attempt at glass engraving. Will try and find a way of showing the shading better. Second image I added xmas tree lights to the bottle but a great effect will have to do testing to see what lights will make the design look better.

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Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:10 pm

Simon, without giving false leads, there are a few Scots who get some good pumpkins from specialist Scottish growers / buyers over on ZP, might be worth seeing what & where, failing that have you availed yourself of "bigbarn" website for local growers you'd be willing to travel to for a 1st dibs !?

I'm lucky my farmer is just a handful of miles from me.
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