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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 18 10:46 am    Post subject: Mushroom carving  Reply with quote    

I've been asked if I can carve these stumps into mushrooms.


My answer was "Probably, but whether they'll be any good... "

I thought a good starting point would be to decide what sort of mushrooms they should be aiming to be: I'm thinking a tall thin type, which I can sort of picture in my head, but not properly.

Any suggestions?

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 18 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

right sort of shape?

many of the stump carvings i have seen have rotted quite rapidly so if they want value for money with a long life sculpture a sneaky injection of preservative might be useful.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 18 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
right sort of shape?

many of the stump carvings i have seen have rotted quite rapidly so if they want value for money with a long life sculpture a sneaky injection of preservative might be useful.

Yes, that was the kind of thing I had in mind, somewhere at the halfway stage.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 18 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 18 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nail a dustbin lid onto each one and paint it red with white spots, job done.

dpack



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dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 18 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

or ?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 18 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    



What is the tree HL? It looks as if it might be beech or sycamore. I would suggest an open ink cap sort of shape, but as Dpack says, may not last too long. Like your idea DD.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 18 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think the morel looks awesome. But plenty of inspiration here.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chainsaw+carving+mushroom&rlz=1CDGOYI_enGB653GB654&hl=en-GB&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixu9KngrzaAhXMCMAKHaivCmcQ_AUIGigB&biw=375&bih=591

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 18 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:


What is the tree HL? It looks as if it might be beech or sycamore. I would suggest an open ink cap sort of shape, but as Dpack says, may not last too long. Like your idea DD.

Is beech.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 18 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

un treated a few years at a guess and probably be looking rather tatty before they crumble.

treated with post stuff via drilling doing the main roots and stump seems sensible, they might last quite a long time with the odd coat of fence n shed treatment to assist with keeping the surface in good condition.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 18 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The tops are going to be the most vulnerable, so frequent coating with preservative.

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 18 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do the carvings, if they don't work out the follow Derbyshiredowser's advice! Seriously the preservative route is the best way to go on completion.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 18 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, they'll be good for practice whatever, and once they're made, they're not my problem, but I will suggest the preservative...

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