Discussion in 'Instrument Makers' started by Blueglass, May 16, 2015.
My Zircote gloat.
Good looking stuff, nice haul! Tony
Local carvings that I loved. I found the other ports carvings to be not nearly as refined.
If anybody else goes to Belize contact me. I have a contact I can pass on. I ended up going to his shop and having a little shop time. My wife was pissed that I wandered off with a local even after she asked me not to do that. He was very proud of his shop and wanted me to see it. He did some of the work with power tools but it is mostly a machete and sandpaper.
Les what an awesome experience! You really scored not just with wood but even better a local contact and potential friend. Man those carvings are very cool! I especially love that sappy shark.
Okay the angelfish keeps making me look at it again and again also . . . .
The flecks don't really show that well in the pic but they almost look like scales. Some of these guys really know how to best utilize a piece of wood. I love them all. That Jaguar in the pic is from Zircote root and it is beyond awesome. If I had more money it would have come home too. I agree I really enjoyed getting a tour from him. He showed me some of his work in a local museum. We talked about our mutual time doing construction. We talked about being young and dumb and how we enjoy having some age and staying out of doo doo. It was a real highlight of this trip.
Awesome on many levels! Logs look pretty dry. Easy to work with? Chuck
What little I did there it cuts like ABW, Ebony or other very hard woods. THe log sections are from a root. I will make a drum out of those. The other 2 pieces I am considering a sale or trade with.
I thought it was a rabid monkey lol.
I separated this from Ssmeader's thread so you could have your own.
Very cool! It's always cool and interesting to make local contacts. It's a wonderful self development opportunity and very cool. His carvings are awesome. Were they expensive?
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing your photos and trip
That's awesome! were his carvings expensive?
Moved your other post here I figured this is where you meant to post it.
Thanks kevin, I had partially typed that when my wife Skyped me then I just hit send afterwards before I realized the thread had moved.
That had to be one heck of an experience! I imagine it was worth the wife being passed off, we've all been there anyway! Very cool man! Tony
I got carvings from 3 different artists. No they were not expensive and neither was the wood. Any of you could afford one. I make very little and stuck to smaller ones. Next trip I will get bigger pieces from Egbert because his big pieces are incredible.
@Kevin , thanks for moving I meant to do a quick post and it kind of ran on.
Did you fly or was it a cruise?
Cruise, Carnival. First one.
............. Nope, my wife would not like that one bit