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Peter v. D.

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Hi All,

my name is Peter, and I decided to join this wonderfull forum.

what a lot of worthfull information here, and also a lot of helpfull, skilled people.

the art you make is very impressive, and I have seen wonderfull pieces.

for a starter like me, a bit intimidating and at the same time a real challenge.

I made sculptures for a long time and worked in all kinds of stone. Pitty enough I got a dust allergie a few years ago, so I had to quit.

When I sold a sculpture, I mostly bought a Netsuke from a part of the money, so that got me interested in Netsuke’s.

And now, I decided to see if I can make Netsuke’s by myself. I did not know how to start, so I stumbled on google on the page of Ko Baas, a member here.

he maker extraordinary work,very impressive, so I mailed him with the question where to start.

He helped me out teriffic, and even send me a box with several pieces of wood to start with. Thanks Ko!

in my ordinary live I am a flamenco guitarist and teach guitar. (I must be careful with knifes and sanding paper, I need my nails to play)

I learn a lot from you, and hopefully I can be at use for you sometimes in return.

thanks Janel, to make this forum possible.

to all a very happy new year for you, and all the people you love.



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Welcome Peter!

It is good to read your interesting introduction.  Regarding dust, various dust capturing systems have been presented here on the forum.  It will take some searching to find them, but you might appreciate the ingenuity of the systems that draw the dust away from the carving position on the bench.  

I hope that you will find a wealth of information that resides on the forum from the many years of contributions by members.  This month celebrates the 13th year of The Carving Path going on line.



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