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  • #2
    Re: Yam carving

    ??? I once carved an apple and let it dry and it made a very interesting face with all the shrivels and wrinkles. I don't know what a yam would look like after you carved and dried it. I would think that preserving it would be difficult.

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    • #3
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      Popeye said it best; ' I yam what I yam and that's all what I Yam!' Sorry never even heard of carving yams before, but let us know how they turn out. Always looking for a new mewdium!

      Al from Da UP ???

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      • #4
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        http://www.schifferbooks.com/crafts/...76430500X.html

        If I ever take the time I to learn I could probably post a clickable link. but that is the site for the schiffer book 'the yam yankee'

        dave

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        • #5
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          double wow. my links seem to be working just by copy and pasting. :P now I just hope it's not annoying to many peeps.

          Dave

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          • #6
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            : well, if Tom Wolfe can write a book about carving yams, that makes it official. HEY ADMINISTRATOR! WE NEED ANOTHER FORUM. I can just imagine the first great controversy will be whether yams are better to carve than sweet potatos! Do you bake'em first?

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            • #7
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              Carved a face on a sweet potato last summer. I kind of exagerated the features. I put it on a paper plate on the dash of my pickup truck. With the sun and the heat beating down on it , it resembled a dried up root with a face on it after a month. It also kept rolling off the dash. I didn't coat it with anything and it started to rot and had to trash it.

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              • #8
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                I forgot to tell you that I used uncooked blackeye peas or beans for the eyes .Just push them in the eye sockets.IT makes the carving look more believable. just push them in just enough to hold in place while drying.Position the black spots the same on both eyes.

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                • #9
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                  :P well, you heard it here first! Another definition of what makes for a rotten carving! :P

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                  • #10
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                    I saw a lady at a show two weeks ago who was carving yams. She said to wash it well after carving to remove bacteria or it will spoil. She put a hole in the back large enough to hold a pencil sized dowel rod and suspended it for drying. She then painted it with acrylics and sealed with satin polyurethane. Some she antiqued with stain varnish. I thought they were pretty unusual, but I am going to try it. I guess you just have to give a yam!

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                    • #11
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                      Sounds like a good meal/deal to me! You could cook & eat your failed attempts instead of merely burning them! :
                      Pineyknot

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                      • #12
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                        I would thing that you could seal it with a brown sugar glaze.
                        :P

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                          • #14
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                            :P Has anyone here ever tried to carve a hard boiled egg? How long do you boil it? Do you try to remove the yolk first? What is the potential market for carved hard boiled eggs?

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                            • #15
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                              not sure Capt'n but if you carve a chicken out of that egg you will have the answer to an age old question.

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