Green Man #1: The beginning

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Blog entry by Buckskin posted 08-28-2007 04:47 AM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Given my recent success with my carving projects. Granted they are simple and beginner level which fits me at this point. However, I have decided to up the ante and create a whole new set of challenges for my self.

The photo below represents about six hours worth of work in layout, rough out and finally picking up a gouge. The piece is about 6 3/4” by about 8 1/2”. It is being made from a piece of 2×12 SPF that used to be a leveling block under our TV set in our old house.

Either I am really cheap or I just like trying to make a use for ever piece of wood I have. I guess it is both.

I am using the new chisels I just got for this project. The MIKISYO Power Grip. This may lend to a product review down the road.

The trial and error learning curve continues.


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#1 posted 08-28-2007 01:10 PM

Go slow there is no rush, I am always amazed at how long everything takes. I now plan 3x mroe than I think any job will take to cover my own expectations <laugh>

Did you draw the face and leaves by hand (from scratch)?

Post more pics as you go.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#2 posted 08-28-2007 01:21 PM

I’m impressed … quite the challenge you are giving yourself but it looks like you are definitely up to the challenge. cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 08-28-2007 01:43 PM

It looks to me like you’re having fun. I seem to remember carving the”Acanthus Man” in leather back about”76. I put him on a pocket watch carrier for a hippy friend of mine. My guy had a beard and moustache, well, they both did. LOL!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 08-28-2007 04:28 PM

Snowdog, as far as I know it is a Chris Pye design from “Wood Spirits and Green Men”.

Thos. I carved a lot of leather with “Acanthus” style patterns to them. Way back when. I would love to start carving leather again but my financial adviser (wife), kinda has the kabosh on that program right now. LOL.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 09-11-2007 01:28 AM

That’s one hing about carving, you won’t be throwing away any wood scraps anymore. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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