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Green Man #2: Update

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Blog entry by Buckskin posted 2548 days ago 904 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is an up date on my Green Man. I am not sure exactly how many hours are involved at this point I think around 18 and I still have a long way to go. Not exactly knowing what I am doing is aiding the slowness. This is a huge learning experience for me.

One shaving at a time.



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snowdog

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#1 posted 2548 days ago

I have not carved may things but they all take a lot longer than you would expect. I started an little wooden icicle yesterday. It take more time to care than to build a new garage <laugh> I think bigger is better. Take your time and enjoy the process. Do you have a set of gouges to work with?

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

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Partridge

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#2 posted 2548 days ago

It look great. learn and do force the work

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2548 days ago

Hey Buck, I remember that guy. I carved him on leather in the ‘70’s. It looks to me like you’re getting it figured out. It really doesn’t matter how long the first one takes. When Loren Wood owned Hamley’s, we were talking about saddle makers one day. He made a really profound statment,” One thing’s fer sure, if you can’t build a good one slow, you sure as hell can’t build a good one fast.”!!!!! Go slow and build a good one then you can build a good one fast.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2548 days ago

Hi Buck.
I think your doing a great job. Don’t let the time taken on a carving bother you, the main thing is the results, & satisfaction your getting, just doing it. Whenever your doing something the first time, it always takes longer.
If you watch someone who does a lot of repetitive carvings, they’re always faster.
I think my carvings take longer, because I hardly ever carve the same thing twice. It’s more fun, & challenging to try something different.
I carved a Green man, but mine is called a tree troll
The plan is from a book by Harold Enlow, Driftwood carving If your in a bookstore check it out, I did some of my first carvings from this book.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2548 days ago

Looking good. If I don’t learn something on almost every project I feel like I’ve somehow cheated myself. Taking the time to do a good job is the way to go.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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brunob

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#6 posted 2547 days ago

Well done.Carve on.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Roger Strautman

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#7 posted 2547 days ago

Hey Buck, Your carving is looking good! Chris pye has a web site with a section on the Green Man also these are a few books about the Greem Man.

Green Man William Anderson and Clive Hicks (Photographer)

The Green Man Kathleen Basford

A Little Book of the Green Man Mike Harding

The Green Man: a Field Guide Clive Hicks

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2547 days ago

I’m impressed!! Great job.

remember that it’s all about the journey, not the destination.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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