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Blog entry by JJireh posted 12-01-2010 08:10 PM 2689 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commission for a friend at work. 4 ft found post, hardwood (not sure what kind)
Rough out finished. Will finish up this weekend.





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BarbS

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 08:24 PM

Very nice job! Is it a porch post, or on the interior, or free standing?

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 12-01-2010 08:35 PM

It’s a wonderful carving and I like it a lot. I’m interested in trying my hand at carving some green men but I don’t think that my carving is anywhere near as good as yours is but I love to see carvings like this one so thanks for posting.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JJireh

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#3 posted 12-01-2010 09:31 PM

Thanks Barbs, it is a free standing found log.

helluvawreck, thanks! All you can do is get in there and make chips. Grab a twig off the ground and start making faces at lunch ( i just like to get away from the computer i sit at all day :) )

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 12-01-2010 11:04 PM

VERY COOL SCULPTURE, I’VE TRIED THIS BUT THEY KEEP COMING OUT LOOKING LIKE EITHER JESUS OR A VAMPIRE. LOL. JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT. I KNOW PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, HUH? BEAUTIFUL JOB ANYWAY ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WOOD USED, MORE REALISTIC!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 01:06 AM

oh this is SO amazing.. the power of this Spirit is extraordinary.
magnificent

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JJireh

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 10:03 PM

Thanks Mike, honestly I learn a lot using clay and my knives. I make a small block in Super Sculpey III firm then just start cutting on it. Make a mistake, put some clay back and try again. You definitely don’t have to strop often that way ;)
Thanks a lot Debbie!!

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reggiek

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#7 posted 12-02-2010 11:27 PM

Very nice spirit. I have been practicing faces for Santa decorations and ornaments (seasonal gifts).... they are alot of fun…but also alot of work…I have started making my blanks use the corners of wood as it is really hard to pull a face from a flat piece of wood and get it right. I havent used any putty or filler in my carvings yet….though some could use it….typically, if I blow it…I use the piece in my woodstove…...I have had to fix some soft spots and checks with epoxy and super glue though….wood filler sounds like a great idea….especially for carvings that are going to be painted.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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JJireh

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 11:35 PM

reggiek, that’s how I start round objects(usually waking sticks). i create a ‘corner’ by dividing the object into quarters after figuring out which is front, then carve the front half into that corner. Much easier to get depth for details.

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