Adventures in Carving a Tompson Sub Machine Gun Stock #2: Roughing out the scroll pattern

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 1637 days ago 2812 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This adventure in carving has been very enjoyable.
The scroll pattern seemed to be a bit more advanced than I had anticipated. Although I am never one to run from a challenge. I kind of get a grin and ….well as my mom always said “you can see the wheels turning in that boys head.” So I grabbed a very small home made gouge and the chips were flying….sort of.
This wood is so very dry for carving
After about 12 hours I ended up with this. I am attempting to simulate bullet holes/dents in metal. The carving on the other side will explain why I went with this design.
This has been a very enjoyable project.
I will finish sand and detail the scroll work next to flow with the stock.
Thanks for viewing.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 1637 days ago

Great carving looks amazing

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#2 posted 1636 days ago

Your scroll work is great. I wish you would’ve shown it more close up!


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#3 posted 1631 days ago

Looks great! Along with the scroll work, I really like the carved weave. Nice, nice work!

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#4 posted 1610 days ago

Jim , its a wonderful piece. I see every bit the craftsman in you.

-- J. E. Ekholdt, Wrightwood,

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