This is a small carving that turned out ok and I’m looking for a little advice on a base. The carving is more “exagerated realism” than cartoonish and he looks like a biker kind of guy? He is about 3”, sort of bottle st...
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Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas
I've been hacking at wood for some 25 years. I originally started repairing antiques when my wife and I first married....we couldn't afford new furniture and broken antiques or stuff that needed re-finishing were right in our price range! I have some larger tools crammed in a small shop and built a few small pieces at one time, including a carousel style rocking horse for my daughter. I gradually spent less time in the shop as we raised our daughter and work and other things intefered. But I became interested in wood carving about 2 years ago and have cleaned up and refurbished all my tools. I like carving and smaller projects because they use less wood and I can complete them quicker...keeps me from getting too discouraged. I hope I can contribute something of value to this forum, but I'll probably lurk for a while..
-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mpounders1.blogspot.com
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I completed as much carving on the handle as I could and then epoxied it to the shaft. The shaft is also basswood and i used a 5/16th threaded rod about 6 inches long epoxied in place. I decided how I wanted the tail wrapped around, outlined i...
I was contacted a while back by a lady in California who had seen the cane I carved from a Bradford Pear branch. She rescues and has raised monitor lizards and was interested in buying a cane from me. I came up with a design and she approved it. S...
I completed all the carving work this weekend. I used a knife and gouges for all of the low relief carving and then I used a little cone sander to smooth it out and give it all a flowing look. Then I used a woodburner set very low to add shado...