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Blog entry by mpounders posted 06-30-2011 06:57 PM 3641 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

nope, it’s a doll. I’m still practicing female faces, only this is a smaller model, which does add to the difficulty a bit. It is a lot harder to detail and being a millimeter off here makes abigger differnce than on a larger carving. But this is a “useful” carving, a toy that can be played with or collected.

It is a little over six inches tall, from basswood, and is based on the classic “Hitty” doll design.

People collect these dolls and dress them up. I’m hoping to persuade my daughter to sew up some clothing for them! The arms and legs are connected with a toothpick for a dowel and will swing together.

Dolls let me also practice a bit on carving the arms and legs and adding some realistic betails to the hands and feet. But I don’t want it to have any delicate pieces that might be easily broken. This will be painted when it is completed. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 06-30-2011 07:08 PM

Wow. She looks great. Did you make your own knife/knife handle. I like the design.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 07:15 PM

nice idea, well execute my friend !

Don S.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 07:26 PM

A future family heirloom for sure. Good job! I can empathize with the problems encountered in smaller carvings.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 08:23 PM

Thanks all! Wayne, I have made a few knives with similar handles, but that was made by a man named John Essex over twenty years ago. It has a pakkawood handle and was the first carving knife I ever bought. It is an old favorite of mine.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 10:35 PM

Great work Mike! You are the man!
How you carve, is just amazing to me. keep it up my friend!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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