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My MOVE OVER into carving question, answered.

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Project by hunter71 posted 06-16-2014 11:30 AM 581 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have gotten some questioning mail about my new quest to teach myself to carve. Most of it it is a question that I will be giving up building the trucks, tractors and such, NO WORRY FOLKS, I will still use power tools and build trucks, tractors, trains and such again soon.
As many of my followers know I work overseas and this new quest of carving seems just the ticket for overcoming the lack of resources and materials when I travel. I also find it quite a relaxing pastime. My brother was a carver and when he passed he left me his collection of quality tools and I finally picked them up. I am experimenting with several types of carving right now, looking for that one thing that catches my interest the most. I am adding to my tool chest with the best tools I can, as I am a firm believer that good tools make a better result.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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crowie

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#1 posted 06-16-2014 11:34 AM

G’Day Doug, Just heading to bed on this side of the world and noticed your LJ post….
Your carving skills are right up there sir and as you said, something you can do anywhere….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Roger

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#2 posted 06-16-2014 11:38 AM

I too believe you’ll do just fine in the carving field. Can’t wait to see your creations.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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489tad

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#3 posted 06-16-2014 12:18 PM

You are well on your way. They look great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 06-16-2014 12:49 PM

looking great doug, i think its a wonderful thing especially for your travel situation…i know you do your best in whatever you undertake, so i have high expectations…within reason of course …:)...but i know your level of work…enjoy

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 06-16-2014 03:49 PM

Cute carving—you’re going to do great in you new endeavors.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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JimArnoldChess

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#6 posted 06-16-2014 05:05 PM

looking good, Doug. Keep knocking them out…soon you’ll be teaching yourself from things you’ve learned on the early pieces, probably have noticed that already. One piece of advice I’d like to pass along that learned from another carver years ago. Right before you stab yourself with a chisel or nick yourself with a rotary bit, or slip on the wood with a chisel and run it on up into your other hand, you have a two – three second alarm that goes off in your head letting you know its about to happen…listen to that voice in your head! Its intuitive and at some point you’ll be able to recognize that voice clearly.

I really like your green coated Wizard here…clean cuts and excellent paint job!

cheers…

Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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#7 posted 06-16-2014 06:59 PM

Looking good something I wanna try sometime also…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 06-16-2014 07:27 PM

I like your cars but also your carving.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 07-05-2014 09:20 PM

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