Cavorting Dolphins! - Amur Cherry, Walnut Base

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-16-2014 02:26 PM 1646 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mom and her young ‘uns just having fun!
This is a prototype for my power carving class I’ll be offering at our Lee Valley Tool store at the end of September.
I wanted to challenge the students to project fluidity and motion. The dolphins are stylized and the wood grain is prominent. Looking forward to some fun with my class.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 02:44 PM

Nice work, Roman. I’d like to take your class. A couple of years ago my sister asked me to make her a spoon with a dolphin on it and I keep putting it off. Great selection (contrast) of wood, too.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 07:08 PM

You have the fluid motion Roman. I love them.
...... but they aren’t wearing boots …... ??? :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 07:41 PM

Beautiful job and the tomato plant looks great too. The grains of the woods and how they flow with the sculpting is very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 09:37 PM

That would be a great class to be part of Roman :)
These guys are certainly having fun, I like the head on shot as if you looking over the back of the boat at the chase.
Top work as always
cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 08-17-2014 02:15 AM

Stunning work. A true masterpiece.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 08-17-2014 08:30 AM

Roman, your work just puts a smile on my face. Something I could look at for ever

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 08-17-2014 04:57 PM

Good morning Larry,
Thanks for the compliment. I am glad I provided you with some joy. I also get a lot of comfort and pleasure in making these wooden things.
Yesterday was a bad day for me but I climbed out of the hole for some fresh air and this morning I designed another boot project where I plan to incorporate a few new things to express a new image of creativity.
Now it’s back to the design table.

Cheerio, Roman

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#8 posted 08-17-2014 05:51 PM

Roman, I do understand having bad days.. For me woodwork can be the fix all band aid that makes problems easier to solve. I would love one day to set with you and learn from a master carver.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 08-24-2014 09:05 PM

That is superb! WowZa!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 07-18-2015 10:44 AM

Very cute,you highlighted well!

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