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Project by mpounders posted 11-03-2014 09:10 PM 1404 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from a roughout by Ed Zinger that I carved with him up in Branson. I really liked the pose and the energy, and it was a lot of fun to carve. I like the jingle-y bells too! I bought one of his knives also. I think knives are kinda like potato chips…...I gotta have more than one! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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Roger

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 09:18 PM

I could imagine a deep, and hearty laugh coming outta this guy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 09:31 PM

Mike – I think this has to be one of your best caricature carvings ever. You can almost hear this guy laughing! Well done my friend.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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hunter71

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#3 posted 11-03-2014 10:35 PM

Mike, I think he’s been in the egg nog.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 11:18 PM

WOW !!! Another homerun, Mike.

Would you explain what you mean by ” roughout” by Ed Zinger? I’m not familiar with the term.

Do you do all of the decorative painting? That’s an art in itself. I’m still trying to figure out how you did the robe on Swingin’ Grannie—or whatever you called it. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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timbertailor

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 11:59 PM

You do such beautiful work and with such an artistic touch that I can do nothing but admire such a gift.

Thanks for sharing some festive holiday cheer!

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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spudhogg

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#6 posted 11-04-2014 12:48 AM

I love this piece!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 11-04-2014 02:53 AM

Mann I love seeing your pieces they are just plain rocking

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

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mpounders

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#8 posted 11-04-2014 04:06 AM



WOW !!! Another homerun, Mike.

Would you explain what you mean by ” roughout” by Ed Zinger? I m not familiar with the term.

Do you do all of the decorative painting? That s an art in itself. I m still trying to figure out how you did the robe on Swingin Grannie—or whatever you called it. :)

- johnhutchinson

Thanks all! A “roughout” is a roughly carved or blocked in stage of a design. Most carvings start with a drawing or pattern, that may include a front and side view. You could just whittle that out with a knife or other tools, but you can save some time by cutting those profiles out with a band saw, creating what is called a “blank”. When you have a blank, you usually start by rounding over edges and corners and roughly getting the shapes and proportions blocked in. This is called the “roughout” stage. A lot of carving instructors create and sell roughouts of some of their carvings to use in classes. It allows students to skip the tedious parts of removing waste wood and get to the areas of adding features and details. There is still quite a bit of carving to do, even with a roughout, and there is often room for individual interpretation of a design. But you are usually trying to duplicate or learn from someone else’s design. So they are not allowed in carving competitions, except in special categories, as they are not your own design.

Here is a roughout that I sell, of a Santa that I carved. As you can see, there is still a lot of wood to remove! But this started out as a 4×4x8” piece of basswood, so there is less for a student to carve off and the basic shape is there to guide you.

I do paint all my own stuff and the painting is often as critical as the carving. A good paint job can make an average carving look great. A poor job can make a great carving look awful. I like the painting part and am always trying to improve that, along with my carving. It’s amazing what you can make wood look like.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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weav

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#9 posted 11-04-2014 01:42 PM

That’s a dandy carving. I’m always impressed with caricature carvings.

-- jerry

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PaulDoug

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#10 posted 11-04-2014 02:40 PM

That is just plain awesome. What great talent you have.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Planeman40

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#11 posted 11-04-2014 05:31 PM

Love it Mike! I hope to be as good as you one day . . . maybe . . . if I can . . . sigh.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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PaulDoug

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#12 posted 11-04-2014 08:31 PM

Came back for a second look. It just gets better!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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peteg

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#13 posted 11-04-2014 10:46 PM

Fabulous Mike you are a very talented man with those carving tools,
this little guy looks like he has a head start on the Christmas cheer, hope everybody is this happy on the big day:)
Hey, and thanks for the explanation on the “roughed out”, often wondered what you meant
Cheers Pete

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

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majuvla

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#14 posted 11-05-2014 06:23 PM

Funny Santa! What a facial expression!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#15 posted 11-11-2014 02:51 AM

Very nice. The bells look good on the finished Santa.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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