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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 01-10-2009 02:53 AM 1140 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this in 2004 out of mahogany. The pattern is from Lora S. Irish’s book Wildlife carving in Relief. She has some good patterns in that book, as well as some nice illistrations of how to carve. Seems informative to me although everone will find their own way to carve. I finished this with blo, tung oil, and poly mixed.

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#1 posted 01-10-2009 04:40 AM

Nice job

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#2 posted 01-10-2009 04:38 PM

Nice job. I have bought me a bunch of carving tools myself and hope to learn how to carve. Guess I need to buysome books on carving so I can learn the techniques. Any suggestions?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 05:39 PM

cabinetmaster I haven’t purchased to many “how to” carving books. I bought some pattern books when I first got started. Irish’s books teach you the techniques, tools, how to see the depth and where to start. She offers books on relief carving, chip carving, and greenman. I’m not sure if I have all her books but I have most of them. I also have random books from like George Wolfe, and then a book called “complete guide to woodcarving”. I don’t like Wolfes books and the guide is to old with to many words. I hate that. LOL.

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#4 posted 01-11-2009 12:54 AM

Beaut work Keith.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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