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Project by Halling51 posted 1997 days ago 1708 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,

Have now tried to upload 2 pictures of the carving I am doing. From the pictures you see how far I have gone. What would be the best to do next?
Give me an idea how I should continue.

Thanks in advance.

-- Steinar, Norway - - Nothing is impossible! Just the impossible takes longer time! Hegner SE





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miles125

2179 posts in 2588 days


#1 posted 1997 days ago

Take out the remainder of wood that doesn’t look like an old codger….LOL

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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4hisglory

73 posts in 2032 days


#2 posted 1997 days ago

leave it as it is and make a 2nd and use them as details into a piece of furniture. Very nice carving.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~ www.passionforwoodworking.com

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Jimthecarver

1117 posts in 2368 days


#3 posted 1997 days ago

Practice, Practice, Practice….lol, Looks good so far. I do google searches to get idea’s, then make changes along the way to make the carving my own.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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savannah505

1687 posts in 2169 days


#4 posted 1997 days ago

Very difficult to carve a squared piece without shrinking way down to accomadate the complete roundness. I agree with making 2nd and using as details in a piece of furniture. Next time try starting with a piece of log, and I think it’ll all come to you a lot easier.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Jon Parker

20 posts in 2393 days


#5 posted 1997 days ago

nice piece

and idea … bore it out and make it a whistle – so when you blow on the end the old codger whistles … or vice-versa … when you blow on his lips it whistles … just a thought :)

-- Jon | Rigby, Idaho

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HallTree

5661 posts in 2350 days


#6 posted 1997 days ago

1) Drill hole in the center and make a lamp.
2) Drill a larger hole in the center and make a holder for flowers or pencils.
3) Make another one for book ends?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Halling51

51 posts in 2058 days


#7 posted 1997 days ago

Hi all.

Thanks for a lot of good advise. All are appreciated.

As new to this I have to move along slowely as I am not familliar with all. I am using “maybe” too much time looking all over on Internet. For the carving it is not that much of detailed things to download.
I need to find me some detailed heads, hobos or caricatures. I need to work on these things a lot as this is most interested for me just now. Need to showel more snow today.
Ron – I will be in Red Wing the last week of June! Have the plan to look up some woodworkers in Rochester too the same week. Have to go home on July 4th.

-- Steinar, Norway - - Nothing is impossible! Just the impossible takes longer time! Hegner SE

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motthunter

2141 posts in 2381 days


#8 posted 1996 days ago

just keep going. you are on the right track

-- making sawdust....

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TonyWard

748 posts in 2910 days


#9 posted 1996 days ago

Make a bandsawn box in the lower section!

You could include a hidden / secret compartment in the drawer!

Good luck with it,
Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Tom "BUG" Janos

367 posts in 2063 days


#10 posted 1994 days ago

I have a practice piece similar that I left as is and drilled a hole in the top to make a pencil holder for my woodcarving bench. I should include it into my finished projects maybe.
Great face and best of luck to you

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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stefang

12399 posts in 1917 days


#11 posted 1728 days ago

I think it looks great just like it is.It would be fun to carve a lot of those just to the point you are at, glue them together and make a box top or something like that out of them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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