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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2635 days ago 1102 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I’d keep all of these deck carvings together.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2635 days ago

U da man!!!
in awe as usual

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 2635 days ago

These are beautiful Dick…what a great way to add life to a deck.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Paul

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#3 posted 2635 days ago

Dick -

Great carvings!

You’ve probably shared this already somewhere. But with the explosive growth of the site since I joined a couple of months ago, I’m finding it harder to keep up with everything.

Are you self-taught? Lessons? Classes? Resources?

If a particular carving book was helpful, which one?

What would be a good basic selection of carving tools?
Not the worst, but not the prime high $ brand of carving tools?

-- Paul, Texas

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2635 days ago

Hi Paul. I’m self taught, but when I started carving there was very little resources out there. Now there’s hundreds of books, & now videos.
If you don’t care to spend too much on tools, check this set at Grizzley , it looks like a pretty good deal. It has a wide variety.
They may not have a real good edge on them, so you’ll have to resharpen them. The main thing in carving is a sharp chisel. With my experience Pfiel came with the chisels real sharp.
My first caring book was By Harold Enlow, Driftwood carving.
Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine has a lot of step by step beginner carving articles. Check out Amazon for back issues.
I hope this will help.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Diane

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#5 posted 2635 days ago

Nice job.

Diane

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mot

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#6 posted 2635 days ago

Your carving is prolific!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2635 days ago

Great carving Dick. Speaking of doves, the ones in my nesting box projects are are up to 8 babies so far this year.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2634 days ago

How long does it take you to do one Dick.mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2634 days ago

Mike,
It all depends on how intricate they are.
I don’t watch the clock, but this one may have taken about 4 hours.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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