Grape Leaf Man

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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 09-25-2016 03:21 AM 1228 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a reload of the Grape Leaf Man I loaded a few weeks ago, but had not loaded as “My Project”. Same critter. Made of tupelo, and treated with linseed oil. Instructions for the carving thereof are in Lora S. Irish’s book on releasing faces from wood.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#1 posted 09-25-2016 04:42 AM

Looks just as good as last time. I still like him. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 09-25-2016 08:56 AM

Nice work!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 09-25-2016 07:30 PM

I’ve always like these carvings. Nicely done

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

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#4 posted 09-25-2016 07:47 PM


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#5 posted 02-09-2018 05:03 AM

Wonderful piece of carving!

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#6 posted 03-03-2018 11:21 PM

Thanks! That was my first wood spirit.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 03-03-2018 11:23 PM

Ive got the book and would love to carve one myself but i have a lot of trouble training my brain to see in 3 dimensions. You did a great job on the carving.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 03-04-2018 02:24 AM

Thanks! Just follow the depths given in the book. I’ll bet after you make a couple your 3d skills will improve. If you are using hand tools, don’t use tupelo. You need special knives for it, which I didn’t know when I bought that wood for this project. It takes slicing knives or power carving. I managed to get it done using regular carving tools, but had to use them along the grain only, as the wood just tears, no matter how sharp the gouges are. Never again. Use basswood!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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