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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 09-29-2016 08:24 PM 659 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of Oskar, as detailed in Harley Refsal’s book, “Woodcarving in the Scandinavian Style”. Made of white pine or sugar pine, I don’t know for sure. It smelled pretty sweet, though. Finished with acrylic paint.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#1 posted 09-29-2016 10:32 PM

Well he sure looks happy! Scandinavian Style is one that I haven’t tried yet, so I’ll keep an eye on your efforts for a while. Looks good.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 10:45 PM

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#3 posted 09-29-2016 11:25 PM

Nice work. Looks like a friend one mine, sure you didn’t use a live model? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 12:56 AM

Thanks, guys!

I used a v-tool getting the opening of his lips. He was just just supposed to have a smile, but once I opened his mouth too wide, I had to paint on some teeth. This is a recovery that, if I didn’t admit it, nobody would know about. Lots of latitude in carving! 8^D

It has been alleged that as long as you can clean up the mistake, the carving is good. 8^D

This style is also pretty easy, as it has flat planes, and their hands are hidden (in Oskar’s case, in his pockets). I’m working on his wife Sara, who is wearing a cloak and a long dress. So, no hands, and no shoes!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 09-30-2016 03:15 AM

What mistake? His smile works for me. He looks happy, and that’s what counts. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 04:58 AM

Nicely done!

-- Leland, OC California

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 05:03 AM

Looks great! Carving is a realm I have ventured into yet. Hopefully someday.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#8 posted 10-01-2016 02:17 PM

Thanks! It’s fun. Nice, quiet activity, it’s therapeutic for me.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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