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Enlow inspired Character Carving

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Project by woodup posted 09-20-2007 05:39 AM 1576 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been awhile since I’ve busted out the carving knife. I had some grandiose ideas of woodcarving on the beach. So I cut out the blank and packed the dremel and a couple of blades and took the carving ‘kit’ to Florida on our family vacation! I was quickly sanctioned to using the dremel only on the patio of the condo and carving on the beach surcombed to carving in airconditioning! It was a beautiful vacation and I was able to pretty much complete this carving of one of Enlows expression carving characters. Oh, to be on vacation again! Can’t Wait!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"





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#1 posted 09-20-2007 05:53 AM

Thats awesome!!! Great attention to detail. I would love to learn to carve like that.

-- bryano

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#2 posted 09-20-2007 05:54 AM

Looks great to me. Good show!

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mot

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#3 posted 09-20-2007 08:59 AM

These caricature carvings are awesome. I saw one done as a howto in a magazine once. They look very gratifying to do. This one is really cool!

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

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#4 posted 09-20-2007 10:16 AM

It doesn’t look like he enjoyed the beach as much as you did. He must prefer the mountains. LOL. Nice carving.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 09-20-2007 10:18 AM

Nice work. Good take on Enlow!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 09-20-2007 12:26 PM

haha.. he’s so cute!
excellent work

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

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#7 posted 09-20-2007 01:15 PM

Well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 09-20-2007 01:44 PM

He looks great, How big is he? It is hard to tell, I would guess 8” or 10 ” hight?

That poor guy looked like he had a bad time at the beach? Maybe he sun burned some sensitive parts <girn>

I never tried carving with the dremel. It seems like cheating :) but when I think about… I am going to try my dremel today and see how I feel about it.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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woodup

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#9 posted 09-20-2007 07:49 PM

For this project I used basswood and it is about 3” – 4” high. I used the dremel for roughing out the piece. It definitely keeps the project moving forward. Cheating? ;-) Maybe… but no more than using a band saw or scroll saw in my opinion. I would like to learn to use the dremel for finer detail work in the future.

Thanks for all the great feedback!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#10 posted 09-21-2007 11:57 AM

Very nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#11 posted 12-28-2007 03:37 PM

Good details.

-- Jiri

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#12 posted 06-12-2008 01:36 PM

A true work of art. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 03-29-2009 09:27 PM

very nice

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 02:38 AM

self portrait? I love the expression! Keep at it! Good luck!

-- Liggy, at woodlaughs.com

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ralbuck

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 09:14 PM

I have had days where I LOOK like that!

Great job.

-- just rjR

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