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Project by pat sherman posted 03-13-2010 05:14 AM 1301 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is a relief carving using hand tools . done in basswood.

i am just beginning to learn how to do these. hopefully i will get better.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/





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mtkate

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 05:16 AM

Just beginning?

This is fantastic.

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LSJ

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 05:25 AM

Looks good to me.

-- I like to turn

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pat sherman

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 05:31 AM

thanks guys. am glad you like it. my husband gave his approval. lol so i am happy.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 05:38 AM

Nice job Pat.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 05:38 AM

Amazing job on this carving. This little fellow looks real enough to run up a tree.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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pat sherman

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 05:41 AM

thanks guys. appreate the nice comments.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 05:51 AM

Very nice looking squirrel, real talent dear.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Tim29

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 05:53 AM

great work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 06:19 AM

Pat, I like all your projects. Your husband is very proud of you I am sure.

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#10 posted 03-13-2010 06:23 AM

Great carving for a beginner, certainly have a good future ahead of you if you except to improve. Just kidding buddy.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 03-13-2010 12:09 PM

That is so cute Pat. Nice work. I thought you already did this. You are good at it already. LOL

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 03-13-2010 02:22 PM

Very nice Pat, you have the touch, combine this with your burning, & it’s extra special.

-- -** 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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pat sherman

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#13 posted 03-13-2010 04:03 PM

thank you thank you all of you. you all sure know how to make my day.
i have done several relief carvings but still have a lot to learn. namely how to keep my tools sharp.

thanks agin.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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rwyoung

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#14 posted 03-13-2010 05:38 PM

I like this one very much. Nice, well done! You realize of course that your bar set so high on your first one, it means you will be challenging your self to excel. Bet you wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve never tried any carving like this but I do agree about the sharpening. It is such a gateway skill, once one gets over that hurdle the field just opens up and everything else seems so much more approachable.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#15 posted 03-13-2010 06:47 PM

excellent work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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