My first Carving

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Project by joey posted 04-06-2010 04:45 AM 1744 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few of my carvings after just two weeks in a beginning carving class with a seasoned carver and teacher Don Mertz. He teaches classes at the Dayton Woodcraft store and here at Wilmington College. He has a blog called Wood Bee Carvers has a lot of good information on it. You can also follow more of my progress at .Sleepydog Wood Shop along with some of my other projects.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 05:18 AM

Your carvings look good….your well on your way especially for only 2 weeks.
Good job.
I look forward to seeing more of them in the future.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 05:19 AM

Joey! That Rocks! You’ve got some talent. I can’t do that…. wish I could though.


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#3 posted 04-06-2010 05:40 AM

Way to go!

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 08:52 AM

Nice start to add another feather to your cap! I can foresee lots of small christmas presents being sent out this year.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 12:10 AM

Very good job Joey, be proud and keep up the good work, after 2 wks you have a lot of talent.

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

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 12:16 AM

Good job Joey, Keep it up. Like the Santa. The LOML and I have a collection of over 500 Santas, all different! It’s a job to put up and take down every year.

Erwin Jacksonville, Fl

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 03:11 AM

Nice job. Keep it up.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 03-08-2011 09:36 PM

Great carvings.. hey where is that Dragon wand you commented about?

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#9 posted 03-08-2011 09:50 PM

There ain’t nothin’ short about those carvings, Joey. Keep it up – you did a very good job on them and you show a lot of promise.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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