Sometimes I fiddle with carving...

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Carving qualifies as a project, right??
Cottonwood bark – the one on the right is still in progress.

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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#1 posted 2452 days ago

Absolutely qualifies! I have got to get around to trying one of those!

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#2 posted 2452 days ago

Awesome! I love them…great work!


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#3 posted 2451 days ago

Those are really great. I would love to learn how to do those. How did you learn? Take classes or just gave it a go…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 2451 days ago

Not only do your carvings qualify as a project – they are a great project. Wish I could do that :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2451 days ago

Great looking carvings Jeff!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 2451 days ago

if you worded with wood then it is woodworking. .. and even if you didn’t work with wood (I’ve seen plexiglass chairs before or something like that) then it is STILL a project

and this one—wow very cool

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2451 days ago

Sweet! Looks like you could be an awesome totem-pole carver.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 2450 days ago

Thanks for the kind words. Max, My dad is the real carver of the family – he walked me thru a couple and after you get the basic steps, it isn’t too difficult. Keeping the tools sharp is a challenge though :)
If you aren’t lucky enough to have a dad for a carver (or vica versa), I’ve seen books at Woodcraft on something very similar, that would get you started.

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2450 days ago

You’re off to a great start.

Like Debbie said, “if it’s wood it’s good”.

Cottonwood bark looks like a fun material to carve, because there’s no grain to contend with. Someone gave me some once, but it was to punky, so I never got to try it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 2450 days ago

Great start and if you get a complement from Dick you have the Master’s blessing. mike

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

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Robert Smith

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#11 posted 2447 days ago

Great work ,i havent tried bark carving

-- Robert,

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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 2444 days ago

good looking faces. I tried bark last Spring in a timed carving event at a show. I didn’t do so well. They limited me to 3 tools, and It just didn’t come together for me as quick as the timer went off.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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