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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 12-06-2007 04:29 AM
Absolutely qualifies! I have got to get around to trying one of those!
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#2 posted 12-06-2007 06:12 AM
Awesome! I love them…great work!
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#3 posted 12-06-2007 07:22 AM
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 12-06-2007 08:06 AM
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." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#5 posted 12-06-2007 02:14 PM
Great looking carvings Jeff!
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"
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#6 posted 12-06-2007 04:03 PM
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 (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#7 posted 12-06-2007 05:16 PM
Sweet! Looks like you could be an awesome totem-pole carver.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#8 posted 12-07-2007 02:55 PM
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.
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#9 posted 12-07-2007 03:08 PM
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. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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#10 posted 12-07-2007 05:07 PM
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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#11 posted 12-11-2007 12:58 AM
Great work ,i havent tried bark carving
-- Robert, email@example.com
Mark A. DeCou
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#12 posted 12-13-2007 11:03 AM
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 - www.decoustudio.com
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