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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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gbvinc

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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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Brad_Nailor

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 06:12 AM

Awesome! I love them…great work!

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Max

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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"

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ffej

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#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.

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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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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Robert Smith

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#11 posted 12-11-2007 12:58 AM

Great work ,i havent tried bark carving

-- Robert, mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net

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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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