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Project by MichaelA posted 1383 days ago 1386 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basswood-study-portrait-Vern-Gates-my-study-model.
Great-model-but-he-dont-talk-much,eat,breath,or-try-to-drink-my-beer.
STYROFOAM-models-are-great.
This-project-was-made-with-basswood.It-carves-easily-but-has-alot-of-feathering.
Have-not-made-up-my-mind-on-the-type-base-yet.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 1383 days ago

You did a fine job of carving!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Dale

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#2 posted 1383 days ago

That is fantastic, great job.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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EROCK

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#3 posted 1383 days ago

Wow!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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Eli Adamit

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#4 posted 1382 days ago

very nice, how much time it takes to carve it (I see that every few days you have another project)?

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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Jiri Parkman

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#5 posted 1382 days ago

Nice. Perfect I wanted to say.

-- Jiri

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Rob W

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#6 posted 1382 days ago

Very nice

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1382 days ago

Very well done.

-- 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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Heidi Neely

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#8 posted 1382 days ago

Very nicely done, Michael! I envy your carving tallents ; )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1382 days ago

quit while your a head :)) fantastic carving.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MichaelA

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#10 posted 1382 days ago

Thank-you-lumberjocks,kind-comments.
Eli-its-kind-of-hard-to-determine-how-long-it-takes-to-carve-a-piece.
Vern-I-have-three-days-in-at-14hrs.a-day-but-like-all-of-my-carvings-Iam-learning-and-when-I-get-to-certain-stages-I-put-them-on-the-shelve.The-camera-shows-me-alot-of-the-mistakes-and-there-is-alot.
I-study-more-and-determine-what-and-when-it-went-wrong.
As-I-get-more-knowledge-I-have-a-go-at-it-again.Iam-studing-the-differance-between-men-features-and-woman-features.
So-good-old-Vern-my-return-as-a-gal.It-seems-to-make-it-easier-to-catch-mistakes-Iam-making-then-fix-them.
It-may-take-me-awhile-to-grasp-three-D-carving-but-Iam-determined.
Speaking-of-heads-Jim.I-have-a-whole-shelf-full-of-them-now-all-saying-fix-me-next.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Eli Adamit

442 posts in 1895 days


#11 posted 1382 days ago

Michael, thanks for your reply, I am very pleasantly surprised by the speed of your carving. It is a good idea to improve your sculpture by looking on photos from different angles. What looks correct from front view is not the same as from 30 / 45/ 60 degrees to the right or left. Your process of improving to keep it on the shelf and return to it later is wonderful, because when you work on it all the time you are captured by your imagination and you don’t see what is wrong. When you put it on the shelf for a period of time and come back to it, you look at it more objective.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 1382 days ago

Well done.

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MichaelA

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#13 posted 1382 days ago

Eli-your-100%-right-on-your-advice.
I-value-your-opinion-greatly.I-will-follow-it-to-the-letter!
Thank-You!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Skylark53

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#14 posted 1382 days ago

Very nice work of art. Incredible.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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