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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 01-22-2007 10:33 PM 1670 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This carving is created from my own drawing.
As you can see the glue joint doesn’t match to well. It looked fine until I stained it. ”You can’t win them all.” I should have flipped one of the pieces over for a better match.

-- -** 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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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 01-23-2007 01:42 AM

doesn’t this just make you miss summer (we had -17 C yesterday).

I really like how you put that edging around the outside of it. It really adds to it and for me, it reminds me of a boat rope.
I wish I could carve like this!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-23-2007 02:47 AM

Hi Debbie,
I used to say that whenever I seen a carving. I didn’t try any serious carving until I was about 40 years old. I carved a relief of an Owl. Wood magazine had an article on relief carving. I borrowed a set of Palm chisels from a friend. That’s my story, Try it you might like it.
I tried to search for the article in wood magazine, but I couldn’t find it. Maybe someone out in Lumberjocks might be able to find it.
Here’s an image of my first carving, White Cedar

-- -** 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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#3 posted 01-23-2007 12:21 PM

THAT”S your first attempt??? !!!!
It’s wonderful.
You must be proud – not only of the fine work you create now but also of this wonderful creation. Thank you for the motivation.
First I’m going to make a box… then perhaps I’ll get my hands on some carving chisels

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 01-24-2007 11:27 AM

Dick

I’m very impressed with the detail you get. Patience is definitely a virtue. Actually I like the way the wood laid out. It gives the overall look a very natural appeal. It doesn’t give it that “stamped out” look. This is a niche that you really have a natural knack for.

The owl has a very “stand out” look. It really catches your eye. Did you like carving in cedar? What is the overall size of it and how thick of a piece did you use? Nice job on that one too!

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#5 posted 01-24-2007 05:39 PM

Cabinetman
Thank you, Cedar is great for carving it has close grain, plus some figure to it, very soft.
The dimensions of this are 1 1/2” x 8” x 12” . I never did put a finish on it, I think it would change its looks a lot, but I like it as it is.

-- -** 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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#6 posted 01-25-2007 04:39 PM

Relief Woodcarving.
Checkout the list of tutorials on relief carving. http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/dtSearch/searchResults.aspx?page=1&query=relief+carving&index=All+FineWoodWorking.com&channel=All%20FineWoodWorking.com

-- -** 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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