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Project by Robert Smith posted 2424 days ago 2449 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this show the main steps to carve a hound dog ,first i cut the dog out with a scrollsaw[ i can do it from a solid block but this saves time] he is 1-1/4 thick by 4-1/2 top of tail.the pattern photo i took croocked some how [3 attemps] i use Catapla but you can use what ever is handy.you want to make sure the grain runs up+down with the tail. i suggest going slow thinning the legs and tail, i always leave the tail for last.All you need for this project is a piece of wood and a knife.To make it a little easier draw a center line fro nose to tail and on the bottom across the feet(dont have to be exact} this makes it easier to see where the nose ,and ears go. I have Shown people how to make these dogs but never tried to write it down BIG DIFFERENCE.The hard part is the legs,they can get confuseing till you do a couple .after you have drawn the center line across the feet,X out the ones you will be removeing, go from one side to the other this will put him in a walking stance. if i can be of astiance please e-mail me

-- Robert, mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net





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pat sherman

619 posts in 3005 days


#1 posted 2424 days ago

nice robert. that dog looks nice.

i dont have much catabla wood to use around here. mostly basswood. love butternut. youever carve any of that?

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2424 days ago

Ver nice carving. I just started getting into 3D carving

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 2424 days ago

Nice Dog;

Good job carving him.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2424 days ago

Thanks for the tips. You make it look simple. Why do I doubt that? :-)

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2424 days ago

Nice carving, come to think of it I’ve never carved a dog yet.

Pat, Butternut is about the same as Walnut. I’ve seen some beautiful work done in Butternut.

-- -** 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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Danette Smith

155 posts in 2913 days


#6 posted 2424 days ago

Great job on the dog! Almost wants to make me try it…but I need all my fingers for wood burning. LOL!
“Keep burning and learning”...Danette

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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Russel

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#7 posted 2424 days ago

Cool. That’s one more thing I wish I had time to learn.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2424 days ago

cool.
I’m with Charlie—you make it look easy but don’t think it really is.

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

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2423 days ago

Nice description of the process.

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miles125

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#10 posted 2423 days ago

Nice doggie!

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

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snowdog

1132 posts in 2616 days


#11 posted 2423 days ago

Thanks for the progression. It looks like a fun project.

Woof woof!

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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TreeBones

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#12 posted 2423 days ago

Very cool, nice carving.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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RobS

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#13 posted 2423 days ago

“Ain’t carving but a hound dog” uh-huh-huh…thank ya very much….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Jiri Parkman

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#14 posted 2420 days ago

Beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing the steps.

-- Jiri

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