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This is my very first carving,. It was carved using a utility knife/razor knife. I was sitting in the wood shop one morning watching the news and getting warmed by the wood stove and decided to give carving a shot. It is aprox. 2.5 inches tall.
Little did I know it would turn into somthing that I truely love to waste time on….lol.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 06:32 PM

I wouldn’t call it a waste of time, you should be proud.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 07:04 PM

your VERY FIRST??? !!!!!
well, well, well,, this is magnificent. Astounding.

Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 07:23 PM

The carving is quite good

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#4 posted 01-14-2008 08:20 PM

This is great, Jim!

I could use one of those for my office, but with just one of the fingers extended. :-)

(Okay, that’s bad, but it is Monday, after all.)

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

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#5 posted 01-14-2008 09:45 PM

Very nice!

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

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#6 posted 01-14-2008 11:49 PM

Yes my very first…I showed it to a friend that belongs to our local carving guild. He invited me to join and give carving a try.
Charlie…. I actually carved that exact Bird as I call it. It was carved in Bolivian rose wood for a friend.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 01:51 AM

Great first try. Nice job. Looks like you are having fun.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-15-2008 05:53 AM

Based on most of your projects, I’d say you have a craving for carving. Nice work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 01-15-2008 10:58 AM


-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 01-15-2008 06:02 PM

It looks full size I was very surprised when it said its only 2.5 inches tall. Great carving, you have an talent there that you should contuine with. Thanks for showing you first art piece.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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