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First attempts at carving.......need lots of practice!

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Project by JustAGirl posted 06-06-2011 05:58 PM 1427 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a few projects on LJ’s, these are my first attempts at carving with a rotary tool. I need ALOT of practice..

-- Just A Girl





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GaryK

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 06:06 PM

Ha, that looks a lot better than my first attempt!

You have to start somewhere and it looks like you are getting off to a good start!

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

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 06:27 PM

The important thing is to get going on it. I’m getting started on the hand tool route. Looking forward to see how you progress.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Roger

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 06:44 PM

looks good to me… ya gotta start somewhere. I think ya done a fine job. Did you use a Dremel, or a Foredom?
They are both very good. I’m sure there are many others out there also. Keep makin dust. You’ll only keep gettin better

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 08:03 PM

Looks great. Keep up the fine work.

-- Romney

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 08:46 PM

That`s a great start for your first carving.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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rance

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 09:11 PM

Looks like you’ve got talent.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 11:41 PM

I love my rotary tool/dremel! I hope you find yourself as addicted as I am…because from what I see you probably have a lot more talent than I do! Good Job!!!

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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fishcarver2010

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#8 posted 06-07-2011 12:50 AM

looks great to me! good job

-- www. staceymitchellwildlifeart.synthasite.com

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#9 posted 06-07-2011 11:21 AM

I have to agree, better than could do. I need so much more practice carving! Well done.

Also, welcome to Lumberjocks! You will love it here so many great people and support here!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-07-2011 02:16 PM

You are doing good!

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

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#11 posted 06-07-2011 05:17 PM

Those are good! I’m guessing it must have been fun, since you didn’t stop after the first one. What kind of wood is it?

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#12 posted 06-07-2011 05:26 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments. I’m using a Dremel. I haven’t figured out exactly how to use all the different bits yet, I’m just playing. Hopefully I’ll catch on. The wood i used for these test pieces is maple. just some scrap I had laying around.

-- Just A Girl

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#13 posted 06-07-2011 08:53 PM

Lovely bit of carving. You’re off to a great start.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 06-07-2011 09:45 PM

I don’t think that’s bad at all for a first woodcarving. I think that the biggest thing is don’t give up and stay at it. It’s also important to try to learn how to sharpen your tools as quickly as you can so your not working with dull tools. Nothing will kill your spirit quicker than dull tools. Stay with it, gal.

-- 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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#15 posted 06-08-2011 05:43 AM

Your off to a great start Just a Girl. Keep on carving and creating what ever you can imagine.Nice relief!!!

-- 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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