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Carved Gargoyale for my son

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Project by sticks4walking posted 08-07-2011 04:02 AM 1130 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I havnt posted a project in some time. I thought it was about time so here it is. I carved this for my son. Gargoyales are protectors and I figured hey, everyone could use a little protection. It is Basswood and finished with Linseed Oil only.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!





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StevenAntonucci

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 04:25 AM

Technically, a grotesque. A gargoyle is a water spout figure. Grotesques are statue figures. (I just bought Shawn Cipa’s book, and I am working on a gargoyle as we speak…)

Looks good!

-- Steven

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sticks4walking

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 05:18 AM

Hey, thanks for the info Steven. I cant wait to see it.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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paul44224

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#3 posted 08-07-2011 11:02 AM

Amazing carving, Mike! Thanks for showing!

Paul

-- Paul, http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodworks44224

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 08-07-2011 05:20 PM

Very nice carving, you have captured that heavy muscular guard attitude, but I still seem to detect a bit of
a grim grin (I have an overactive imagination) there also, I like those eyes on the sword? that he is leaning
on. Very apt protector for a son, no matter what anyone else thinks, us fathers know they always need
just a bit of protection and guidance, must come from have a good memory of our youth. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-07-2011 05:34 PM

This is wonderful. I’m trying my best to learn how to carve, but this is so far above my abilities that I doubt I will ever reach this level.

-- 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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DaleM

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#6 posted 08-07-2011 06:34 PM

Cool. I like it. More importantly though, I think your son will really like it.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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nitewalker41

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#7 posted 08-07-2011 07:47 PM

Kewl, it will protect your son’s area for sure….really like it….would love to be able to carve like that….”did yourself proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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sticks4walking

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#8 posted 08-07-2011 11:26 PM

Thank you all for your kind words. Jordan, on here, is the one that really got me interested in carving, he also gave me the confidence to try it. So, as always. I must give a shout out to Jordan. Thanks again, Jordan.
Mike.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#9 posted 08-08-2011 01:56 AM

Looks great, anything you can’t carve?

-- Tony, South west Missouri

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sticks4walking

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#10 posted 08-08-2011 05:21 AM

Tony: Not sure. I will let you know when I find what I cant carve. To me, carving is easy, just remove everything that isnt what you want. HA HA.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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