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Project by ivan posted 954 days ago 2060 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First I want to thank “ROB W” for inspiring me to do these little guys! Thanks Rob!

I started this project as an exercise to learn how to carve with my knife and hand tools. It quickly turned into a pure fun way to relax! These are so much fun to do. The first one I copied one of Rob’s as you can tell and it still is the cutest one! Then I tried for different characters. What makes this fun is that you don’t “plan” anything out, so you can not make a mistake. I start with a rough idea of what I want but let the wood and my imagination go where they will. When I get better, maybe one will look like what I originally had planned. Hasn’t happened yet!

The wood is basswood with a little Wipe on Poly and polish. Enjoy.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California





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MShort

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#1 posted 954 days ago

Cool little guys. Well done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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kiefer

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#2 posted 954 days ago

Those are cute and look well done .
More to come Ivan , I hope as I am enjoying all these good carvings on this site .

Thanks
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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mtenterprises

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#3 posted 954 days ago

My guy is in process.

So far that’s as far as I have gotten.
MIKE

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 954 days ago

Delightful :)

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 954 days ago

Ivan, these are wonderful.

-- 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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Rob W

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#6 posted 953 days ago

Great job Ivan

Rob

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

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mpounders

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#7 posted 953 days ago

Those look good! Glad you are having fun also!

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

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#8 posted 953 days ago

Ivan,very interesting works !

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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skips

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#9 posted 953 days ago

look good!

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 953 days ago

Aw dude, these little fellows are wonderful, I must have one of those in my shop! Maybe a gnomed version of Norm? ;) Picture this: Gnorm Abram =D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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ivan

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#11 posted 953 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone. I am already trying to think of who to do next.
Mike, MT, I can’t wait to see yours as you work on it. It seem tiny!

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 953 days ago

Very Cute little Guys! Very nice carving!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#13 posted 953 days ago

very cool. a few even look kinda like me lol

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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flintbone

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#14 posted 944 days ago

Good stuff Ivan. I like to carve unplanned things also.
I think it helps develop creative muscles. ;)

flint

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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