|Project by ivan||posted 12-12-2011 04:33 AM||3907 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
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