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Project by Jim Sellers posted 02-13-2012 03:39 PM 1399 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some older projects I thought I’d share. The Indian head I carved per instructions from a book by Jeff Phares. The chip carved owl by the book “chip carving patterns” by Wayne Barton. (I can’t be original all the time). We’ve all seen the ball cage n chain thing. The other heads I came up with on my own.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 03:42 PM

Wonderful carving Jim ,must have been a super book in talented hands.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 03:48 PM

Copied or not, these are amazing!

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 04:21 PM

Wow, Jim this is a wonderful carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 02-13-2012 04:56 PM

Wow…very impressive carving skills! Especially love the first pic of the Indian head…you captured alot of character in his face. I’m a relief carver, so 3D carvings always amaze me. Tried it once, and found it SO much harder then I expected, so I can respect it that much more :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 04:57 PM

Very, very nice carvings, I’m inspired to pick up my chisels now. Thank you for sharing your fine work.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 05:05 PM

Really cool Jim! Super work, great paint job on the Indian, like that plate too…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 05:05 PM

thks for sharing your work, very impressive carving, the faces are almost real.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 05:40 PM

I know from my unsuccessful carving career that having a pattern is one thing. Doing a successful carving is something quite different. This indian carving is terrific Jim as are all the others.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-13-2012 09:47 PM

very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 02-14-2012 12:16 AM

I’ve got Jeff Phares book and you have done a great job on the Indian head carving. Your other carvings are also really good!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 02-14-2012 01:12 PM

Very nice, the indian is my favorite.
Thanks for sharing these.

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

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#13 posted 02-14-2012 01:38 PM

you’ve got that carving talent. very awesome! all of em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 06:02 PM

Nice work!

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