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Project by dlcarver posted 2336 days ago 1302 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this indian head about 14 years ago out of walnut wood. On the base he stands real close to 12” to the tip of the feather. The base is about 6” x 3” . The next one of these I do will be in basswood and then tinted for color….... I have been wanting for years to do one in color. This one belongs to my wife. If I got rid of him , she would get rid of me….... AND THAT’S A FACT. A warior for sure .
THANKS FOR CHECKING HIM OUT!!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 2336 days ago

Come on Dave, what can’t you carve! I think your ducks are beautiful but this is really a work of art. Of course me being a wood guy, I like to see real wood. If you run out of room, I would be glad to store this one for you.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2336 days ago

Dave,

I agree with Tom’s comments. I don’t believe that there are any boundaries to your talent. This is a beautiful carving and the finish is beautiful. This one belongs at home.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2336 days ago

Now that’s a great bit of carving!

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2336 days ago

Hey David;

He looks mad about something.

Nice carving.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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teenagewoodworker

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#5 posted 2336 days ago

wow this is great. i love all of your work and i love how you put that extra time and put you passion into these to get them so lifelike and real. great job!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2336 days ago

I think this one’s my favorite.

I know by experience, that it takes some real talent to do a human face, & get it proportioned correctly.

I know I’ve never been able to do a good likeness. My skills don’t come close to this

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dlcarver

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#7 posted 2335 days ago

Believe it or not Dick, I cannot do likenesses. I can do faceses and so forth, but to do one of you I would not be able to do it. That is a whole world of its’ own. For thirty years I have been wanting to do a statue of my Dad. I can not even get the drawing down perfect enough for me to even think about starting to carve it.
Thanks for all of your comments and compliments !
PS. There is nothing wrong with your carvings Dick… the ones on the wall with the C look great !
Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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JUSToldTLP

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#8 posted 2334 days ago

I have got to say this is one if not the only carved Indain head I have seen to such perfection. My hat shirt and pants off to you on such a nice job done. I am jealous of carvers because I can’t. One of the only things to do with wood I can not do. Again great job.

-- There is nothing in life better than sawdust and suds but don't get your sawdust in your suds

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