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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2710 days ago 1222 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is done from a picture in a magazine.
Basswood, 11’ X 14”

-- -** 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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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2710 days ago

these are magnificent!!!! Bravo

ok… one more Mr. Cain… one more.
I’ve been watching all day long, waiting for 100. What is it going to be???

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#2 posted 2710 days ago

Dick, these are wonderful – you must have hundreds of these carvings. Where do you display them in your house?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2710 days ago

Our back entry Wall">wall of Carvingscolor:#808080.

-- -** 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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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 2710 days ago

Wow. I was going to ask you questions about technique and where to start, and then I realized that I’m not yet ready to budget the decade or three it’d take to get to the level where I’d be happy with my output, let alone blown away with the results like I am yours.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2904 days


#5 posted 2710 days ago

Thanks Dan
Everytime I start any new project, it seems like I’m learning something new.

Hang in there, one chip at a time.

-- -** 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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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2709 days ago

Wow Dick, that is really neat, it jumps right out at you and beautiful. You ever hunt a mountain goat? It sure looks like you’ve seen them up close. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jpw1995

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#7 posted 2709 days ago

How long does a carving like this take you, Dick? I think I may be way to short on patience to try my hand at carving. Beautiful work.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2709 days ago

I never keep tract of the time, but this one may have been 12 to 16 hours. You’ll notice when get involved with a carving, you forget about time. I don’t have time to watch the clock. LOL

-- -** 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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Diane

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#9 posted 2687 days ago

12 hours, I couldn’t see myself ever getting this good, wouldn’t mind someone showing me how to do it though. I got to go look to see if you have any other projects posted to this site. Just beautiful work I hope you have kept alot of your pieces for yourself.

Diane

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woodspar

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#10 posted 2687 days ago

Whenever I see work like this I ask myself, how does the artist “find” the subject in the material? I imagine you must make a 2-d sketch on the flat surface of the wood?

-- John

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2687 days ago

Thanks Diane
I never sell anything, have given some as gifts, so we still have most of them.
I love your Frogs, they’re so life like. Is that watercolor?

Carving a frog is on my list. I suppose you’ve seen my other projects.

-- -** 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2687 days ago

Thanks Woodspar
Whenever I see a picture that interests me in a magazine, or calendar, they go in my file pile. Now images on the internet also.
I transfer the picture with carbon paper, because I don’t draw that well, but when it comes to chiseling, I seem to get by alright.

-- -** 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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