Humming bird relief carving

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I made this relief carving from a nice, simple pattern I found online. It’s carved into basswood and framed with mahogany. I made it for my wife. It took about 8 hours to carve. I’m slowly getting the hang of carving but I’m way short of where I want to be. YouTube and books can only explain it to a certain level, the rest is just doing it.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#1 posted 860 days ago

It looks good and you are doing good even with some showing you or any one else it is hard it just takes time don,t give up

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#2 posted 860 days ago

very nice carving.looks great in the too.

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#3 posted 859 days ago

Looks like a great start to me. Nice project thanks for sharing it!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#4 posted 859 days ago

Looks great. I would have liked to see the tool marks. looks like you sanded them off.

-- J.C.Sellers

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#5 posted 859 days ago

I’m also just starting to turn my hand to carving. Your humming bird looks very nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 859 days ago

Jim, most of the books I’ve read say that the background tool marks should be shaved and sanded off. I ususally leave my background marks on the carving. This one I left just a few strokes for a smooth but textured background. I agree with you, though, the toolmarks give it the craftwork aspect.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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