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Project by Bob Collins posted 2308 days ago 1122 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carving Tiger heads is what I started doing in wood. First one was to prove a point to a carver who didn’t a believe in working in 2D or combining various various skills to his carvings. I’ve always admired Tigers and watched them for hours in Zoo’s and wildlife parks. I found getting the eyes right was the first aim of the
ptoject and work around them. Anyway I proved my point to him, had to by a wood burning machine, had never used on before but improved as I went along. I have now carved dozens of Tigers, using Elm Burls as a background. With luck a local football team has the Tiger as it’s mascot and I had a good market’
These three are some of the later ones, have experimented with using some paint. The wood used for the actual Tiger is radiata pine. I find I can finish a Tiger Head in a couple of hours, full bady ones a bit longer.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 2308 days ago

Exquisite detail and design. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2308 days ago

Those would be a big hit here in southern Louisiana where the Louisiana State University “Tigers” rule.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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pat sherman

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#3 posted 2308 days ago

bob. i love your tiger carvings. tigers being one of my all time favorite cats.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#4 posted 2308 days ago

They look Fantastic.

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

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#5 posted 2308 days ago

Really nice carvings, should be proud. mike

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

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#6 posted 2307 days ago

amazing!!! you did the challenge justice.

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

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