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Project by RusticJohn posted 610 days ago 888 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a bit of fooling around to keep my carving hand in. Its a bit like knitting as I can pick it up when I have an odd moment. The middle and right faces are carved in Willow. I find this great for carving as it will take the fine detail well and is not too hard to cut. The dark face is carved into driftwood.

I find little need to buy wood these days. Local suburban gardens are full of exotic species and our beaches are covered in excellent driftwood. I am spoilt for choice really.

-- RusticJohn





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 610 days ago

Sweet, I like to carve but am no where this good. Guess I’ll never be unless I get the knife out. Seeing great things like these gives me a little push, thanks

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 610 days ago

REALLY awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 610 days ago

Very cool carving.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RusticJohn

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#4 posted 610 days ago

Its very easy to carve the way I do. You can’t really make a mistake that is not easily corrected. About the worst you can do is chop a nose of by accident but even this can be glued back on with super glue. The main thing is to have very sharp knife.

-- RusticJohn

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Scott R. Turner

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#5 posted 609 days ago

Lovely stuff with a lot of character!

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 609 days ago

Amazing work! I love it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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RusticJohn

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#7 posted 608 days ago

Amazing how good you get with practice. The face on the left is earliest of the three and the one on the right the latest. The right one has better shape and detail than the others just because I improved slightly during the process.

-- RusticJohn

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