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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 03-19-2007 05:41 PM 1109 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More of our Kitty Cat family.

My wife loves cats, but we don’t have any cats anymore, so when she seen this pattern in an issue of the British, Woodcarving magazine.

She said ”I want one of those”

It ended up with what you may call a herd of these little critters, & we don’t need a sandbox for them either. LOL

They’re 8 1/2 ” long.

The profiles were cut with the bandsaw.

Most of the carving, if you want to call it carving was done with my flexible shaft tool with a course 1/2” sanding drum.

The finer details were done with chisels. & the final finish sanding was done by hand.

-- -** 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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#1 posted 03-19-2007 06:26 PM

Nice work Dick, if it was anything but a darn cat. You did a good representation of them though. In fact too good. mike

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

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 03-19-2007 07:19 PM

hahaah poor Mike—“forced” to endure the cats just so he can have the pleasure of seeing more of your work, Dick
:)

they are tooooo cute

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

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#3 posted 03-20-2007 08:31 AM

Dick, these are lovely. My Barbara, too, is a cat lover. We currently have two. I would love to get a copy of the original pattern. Any possibility?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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MikeB

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#4 posted 03-20-2007 04:15 PM

ditto what Don says, my wife loves cats too. We have 4 in the house, one outside. I’ve not carved yet, is this a good entry-level project?

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 03-20-2007 04:25 PM

MikeB
I think this could be called entry level. There isn’t much carving with carving tools though. Mostly band saw, Flextool, or Dremel.
Don, I’m not sure if I can copy the pattern legally, because it’s from a magazine. Please advise me about 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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oscorner

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#6 posted 03-22-2007 01:36 PM

There are the kittens. These are the only kind of cats that I’d have at my house.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 04-01-2007 07:32 AM

Is there a web link for the British Woodcarving Magazine? I was unable to find much about it. I’m not much of a carver, but could probably work my way through it…

Thanks

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 04-01-2007 05:15 PM

Thanks WayneC,
They don’t have an internet magazine, but here is their website.

-- -** 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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WayneC

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#9 posted 04-01-2007 05:22 PM

Thanks. This was what I was looking for.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 04-01-2007 05:24 PM

It’s an excellent Magazine.

-- -** 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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cheller

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#11 posted 11-19-2007 06:42 AM

I just happened upon this (you came up as the featured woodworker on the home page). These are really cute, bet Barb is very happy with the results.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 11-19-2007 06:59 AM

Thank you .
You must also be a cat lover.

-- -** 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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WayneC

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#13 posted 01-11-2008 01:15 AM

I still love these cats. Great to see them show up on the home page. I’ve not been around much lately. How are you and Barb doing?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 01-11-2008 01:45 AM

WayneC;

So thats why your avatar is drooling, he must love cats too.

Thanks for your concern, we’re getting along fine.

Dick & Barb

-- -** 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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