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Project by Celticscroller posted 07-06-2013 03:42 AM 704 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project last October and finally completed it today. It was a huge learning curve for me as I had never carved a head in the round before. I had lots of guidance from Tom, the president of my carving club. The model for this project was my great-nephew. He enjoyed the process too!
Thanks for looking. Comments appreciated.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/





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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 04:10 AM

For a scroller, you wield a very good carving knife, or in this case knives. I looks very much like a young lad
who would enjoy hockey and life very much, and the fact that he enjoyed the carving process indicates it is
a very accurate portrayal of himself. I have attempted to carve myself, does not make me an expert, just
means that I can recognize hard work and ability, and I want to congratulate you on a very successful
bust carving. I hope you continue your carving and fun and share the journey with us..

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Celticscroller

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 04:14 AM

Thank you Gus. Now I have to start working on a bust for his sister! Can’t do one without the other!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 07-06-2013 09:43 AM

This is just amazing! What a huge amount of detail and skill this required! I can’t even imagine doing something three dimensional like this! I bet he is thrilled to see it. You are really a gifted artist, Anna! It was well worth the time you spent in making it! Incredible work! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 11:34 AM

Super nice carving. Looks very happy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 01:35 PM

Celticscroller, it sounds like you have started down that slippery slope, his sister is next, then the parents, how
many are in your entire family? You may never get back to the scroll saw LOL, just kidding, I hope.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 01:55 PM

Outstanding! You are a very talented artist whose abilities cover a broad spectrum of mediums.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 07-07-2013 03:09 AM

Thats a pretty impressive carving, it looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Celticscroller

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 03:39 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.
Gus, I’ll be drawing the line when I complete his sister! Doing the whole family would be way too much time away from my scroll saw! LOL.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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scrollingmom

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#9 posted 07-10-2013 08:00 PM

Very nice! You should be patting yourself on the back and I’m sure it feels good to be done with your first one, on to the next one.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Celticscroller

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#10 posted 07-10-2013 08:47 PM

Thanks Kelly. I’m hoping the next one won’t take as long!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Druid

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#11 posted 07-21-2013 09:09 PM

How’s the next one coming along? (Just teasing). Well done Anna.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Celticscroller

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#12 posted 07-22-2013 04:13 AM

It’s in the works John – a big chunk of wood at the minute! :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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CFrye

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#13 posted 07-22-2013 10:33 AM

Wonderful detail Anna! What was the most difficult part for you? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Celticscroller

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#14 posted 07-22-2013 04:01 PM

Thanks Candy. The most challenging part was trying to make sure both sides of the bust were at least similar! It was a fun project and I learnt a lot.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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