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Project by Carver567 posted 10-14-2013 10:17 AM 695 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started carving two years ago when we were in Texas for the winter. Had some excellent teachers. The buffalo head and maple leaves were a few of my first carvings. All done in basswood. The two tractor scenes were shallow relief carvings, woodburned and painted with acrylic paint. The antique pistol was carved in old pine and a PITA. The wood kept splitting out. The lobster was a deep relief carving, I took out more than a 1/4” of the background out. Lots of fun!

-- "The block of wood should not dictate to the carver" Maori Proverb

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 05:40 PM

Very interesting carvings and process. Like the old revolver and lobster best. Nicely done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 09:40 PM

Thanks Ron. I enjoy relief carvings, I don’t have the ‘eye’ for carving in 3D, yet.

-- "The block of wood should not dictate to the carver" Maori Proverb

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 02:19 PM

Beautiful pieces! Great design and great carvings. Very creative, you also got great skills in pyrography. Love the textures and shapes of the maple leaves. Awesome!

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#4 posted 10-17-2013 02:20 PM

All of these are wonderful. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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