Fig the gnome

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Project by Stonegate posted 12-09-2013 07:11 PM 1297 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Fig, one of 5 carvings I have listed today on my Etsy shop. With that accomplished, I can put my knives and paints away until next year.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

-- CJ,

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 07:23 PM

Nice work, the gnomes are fun to carve! Merry Christmas!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 09:12 PM

Cute carving—nicely done!

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

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 09:33 PM

nice carving the wood looks like pine is it ?

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 10:13 PM

Joe, it’s basswood. Also known as linden.

-- CJ,

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 03:53 PM

Great carving. What did you use for color. I have tried the hobby paints and really want to achieve a finish like yours so you can see the grain thru the color.

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 03:56 PM

That’s a real nice carving, Stonegate.

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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#7 posted 12-11-2013 05:50 PM

I use the craft acrylics and thin with water. Carvings are first given a coat of boiled linseed oil, painted, then they get 2 coats of Deft clear wood finish spray.

-- CJ,

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