Carousel Horse

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Project by Dan posted 01-22-2014 12:50 AM 997 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’m bored, so I took some photos of carvings from many years ago. (over 20} The carousel horse is the result of following instructions from a Ken Hughes book. The bears are inspired by an Art McKellips book.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 01:21 AM

Nice work. I never could carve. I would whittle and whittle and the bear never came out of the block of wood, just shavings.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 04:47 AM

I know what you mean Chris. I started out making clay models from pictures then carving the wood taking exact measurements where possible and careful extrapolations when necessary.

-- Dan

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 05:57 PM

I so admire this work, yours looks great. I cant do it, your right you cant, who said that, oh i did…
Have tried whittling so many times. I can do a boot for a key chain, but man, its a patience thing I’m sure.
Used to have an old cowboy friend who would carve a boot, while you talked to him at lunch. Then he would take out a sheet of sand paper from his shirt pocket, no bigger than your thumb and sand it, hand it to ya and just smile.
Now that is talent.
Good job you did with these sir.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 03:12 PM

Great carvings, they look great and adorable especially the bears.

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#5 posted 05-11-2014 05:06 PM

Dan, those are super cool!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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