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Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby muskrat man » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:17 pm

Well I have dismissed learning to whittle/carve (whichever term you prefer to apply) for a LONG time. These are some wood spirits I did over the weekend, the progress from my first one to my most recent one I did a couple hours ago from left to right. Everything was done with a pocket knife except for the hair, I used a V gouge for that for simplicitys sake. The first pic is my first 3 from willow that I did yesterday, the second pic are sycamore that I did today. They look more 2D in the pics than they do in person...... ::shrug::
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:26 pm

Very cool MM,you just can't hold that artistic ability in. :D
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby big monk » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:43 am

Well done Kaleb !!!! ---- guess the fish must not be bitin' ?? if you whittilin' on them tree roots ?? ::shrug:: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby muskrat man » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:13 am

I won't start fishin here for a couple months monk, no suitable ice this winter for any fishing :( . 60 degrees in February, in ohio! calling for 70 by frinday. fishin' may start sooner than normal if it keeps this up!
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby FRJ » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:19 am

Very nice knife work, there, Kaleb. ::tu::
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Postby TripleF » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:31 am

Very knice Kaleb!!
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby 1967redrider » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:01 pm

You've got the talent! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby XX Case XX » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:08 pm

That looks pretty darn good to me... ::nod::

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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby btrwtr » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:14 pm

MM you might have to give up knives now that you have that iron in the fire. They look great!
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:54 pm

Hey how about one of those carvings on a knife handle. Two birds with one stone and all that. ::hmm::
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby muskrat man » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:26 pm

Thank you all for the comments

I have already been contemplating incorporating some carvings into knife handles G :wink:
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby stockman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:09 pm

Kaleb, Nice work. I think you have the talent for many things.

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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby keithlong » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:36 pm

Nice work, well done. You done been bit for sure.
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby SolWarrior » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:12 pm

Excellent whittling there, Muskrat man! Very impressive! I've bought hiking sticks on the bay. Just plain ones in dogwood and hickory but they have other softer woods - spirit wood hiking staffs like in the first photo that go for higher prices. You could make yourself some money with that talent.
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Re: Just what I needed, another hobby!

Postby stagman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:50 pm

I still use that slingshot you carved for me maybe 9 yrs ago Kaleb
does not surprise me you are on your way in this hobby now ::nod::
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