A small carving.

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A small carving.

Postby Doug51 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:47 pm

My smallest carving so far. Carved with my Case seahorse whittler.
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Re: A small carving.

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:26 pm

Very nice work! A lot of detail for being so small. ::tu::
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Re: A small carving.

Postby Doug51 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:Very nice work! A lot of detail for being so small. ::tu::

Thanks.

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Re: A small carving.

Postby Doc B » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:07 pm

::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: A small carving.

Postby doglegg » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Doug, you're putting some miles on that seahorse. Great job. Seems to me the smaller the harder and the knife has to be sharp. excellent! ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: A small carving.

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 pm

::not_worthy::
Well done!
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Re: A small carving.

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 pm

Super cute!
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Re: A small carving.

Postby samb1955 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:37 pm

Looks like a happy little guy.

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Re: A small carving.

Postby Doug51 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:28 am

doglegg wrote:Doug, you're putting some miles on that seahorse. Great job. Seems to me the smaller the harder and the knife has to be sharp. excellent! ::tu:: ::tu::

Thanks Yes sir very sharp and I really had to pay attention to blade angle and not to much pressure! I love this knife for carving. Although those Queen knives in the other post really look like they would carve nice also.
Thanks everyone!
The bear is 1" tall and 3/8" wide. There's a little bit more detail on it than show's up in the picture.

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Re: A small carving.

Postby artmcclure » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:18 am

I wana learn how to carve, but I'm afraid to take the first step. Should I keep plenty of band-aids around?
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Re: A small carving.

Postby eveled » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:50 am

Either bandaids or a cut proof glove. Go for it!

OP. I love the little Bear. Would make a cute necklace.

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Re: A small carving.

Postby doglegg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:43 pm

artmcclure wrote:I wana learn how to carve, but I'm afraid to take the first step. Should I keep plenty of band-aids around?

Band aids and a cut proof glove. Just start and don't quit. Keep your knives sharp and you will cut yourself less and it will heal quicker. Look at some videos on you tube and make a pile of chips. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: A small carving.

Postby Doug51 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:17 pm

artmcclure wrote:I wana learn how to carve, but I'm afraid to take the first step. Should I keep plenty of band-aids around?

These guys have a lot of experience and great advice! I'm just a beginner and agree.A cut proof glove and a sharp knife. I'd also add that you always want to make controlled cuts (push cuts, paring cuts, stop cuts) utube has some great videos by Gene Messer and Doug Linker or Chris Lubkemann. Basswood or pine is the easiest wood to start with. Or even green sticks from a tree.
A 2min owl (utube) is a good beginner project. It will take you a lot longer on your first few tries. Just go slow and take your time.

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Re: A small carving.

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 pm

That is one small carving. I know I would have a heck of a time manipulating that one with "art-writis" in the hands.
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