Horse in Progress

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Project by KennethBirdine posted 01-11-2009 07:28 AM 2451 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece I’m currently working on. The wood I’m working in is basswood I haven’t measure it yet, but the height is about 3 feet. I’ll list the exact size on my next post. The panel consist of two boards that are 2 inches thick. I hope to be finished with this project by the end of next week.


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#1 posted 01-11-2009 08:22 AM

Wow!!! That is beautiful, I wish I could carve like this, great detail.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 01-11-2009 11:06 AM

This is magnificent carving.
I checked You website ,I liked it.
Beautiful art work You making.
Best of luck and thanks for sharing.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 01-11-2009 02:49 PM

Fantastic carving! The photo also reflects the talented photographer.

Nice job Kenneth!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-11-2009 03:41 PM

Absolutely beautiful piece. I too wish I could carve. Great job!

-- Dana

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#5 posted 01-11-2009 04:47 PM

Very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 01-11-2009 04:56 PM

I’ve done a fair bit of carving; I’ve looked at a lot of carving; this is the single best carving I have seen in quite a while! I love the sylized nature of it. It is a celebration of the subject! Very Greek/Roman statue. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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#7 posted 01-11-2009 06:38 PM

Very nice carving!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 01-11-2009 06:46 PM

Wonderful curves! How about a video of you actually doing some carving? Great piece! I can’t wait to see the finished results. What are the final plans for it’s display?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 01-11-2009 07:46 PM

Top notch. Great eye for design and proportion. Fantastic.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 01-11-2009 08:38 PM

GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 01-11-2009 09:04 PM

Beautiful! Great job. I really like the style of the horse. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 01-11-2009 10:26 PM

Great work. All chisels or knives too as well as chisels…

-- John

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#13 posted 01-12-2009 01:27 AM

Thank you guys for all of your comments.

About making a video of me carving, I’m not sure I’m ready for that, maybe one day. This carving is simply an art piece so when I’m finished it will hang on the wall.
Thank you

John Gross,
I mainly use chisels but sometimes I’ll use knives and pretty much anything else that will help me accomplish the look I’m after.
Thank you


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#14 posted 01-12-2009 01:45 AM

Great Lookin Horse

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#15 posted 01-12-2009 01:52 AM

Exqusite detail! Very beautiful piece. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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