Carved Yoda

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Project by Aled posted 06-17-2018 01:51 AM 1158 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is my first post and so I thought I’d share my latest project. It’s my first proper carving and overall I’m pleased with it. It is carved from laminated poplar boards. I learned a lot making it and my nephew was pleased when I gave it to him (He’s a big star wars fan)

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-17-2018 05:48 AM

You realy ’’nailed’’ every detail!

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#2 posted 06-17-2018 06:29 AM

Very nice

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#3 posted 06-17-2018 10:45 AM

Very cool!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 06-17-2018 12:19 PM

Yo Da Man!
the force is strong in you!

Amazing piece.

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#5 posted 06-17-2018 12:34 PM

WOW Wonderful carving … thanks 4 sharing ….Welcome 2 LJ’s :<))

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#6 posted 06-17-2018 04:35 PM

Thanks everyone.

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#7 posted 06-17-2018 04:56 PM

Awesome carving. Not a big Star Wars fan anymore, but I do like that little character. Nice work.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 06-17-2018 05:36 PM

This is a great carving. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 06-17-2018 06:15 PM

Thanks. I’m not a big fan myself but I wanted to have a go at carving a face with quite exaggerated features as I thought that would be easier than a realistic face.

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#10 posted 06-17-2018 06:38 PM

More please!!!

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#11 posted 06-17-2018 07:27 PM

Great project. I for one would like to read more information on what tools you used in the carving.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 06-17-2018 08:00 PM

Thanks Larry. I’m pretty limited when it comes to tools and I don’t actually have any proper carving chisels. After this project I would really like to get some but they’re so expensive!

I started with a square block which I laminated up from some poplar left over from another project and took the corners off with a handsaw.

I then used a set of £6 ($10?) Aldi Bench chisels and a utility knife to carve the features. The ears were made separately then morticed into the head. I used some needle files on the difficult areas around the eyes and then sanded to finish off. Oh, and a kebab skewer for some of the fine detail. The eyes were just some hardwood dowels (bars off an old baby gate) set in and pared flush.

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#13 posted 06-17-2018 08:57 PM

Very fine carving INDEED!

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#14 posted 06-17-2018 10:00 PM

Beautiful work! If that’s your first, I can’t wait to see your 100th!



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#15 posted 06-17-2018 10:24 PM

Excellent carving. Looks just like the movie character. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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