MUSHROOMS - Got a high doing these!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-16-2020 09:27 PM 589 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple weeks ago I had given a carving course at our Lee Valley Tools – carve some mushrooms!

The instructions i gave my class was this, that the mushrooms have a cap that comes in all shapes and sizes and the caps are held up by a stem! Then to make matters worse I cut up a pile of my scrap wood into rough shapes that could be carved into something that was bulbous stuck unto a thin or stout stem. The pieces varied not only in shape and sizes but in wood species. This was my chance to clear up some of my miscellaneous wood inventory.
Each class participant had the choice of wood and number of carving blocks to affect a cluster of some weird mushrooms. Boy did we ever go on a trip!
My mushrooms were of the following wood- caps cedar fence boards, stems, spruce, pine or birch and bases were cut from exotic hardwoods from central America. The higher I got the weirder came the shapes along with their placement on the base.


The Boatman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 03-16-2020 10:44 PM

Nice work, and it should be very nice to have you as a coach, keep on inspiring all of us , thank you.

-- andrek

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#2 posted 03-17-2020 02:13 AM

this is lovely

-- derek / oregon

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#3 posted 03-17-2020 02:59 AM

I like them very much!

Enchanting— artistic— will make avery unusual table centerpiece for a special supper!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-17-2020 02:07 PM

Interesting diversion from all the boot project. Well done.. Hope it warms up soon. From what I hear, quite cold there..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 03-17-2020 06:20 PM

Great job!!!
but then I saw the name and thought where’s the BOOTS!!! LOL

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#6 posted 03-17-2020 08:48 PM

They look so real. I want to lick them.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 03-17-2020 11:29 PM

Great looking mushrooms!



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#8 posted 03-18-2020 08:43 PM

They are so realistic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 03-19-2020 12:53 PM

Very nice work – Look very realistic – How long did it take you to make it?


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#10 posted 03-29-2020 10:46 PM

Very creative but with your skills the course was just icing on the cake sir.
Beautifully done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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