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My First Carving

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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 05-21-2021 04:14 PM 610 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

awhile ago i posted a question what can i do to occupy my very little free time so i got GR8 response from the GR8 group of jocks here a very nice THANK YOU to https://www.lumberjocks.com/mikeacg and also https://www.lumberjocks.com/DavePolaschek these 2 buddy’s really stepped up to help me sending me wood ,books and knives to start my new venture

took longer then i expected since i have had health issues myself and i am still tending my wife but here it is im pretty happy with the results i did not track my hours as sometimes it was only for 2 mins at a time on the plus side i did not cut one finger :<))))))) looking for more helpful advice from you pro carvers THANKS FOR PEEKING :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))





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Ivan

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#1 posted 05-21-2021 04:17 PM

I couldn’t say there is no room for improvements but it looks pretty good…better than I would do, that for sure…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 05-21-2021 04:18 PM

Looking good Tony! Keep it up :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 05-21-2021 04:29 PM

Thank you Ivan and Ken … looking for next thing to carve :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 05-21-2021 04:39 PM

This is a pretty good beginning project Tony.

It’s kinda like the bird in getting you used to contours without having to do any real detail. It was a fun one.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 05-21-2021 05:17 PM

I never carved this way and I think what you did wasn’t that easy. But you did it and the result is nice.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 05-21-2021 05:42 PM

Looking good, Tony! That curve from the back of the head down to the back is tough changing grain, no matter how you orient the blank, it seems. That and under the beak are the two areas I always have to slow way down and make lots of small slicing cuts to get the curve so it looks right. I’m finishing my sixth bird now, and I’m just starting to feel as if I’m getting comfortable enough that I may try and make the next one a little more realistic.

Glad you gave it a try, and I think it’s great knowing more ways to turn big pieces of wood into littler pieces of wood. Keep up the GR8 work, buddy!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Keebler1

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#7 posted 05-21-2021 05:47 PM

Nice job Tony

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 05-21-2021 06:04 PM

i cant seem to find that pattern Ken

thank you Jan is much different then models

yes Dave practice makes better carvers

thanks Keebs :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 05-21-2021 06:07 PM

Nice first attempt! Keep on it, you’ll only get better.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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HokieKen

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#10 posted 05-21-2021 06:40 PM



i cant seem to find that pattern Ken
...

- GR8HUNTER

Here ya go Tony.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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jeffswildwood

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#11 posted 05-21-2021 07:13 PM

Tony, you are well on your way! GR8 start on a new venture!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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anthm27

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#12 posted 05-21-2021 10:04 PM

Nice one Tony,
And there is no doubt your in good hands with Mike and Dave.
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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crowie

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#13 posted 05-21-2021 10:11 PM

You’ve done a fine job on your first carving Tony, but more so “well done” for trying a new woodworking discipline. A whole new skill sets and lots of patience.

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

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Eric

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#14 posted 05-21-2021 10:27 PM

Looking good Tony, well done for the first try. Carving is a task in itself, and the more you do the more natural it comes. It takes patients and you are on your way. I think it can be relaxing too, sitting on the porch.

Hope the health gets better for both you and your wife. Prayer being sent your way

-- Eric, building the dream

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therealSteveN

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#15 posted 05-21-2021 10:32 PM

Definitely birdesque. All the rest is just details. Nice first carve Tony.

-- Think safe, be safe

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