carving class drawing aid

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Project by Porchfish posted 09-10-2011 04:42 PM 1995 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When teaching beginning carving class all students were required to learn to use their most important tools first, The eye and the pencil. Before they did anything else they had to draw this old teaching aid/carving no big mystery here, just an exercise in concentration.

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 05:14 PM

And they said it couldn’t be done!!
Very good exercise for the eye and for the thought process.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 05:16 PM

Porchfish, I tried to print this one out to practice on later, but could not, it only took me four attempts
to draw a rough picture in ink, after I finish with the other projects I will come back after I find a pencil and
attempt a better drawing. I think I will take this one to the first wood carvers meeting, since we are
supposed to bring a project, and even I should be able to carve an almost straight line. Thank you for
the brain strecher.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 11:07 PM

Nice Escher carving here, PorchFish.
And thanks for the note on my post.

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#4 posted 09-11-2011 01:26 AM

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 09:52 PM

Esher, fool… but very punny…;)

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 08:33 PM

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#7 posted 03-19-2016 05:30 PM

Great picture ! Joe, I like it !

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