1st carving

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Project by smithy posted 04-14-2012 02:08 AM 1750 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a basswood tree fall in our field and had to get it out of the way for the plow. After cutting on it I decided to try carving something, and this is what came out. Thinking about making him a hat or something to cover that stumpy head. Should of left it raw, but it was so white I decided to paint some features for contrast. I had ordered my knife from “deepwoodsventures” for spoon carving. And I guess I have carved a couple of spoons so far!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 02:36 AM

Hi Kevin. Nicely done.


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#2 posted 04-14-2012 02:57 AM

I wish my first carving looked that good…..

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 03:08 AM

nice keep going now that you got started it’s like chipyou can not stop with one

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 11:55 AM

Thanks, folks, for the comments!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 08:22 PM

You have put the fallen tree to good use other than the fire place.
After my first carving I was hooked and love it still.
Very good job….I hope to see many more.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 01:51 PM


I started carving about 5 months ago and I love it. GREAT job on your first carving. You have a talent for it. Find a carving club to hang out with and keep it up.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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