1st fiddle by ROY D #7: carving top

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Blog entry by roy posted 05-12-2009 04:17 PM 1320 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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here is the start of my “attempt” at carving a fiddle top. I am using basswood. i got some for 75 cents a board foot. thought i would see how it went with cheap wood before i used expensive wood. fiddle #2 will get the good stuff if this one turns out good. this will give me some practice on carving and if i mess it up it don’t matter.

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#1 posted 05-12-2009 04:32 PM

It is taking its shape definately. I like the scroll.
Keep doing Roy.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 05-12-2009 04:33 PM

Great stuff Roy. I love the outcome of the pegblock and can’t wait to see the piece progress.
Thanks for sharing it.


-- JMP

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#3 posted 05-12-2009 05:15 PM

Hey Roy
Great shots and photos

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#4 posted 05-12-2009 05:50 PM

thanks for all your kind coments!!!
i am sharing this so maybe some one else will overcome the fear and doubt of starting one themselves
if i can do it ANYBODY can…..just take your time and don’t get in a hurry
just shave away a little at a time and don’t try and take big hunks out of the wood
i learned a lot yesterday about grain, direction of cut, and being careful and not rush anything

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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