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12-01-2021 01:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip carving tool chisel carving woodburning

Hello all! I’m carving a bobcat, and I want to add hair to texture it… In the past I’ve just used a wood burning tool, but I don’t really like how it turns out… is there some way to add hair texture quickly, and look professional? Or is it just either Woodburner or V-tool?

Thanks in advance! Mitchell


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#1 posted 12-01-2021 03:18 AM

There are an number of youtubes that will show different ways of doing hair. this is one I am trying to learn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuoVag_NNjA . I also use a micro caver with a reverse cone head. Successive light paps works well. I prefer to use a veriety of small vainer or # 11 gouge insted of V tools for beards and hair. They give a softer and nor realistic look than a V tool does. Like any tecknic I would practices on scrap util you fine the look you what.

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#2 posted 12-01-2021 04:44 AM

^ What he said. I used a #11 on the dog in my projects.

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

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#3 posted 12-02-2021 01:19 AM

Wow, I haven’t seen that technique before! It looks really nice. I think I’ll have to try it out, thank you!

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#4 posted 12-02-2021 01:19 AM

Wow, I haven’t seen that technique before! It looks really nice. I think I’ll have to try it out, thank you!

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#5 posted 12-02-2021 02:46 AM

I took classes at the local senior center, but this sort of thing never came up. Guess I’ll watch more free videos instead of paying money just for social time. I can socialize other times.

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

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#6 posted 12-02-2021 03:03 AM

If you want a black puma then just a few spritzes of 3M spray on and then leave it with this guy for a bit. Voila! :)

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#7 posted 12-02-2021 03:06 AM

thanks for that video Randy !! I’ve never seen that technique before – and never would have thought of it.
my grandson did a similar technique to texture palm trees and they looked really good.
but to do hair or fur – that is the Bees Knees right there.

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#8 posted 12-02-2021 03:34 AM

Reto is the spitting image of my eldest son! Wild.

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

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#9 posted 12-02-2021 05:37 AM



There are an number of youtubes that will show different ways of doing hair. this is one I am trying to learn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuoVag_NNjA . I also use a micro caver with a reverse cone head. Successive light paps works well. I prefer to use a veriety of small vainer or # 11 gouge insted of V tools for beards and hair. They give a softer and nor realistic look than a V tool does. Like any tecknic I would practices on scrap util you fine the look you what.

- CV3

Wow, thats pretty cool! I think i am going to try that tomorrow. I don’t have a wide 5 sweep but can try on a smaller scale. I have seen texture like that at a show at the fair and wondered how it was done, looked very organic.

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#10 posted 12-03-2021 05:26 PM

It is not as easy as it look. I am still working on how to. I am geting better.

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#11 posted 12-03-2021 11:18 PM

Well, after 4 years of schooling and years of practice, he should be able to make it look easy. I recently bought a Zyliss vise, but I like his wooden contraption better. Maybe I’ll make one of those and sell that vice. Pff, not likely.

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

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