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  • Claude
    Completed carving from Dave Stetson Santa Class
    by Claude
    Here's the completed carving from the Dave Stetson Santa carving class I completed a couple of weeks ago, along with some progress photos. Dave is a great instructor, and the Zoom classes were interesting and useful. He has his phone mounted vertically above his carving table, and has iPad or computer...
    Today, 08:51 PM
  • Claude
    Beep Beep!
    by Claude
    This is a somewhat stylized roadrunner. He is 3 inches tall including the base and has been clocked at over 27 mph....
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    Today, 03:52 PM
  • joepaulbutler
    by joepaulbutler
    Saw this on Pinterest, the hair caught my eye, so gave it a try.

    4" x" x1" basswood, background stained with Iron Acetate, Acrylic Paints, & a coat of Feed & Wax.

    As usual, C&C welcomed
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