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Stick and Cane Carving
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  • Grillo
    Old Hillbilly
    by Grillo
    Hello fellow carvers!

    I made this hillbilly and would apreciate tips for improving the clothing adding more movement. Drappery has been hard for me.

    I learn so much here!

    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
  • Yetirage
    More wee men.
    by Yetirage
    I've been a bit obsessed with this little carve pattern the last week. Here's what I've been up to....
    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
  • Just Carving
    Witch Carving
    by Just Carving
    This witch stands 3 1/2" tall and is 2" wide at the base. It is carved from pine and painted with acrylics. Pics are progress photos and finished result....
    Yesterday, 05:48 AM