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    I've been a member for many years, and I'm finally speaking up. I've noticed that there are very few "Flat Plane" carvings in the Flat Plane category. I looked again today and on the first page there were 2, and a bunch of regular carvings. The carvings that were on there were ok, but they weren't "Flat Plane" style. Can we do anything about this? Ok, rant over.....
    Steve
    Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!
    My FB page:https://www.facebook.com/stephen.ree...7196480&type=3

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    Steve... I hear ya my friend but first off I doubt the "Flat Plane" police give the forum hardly any attention; secondly, you're assuming that everyone fully understands what "flat plane" is; and finally, I believe that you need to give some latitude to those carvers, including myself, who try their darndest but still can't keep themselves from rounding everything off.

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    • #3
      I have noticed the same thing but I think it's just a part of folks learning the different styles.
      Joe

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      • #4
        Steve, the folks responsible for keeping us in line are now being trained by herding cats...as soon as they get a handle on that, they promise to use their acquired talents on forum members.
        Arthur

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        • #5
          I understand your frustration about not seeing the type of carving you want to see, but the problem is that there is not hard definition of things like carving styles, so every person's idea of what fits a category is a little different. The clear cut cases are always easy to judge but making that call on less obvious cases is a good source of unnecessary friction.
          There are also people who aren't so confident with computers and forums who make mistakes when they post.
          So, in my opinion, the best thing when you see something you don't agree should be somewhere, is to move on to the next.

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          • #6
            Meant no disrespect to any of our carvers. However, "Flat-Plane" is pretty identifiable as opposed to carving in-the-round.
            Steve
            Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!
            My FB page:https://www.facebook.com/stephen.ree...7196480&type=3

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            • #7
              Hi, Steve. We mods art not the definitive end for what is flat plane and what isn't... If someone posts a caricature carving in the Tools forum, we may move it to the caricature forum, but we don't decide what is caricature or realistic or flat plane. I do agree with you that many of the posts in flat plane are not what I would call flat plane, but that's just my personal opinion...

              Claude
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              • #8
                I am a Rounder Carver and have been taught to remove all Burrs and Sharp Edges weather it is Wood or Metal . I have looked at Flat Plane Carving different times thru the years and came up with the same Conclusion that it was not my Ability to do it right , I could not Vision the Image with Edges and keep from Smoothing them Round . I love to see a Good Flat Plane Carving and Marvel at the Talent . Maybe if more Members would try Mastering Flat Plane Carving it would become more Popular . ,Merle

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