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    Hello Everybody,

    I'm new to carving/whittle, started about 2 years ago. I've been using books and youtube. I've been on this site for a while, searching for answers to questions I have that I'm sure many others may have asked. There is an enormous amount of info here and thank you all.
    So far I have watched more than 5x LoL, videos from Doug Linker, SharonMyArt, and Carverswoodshop.
    I've carved many elephants from Carverswoodshop videos I love elephants. I just made some owls from Dougs video. Made a lot of things some creations are obvious and some I need to explain what they are. I'm practicing on carving faces now.


  • #2
    Welcome Shawna and good video elections. Gene Messer is another nice one. I'm currently doing some of Doug's owls...addictive.
    Living among knives and fire.


    • #3
      Thank you Bill, yes his owls are addictive, I like them


      • #4

        Welcome to wood carving, I started four years ago. I carve from photos or sketches that I scale to the wood I’m using. Then print on a transparency sheet so I can hold up next to the carving and see what needs removed.
        Living in a pile of chips.


        • #5
          Hi Shawna ,Welcome to a Site that I think you will enjoy . What you are doing is good , trying different Pieces to Carve and checking different Style Carvers . You sound very interested in the Hobby and hope you stay with it. Merle


          • #6
            Welcome, Shawna, I think it is time for you to just practice, practice, & practice now. As questions come up research for your specific question then just practice, practice, & practice.

            Glad to have you aboard & looking forward to seeing you practice project
            . . .JoeB


            • #7
              Hello Shawna! Welcome to the group and to the terrific hobby of wood carving. I think you're on the right track with the videos you've been watching and books are also a great way to learn. I see you only have 2 posts which means you are not asking questions. By all means do not be afraid to ask whatever questions you have. We are all here to help.
              Keep On Carvin'
              Bob K.

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              • #8
                Welcome, Shawna!
                HonketyHank toot toot


                • #9
                  Thank you Ed, I like that style of carving you do too.

                  Thank you Merle, I respect the craft, and the work that goes into it.

                  Thank you JoeB, yes, you're right practice and keep on practicing some of the faces I carved are just frightening, LoL what's funny is the first one I carved I thought I was doing something and when I finished, it scared me, that's when I started buying books and watching youtube videos.

                  Thank you Bob K, I will ask questions, I search for the topic first to see if it's been posted rather than start a new topic on an issue that has been posted numerous times, like acrylic or oil paints, or Poly U vs BLO or danish vs tung, acrylics on top of oil, that sort of thing. I do have a question about a certain type of wood I have, I need to figure out where to post it.

                  Thank you HonketyHank!


                  • #10
                    Welcome aboard


                    • #11
                      Thank you JJF


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MsLibra View Post
                        I do have a question about a certain type of wood I have, I need to figure out where to post it.
                        Welcome to the forums, Shawna! As Bob says, just ask if you have a question. For discussions about the wood, a good place to start is here: Carving Wood & Materials Moderators are here to help you also if you have questions. You can always send us a Private Message if you need to.

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