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  • Hello from Germany!

    Dear carving community,
    I registered about a week ago and wanted to introduce myself. I'm 23 years old, from Germany and have always enjoyed working with my hands. Last year I got into whittling/carving through Doug Linker (probably like many newcomers nowadays) and fell in love with this great hobby. I'm a student with limited amount of space and money and like the simplicity of carving, with only a knife and some wood you can create neat little things.
    I stumbled upon this forum by coincidence and since I'm new to carving I hope to learn a lot from more experienced carvers in the community and find a place to share ideas and inspiration!
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    You are doing really good work for only a year of experience! Glad you stumbled onto this forum!

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    • #3
      Hi Jan ,Welcome , your Interest ,Determination ,and Talent are showing in your Carving and Hope you stay around for awhile and Improve you Carvings . Any Questions Pleas Ask . Good Job . Merle

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      • #4
        Welcome to the forum, You are off to a good start. Doug is a great teacher, and lots more of them on youtube. A great resource that beginners didn’t have 20 years ago.
        If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

        www.spokanecarvers.com

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        • #5
          Welcome Jancape. Along with a great group of carvers here always ready to help you will find a lot of information here. Click on http://woodcarvingillustrated.com Then click on "How To" you will find a lot of information on getting started. Information on safety, woods, tools, and projects.
          We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

          https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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          • #6
            GOT A QUESTION? Ask it, I kind of compare the place to a book of knowledge. Good to have a new younger member to balance the scale for all of the older splinter makers
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forums! Have you been to Oberammergau? Some fabulous wood carving there. I was only there for a few hours, but had a great time looking... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberammergau

              Claude
              My FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudesWoodCarving/

              My Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/cfreaner/

              My ETSY Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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              • #8
                Welcome and one advantage to wood carving is it can be done in a very small area or a large one...just small areas reduce the size you can do. Nice carving.
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

                http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                • #9
                  Welcome, nice carving!
                  Herb

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                  • #10
                    Thank you all for the kind welcome! I really appreciate it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Claude View Post
                      Welcome to the forums! Have you been to Oberammergau? Some fabulous wood carving there. I was only there for a few hours, but had a great time looking... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberammergau

                      Claude
                      Hey Claude, I haven’t so far since Oberammergau is located in southern Germany and I live quite far away. But southern German carvers are known in Germany for their carvings, especially religious/spiritual ones that are found in churches. I like that carving style but I admire the “American” style a lot too especially the caricatures!

                      Jan

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                      • #12
                        Welcome! I grew up here in Central Kansas...my mother and father were children of Immigrants from the Volga Region of Russia...we were 'Volga Deutsche'...so I grew up in a bi-lingual household. Neither my mom or my dad could speak English when they started grade school in the late 1920's.

                        I grew up with the wonderful heritage and customs passed down from my grandparents and parents...I will turn 60 this summer, and sadly, those of us that can still understand and speak the dialect will be extinct in another generation!

                        Good luck with your carving!

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                        • #13
                          Welcome to the forum

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                          • #14
                            I like your cartoon-carving.

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