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  • #16
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    I think the leash is a really fun idea. I like how your light sanding give the chip marks a scaled effect. Very imaginative and delightful little creature!

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    • #17
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      markken, thanks. If you run with this, you need to run fast!
      - make the bug dish big enough for cotton swabs, diaper pins, whatever
      - two parts, so the top/back comes off as a lid.
      - do the entire outside first, almost to sanding ready stage
      - do the void volume of the dish last of all, you'll need the solid wood to support the work around the outside. It was so tempting to do that first but in cedar, I was positive that I'd wreck the whole thing.
      Brian T

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      • #18
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        Thanks, Cav. WRC just won't support much detail and I like tool marks, anyway.
        Think it was a brush with 220 grit.
        Brian T

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        • #19
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          Very well done...I like all the segments...they are so very distinct. Maybe carve a little Gnome riding on him.
          Keep On Carvin'
          Bob K.

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          • #20
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            Pretty darned cute! :-)

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            • #21
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              RV, looks like the "bug" has gotten to you too! Cool critter. Like the idea above, perhaps a small gnome riding on his back?
              Great job!
              Steve
              Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!

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              • #22
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                Adorable he needs a saddle on his back with some critters.

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                • #23
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                  Thanks Ann but I am totally unprepared for that style & size of carving! Have a few nice knives and no glove at all.
                  Plus, it is early summer here. I have spent far too long in my winter burrow. Don't see anything but rainy day carving between now and September. Right now, flower beds and pruning grape vines is about all I want to do.
                  Brian T

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                  • #24
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                    I don't think the grooves are to deep, but they could be shallower and still provide the same look. Up to the individual I reckon.

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                    • #25
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                      Thanks, Josef. Shallow would have been better, I agree.
                      I wanted to do it that way.
                      The dang post wasn't big enough to do what I imagined.
                      You can throw rocks in the most constructive way.
                      I appreciate this or I'll never move forward.

                      Because of the leg lengths, I think I need to begin with a 6" x 6" bar of Yellow Cedar, the leg chunks get whacked off particular segments, as you see.
                      I have the wood. So, it's a toss up for me = a new pair of Dragonfly dishes or another caterpillar. I want more dishes.
                      My D2 is preggers with twins so these WRC dishes already have a home.
                      Maybe I'll just start with an 8" x 40" log for a caterpillar and see what happens. I have some of those lying around.
                      Brian T

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                      • #26
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                        When I first posted about the Robin leading him I missed the large size of the
                        caterpillar.

                        At 17" if a bird was leading it, it would have to be one as big as a Buzzard or
                        bigger. Even a Flamingo or Stork with the long legs. LOl.

                        Another idea. With that size caterpillar, He could be leading an ant. LOL.

                        Ray

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                        • #27
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                          Thanks Ray. I wondered if you missed the size. Oh well. Fence s being what they are. . . . . . .
                          Claude refers to a pair of Ravens ("Ravens Rocks On" thread) which are 30" and 27" tall. Carved from a 3" x 12" x 12' WRC plank ($15 where I live).
                          Brian T

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