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    I recently read where the Chinese are celebrating the " Year of the Dog" , so I got to thinking I'd do my part to help 20% of the world's population celebrate.and at the same time do something that I really enjoy.
    Old Duke here is carved following instructions as offered by Tom Wolf in one of his books;..COUNTRY CARVING. Tom suggests a variety of knives and gouges while doing this carving, but I decided to see if I could pull it off with the bare minimum and it seemed to work ok for me. The dog itself was carved with just my utility knife and a small 3/16" # 11 gouge, I did use a 1/4" Flex Cut V tool to texture the grass on the base and that's it.
    He measures 7" from his feet to the tip of his tail and is roughly 1-1/4" wide. The base is a piece of white pine stair tread that I purchased at the local building supply store. Painted as per Tom's instructions with acrylic washes and finished with a coat of Lee Valley's Tried & True.
    Hope you and the other 20% of the world's population like him....
    Wayne
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    If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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    Mighty fine looking hound dog, Wayne! Nice carving and painting! I'm sure our Chinese friends will approve!
    Keep On Carvin'
    Bob K.

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    • #3
      Nice work, Wayne!

      Claude
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      • #4
        Great carving and excellent paint job. I have his book but haven't got around to carving the dogs though...you've provided some motivation.
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

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        • #5
          Good job, well done, I would have had his tail broke off right away
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
            Good job, well done, I would have had his tail broke off right away
            I wouldn't go so far as to say you couldn't break his tail off, but Tom shows how to lay the pattern out with the grain running the length of the tail so it's pretty strong. I'd say the weak spot would be the hounds neck, but that has quite a bit of wood so it should be fairly strong
            If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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            • #7
              He is sure nuff a mighty fine hound, Wayne!
              Herb

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              • #8
                Hi Wayne you can say that it's Tom Wolfs Pattern of a Dog but The Dog that I see is a Wayne ( Soggy ) Dog. Your Style sure shows thru. Good Dog. Merle

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                • #9
                  Looks like Old Duke is onto the scent. Purty nice lookin dog, dawg! Like him a lot Wayne.

                  Tinwood

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                  • #10
                    Nice job Soggy! Liked you used Ol' Reliable too.

                    Bob L

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                    • #11
                      Not only a fine dog but a beautiful grass and rock base. Nicely done. Martin

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                      • #12
                        Old Duke is a winner for sure.
                        Joe

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                        • #13
                          Well done.
                          Randy

                          WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

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                          • #14
                            Wonderful job! That is a fine looking hound.
                            Terry

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