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  • Wizards and santa

    A couple new ones I did over the last week. Still need to get the faces a little smoother.
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  • #2
    You're off to a very good start!

    A suggestion for getting the faces smoother (along with the hat brim, beard, etc.).... before you start carving anything on the piece, use your knife to surface the wood... that is, remove any saw marks and/or imperfections on all sides of the block. On my carvings, I don't like any of the original surface of the wood (whether starting with a block, blank, or rough-out) to remain on the finished piece... including any flat spots that aren't suppose to be there.

    All in all, nice work and good paint job.
    ....Dave
    Old carvers never die... they just whittle away.
    www.shellknobwoodcarvers.weebly.com

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    • #3
      Thanks for the tip and compliment. I appreciate it. On the Santa it kind of looks ok in the beard but yes I hate that fuzzy look on most of them.

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      • #4
        Good job!!
        Herb

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        • #5
          Nice looking fellows and nicely done. For fuzzies I use a wire brush which I get at the Dollar store for $1. The package contains a nylon brush, a brass brush, and a steel brush. They look like oversized toothbrushes and they are in the autoparts/hardware areas.
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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          • #6
            Very nice Mr.M! You even threw a pickle in there...

            Mike

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            • #7
              Are you try for the flat plane type of carving?
              . . .JoeB

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              • #8
                Not really flat plain. The one on the far left ended up wider Than I planned but still just working out the kinks.

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                • #9
                  Nice work on all of them. I'm with Dave about removing all the saw marks as the first thing you do.

                  Claude
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                  • #10
                    Also, you might try softening the sharp edges with another slice across the peak of the edge.
                    . . .JoeB

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