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    Why is it that no one posts pics to this forum?
    Is flat plane perceived as lacking decorum?

    Are we who carve our guys with a blade,
    required to retrain, and hopefully upgrade?

    Or is there a place where we'll all feel at ease,
    to show all our carvings whenever we please.

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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-17-2021, 04:12 PM.
    Rodster
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    Actually Rodster, if you check around I do think you will find quite a few do flat plane carving. I don't use that area of carving except when doing small gifts for kids around for fast workings. NOT that I have any thing against that work, most is pretty darn neat, just never got into the swing of it.
    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rodster View Post
      Why is it that no one posts pics to this forum?
      Is flat plane perceived as lacking decorum?

      Are we who carve our guys with a blade,
      required to retrain, and hopefully upgrade?

      Or is there a place where we'll feel at ease,
      to show all our carvings whenever we please.

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      You might also check this out in the Forums section on this site Relief and Chip Carving
      Chuck
      Chuck
      Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

      https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NoDNA View Post
        Rodster, if you check around I do think you will find quite a few do flat plane carving ...
        No one has posted to the 'Flat Plane' carving forum since Mar 9, 2021. During this same time, approx. 50 - 60 carvings were posted to the 'Caricature' Forum. Some of those 'caricature carvings' might well be considered 'flat plane' carvings.

        I hoped to amuse readers by writing a little ditty to draw attention to this.

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        Last edited by Rodster; 07-17-2021, 03:11 PM.
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        • #5
          I posted a picture just recently, only it was in Caricature Carving. I maybe wrong, but I consider my style as Flat Plane Caricature.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Muddy Dog View Post
            I posted a picture just recently, only it was in Caricature Carving. I maybe wrong, but I consider my style as Flat Plane Caricature.
            Muddy Dog, I think the Rodster is looking at the section for FLAT PLANE carving? And yes most post in the Caricature Carving section???
            Chuck
            Chuck
            Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

            https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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            • #7
              Flat Plane Carving is to much for my Brain to Visualize . Merle

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              • #8
                I admire flat plane carving i just tend to round things I carve. When I started carving some 12 or 13 years ago I was a follower of Gene Messer and attempted to flat plane, some how i got away from it I will try a flat plane guy soon and post
                Herb

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                • #9
                  Most of my bears are flat plane but I guess I've been too busy since I've gone back to work--3 days in the office which means a 25 mile trip to and from the office. And the two days at home never seem to end. And since it's been pretty hot, I haven't had much energy to carve. I have two bears that need their mouth, nose, ears, eyes, and heart. Maybe today I will finish them up.
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                  Sorry guys, the Summer has gotten to me already.

                  BobL

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                  • #10
                    Most at my attempts at flat plane end up as round plane!

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                    • #11
                      Nice carvings, Rodster. I do flat plane carving exclusively but don't always post a lot of pictures...too busy carving. I have Norwegian ancestry and am attracted to it because of the history of flat plane carving in Norway. Great history. I should post more...
                      Bill
                      Living among knives and fire.

                      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NoDNA View Post
                        ... I think Rodster is looking at the section for FLAT PLANE carving? And yes ... most post in the Caricature Carving section??? Chuck

                        When the 'flat plane' category was started some years ago, I recall many carvers applauding the move.

                        Today, most people (including me) can't really tell if carvings are flat plane or not. In the absence of excessive sandpapering or rounding, who knows? Jack Price never considered himself a 'flat planer', yet his figures could easily be characterized as such.

                        Many people post what they consider to be 'flat plane' carvings to the caricature forum because it has more buzz, more submissions and seems more lively. It's hard to argue with that.

                        If the caricature category were entitled 'Caricature and Flat Plane Carving', many would applaud the change.

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                        Last edited by Rodster; 07-17-2021, 04:20 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Can someone explain the difference? My brain is not understanding
                          loving the pics!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BeckyN View Post
                            Can someone explain the difference? My brain is not understanding Loving the pics!
                            Here is a definition in an article about Harley Refsal, a carver who popularized 'flat plane' carving through a number of books, articles and seminars.
                            Flat-plane carving is a minimalist style, with strong, simple cuts that leave the tool marks exposed. It's all about bold, flat cuts designed to catch the light and cast shadows. I heard Harley state several times that he aims to make as few cuts as possible using only his carving knife.
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                            I consider my guys flat plane, because my cuts are pronounced, simple and not marred by sanding or rounding.

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                            Last edited by Rodster; 07-19-2021, 08:36 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Flat plane the way flat plane should look! Great job, Rod!

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