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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Very nice job Rod. Think a lot of the little guys end up in the caricature section.

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  • woodburner807
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    Thanks Jos. Since I don't understand Swedish, I found examples here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Axel+Peter...ages&ia=images

    Certainly great work and interesting pieces.

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  • jderijcke
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    Originally posted by Rodster View Post

    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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    Hi
    you can also take a look at the pictures on the site of Döderhultarmuseet in Oskarshams in Sweden. Wonderfull museum !! Axel Petersson is one on the best known flat plane carvers in history

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  • trygg grandson
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    Flat plane by Olaf Trygg
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  • Claude
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    Nice set of carvings, Rod!

    Claude

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  • BeckyN
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    Perfect explanation, thanks! Super carvings too!

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  • tbox61
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    Flat plane the way flat plane should look! Great job, Rod!

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  • Rodster
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    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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  • BeckyN
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    Can someone explain the difference? My brain is not understanding
    loving the pics!

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  • Rodster
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    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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  • woodburner807
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    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...

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  • Eddy-Smiles
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    Most at my attempts at flat plane end up as round plane!

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  • Just Carving
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    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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  • uvawyo
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    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

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

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