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    I have a few more things to say about the flat plane forum, but I'll leave that for below.

    Here I'd like to show you a new technique. If you want to carve a guy with a long face that goes all the way to his chest, why not glue a 2" x 1.25" x .375" piece of wood to your normal 1.25" x 1" x 4" figure. I tried it below to capture the Harley Refsal look. Here is my guy unpainted. I'll paint him later and show you when finished.

    You can see the depth of face and chin that just wouldn't be possible without the extra piece glued on.

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    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2021, 03:48 PM.
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    Hey Guys ...

    If you want lots of people to view your carvings, leave comments and give you some 'likes', you should post in the flat plane section of this forum. My postings have hung around so long, that I noticed one carving I posted got 419 visitors, 4 Likes and 21 comments.

    It's not as though anyone knows what flat plane is, so don't be shy?
    Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2021, 03:53 PM.
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    • #3
      And how about this lil' duo carved without the extra wood. They're okay, but the big guy above has attitude ... or is that altitude.


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      • #4
        Nice work, I like the depth for the eyes. No poetry?

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        • #5
          Rodster, to do the good flat plane carving, a person needs another skill to pull it off successfully. You have the skill. Me, when I see a facet on a carving my blade just starts shaking to cut it off . But, I really like looking at a flat plane carving, go figure.
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Nice work, Rodster. You could always just start with a 1.5 x 1.5 x whatever inch block and cut away the torso/hips/leg area in the front, leaving the facial area and the toes. If you have a bandsaw or scrollsaw, cutting away the excess is easy.

            Claude
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Claude View Post
              Nice work, Rodster. You could always just start with a 1.5 x 1.5 x whatever inch block and cut away the torso/hips/leg area in the front, leaving the facial area and the toes. If you have a bandsaw or scrollsaw, cutting away the excess is easy ... Claude
              Ah the bandsaw argument! I confess I don't have one at hand.

              One reason I like carving is that my 'kit' is very portable. Everything I own 'carving wise' is packed away in the tool box below. It doesn't take up much room in the house.

              Oops! I forgot, I keep my paints in a separate plastic box with a lid.

              The 1.5" x 1.5" suggestion is a good one, but why cut away, when I can add on? I bought a box of Heincke 12" sticks that are 1" x 1.25". I also bought a number of 12" sticks that are 1.25" x 3/8" to fill up the box. They have proved to be useful as add-ons, as I noted above.

              Next time, I might buy 1.25" x 1.25" x 12" sticks. That might work better.


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              Last edited by Rodster; 10-12-2021, 10:54 PM.
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              • #9
                I like 'em Rodster!
                Herb

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                • #10
                  Nice, and a great idea! Some of my LeClair bottle stoppers are 'glue ups' I used from different scraps!

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                  • #11
                    Well here is my carving shown above, now all nicely painted. Hope you like him.

                    In case, you've forgotten, this was the lil' guy where I pasted on some extra wood to give him a big chin which extends half-way down his chest.

                    Who says, a coat of paint doesn't make any difference.

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                    Last edited by Rodster; Yesterday, 03:20 PM.
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                    • #12
                      Looks good to me!!

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                      • #13
                        Nice work, Rod!

                        Claude
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                        • #14
                          I like your idea for adding on and everything needed to carve in your kit. I like the little carving table set up. Nice flat plane work.

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