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    I'm not sure if this is considered flat plane or not, but here it is.
    I drew the pattern out and happy it worked. I wanted to try getting the head tilted and turned in three directions (turned and tilted sideways, and slightly up) and I think it turned out well. Getting the legs to cross was a lot easier this time than the first time I did it.
    I switched from laying out with a pencil to using colored pens. The pens really helps visually and with keeping pencil smudges from getting all over your piece. I also used a fine tipped felt pen to color in the hair instead of paint. The base is a piece of hardwood flooring sample I cut down. Thanks for looking.
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    Last edited by 4ND3R5; 12-19-2021, 12:58 PM.
    Anders.
    ā€‹https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBladesNW

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    I forgot to mention - I made this knife to try more flat plane stuff. The blade is cut out of an old Sawzall blade. Its a little stiffer than the knives I usually use. I was a little skeptical of the Sawzall blade working but it is very sharp and holds an edge well. Making your own knives really adds a lot to the enjoyment of carving.
    Sorry for the long posts. Thanks.
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    Anders.
    ā€‹https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBladesNW

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    • #3
      Well done. Nice carving and paint. Tells a story when you look at it. And good looking knife that works very nicely.
      We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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      • #4
        Hi, Anders , Good Job all round including the Knife. Merry Christmas to you and your Family . Merle

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        • #5
          Anders,

          Iā€™d call him flat planish especially compared to what is on my bench. Cool that you are making your own patterns. My only cc would be the shirt collar kept catching my eye. Great work!

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          • #6
            Anders, great job on the carving, so much motion and movement in it, and the knife, as sweet as it gets, great job.
            Mark N. Akers
            My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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            • #7
              Randy, Merle, Ed, and Mark -. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas.

              ED - you mean under the chin, how the collar goes up to his neck? I agree it's wonky. I gotta work on that for sure.

              Thanks everyone. Hope you're all doing well.
              Anders.
              ā€‹https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBladesNW

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              • #8
                Hey he just got a lot of starch in that collar, a fine job all around, and I agree that using knives you've made makes it even nicer. Merry Christmas from the Butlers
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  The body posture is most reasonable, planning must have been a headache!
                  SawzAll blade steel makes very good wood carving knives. I can read your satisfaction.
                  Brian T

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                  • #10
                    Well done, Anders, and I do see flat plane in the piece. Nice details and all around a winner.

                    BTW, the flat plane style is thought to have originated hundreds of years ago in Norway when the only people who could have gouges and such were the guilds. The commoners had to carve with only knives...hence the flat plane style.
                    Bill
                    Living among knives and fire.

                    http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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                    • #11
                      Nice carving. A good thread as well.
                      Rodster
                      https://rodster.ca

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                      • #12
                        Very well done scene! Love the grocery bag!

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                        • #13
                          Nice! I like that knife, too!

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                          • #14
                            Wow! well done!
                            Herb

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                            • #15
                              Your cool Dude has a nice slouchy posture. Good flat plane carving.
                              Joe

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