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    This bust was started in a Vic Hood class last month. I had quite a bit to finish up on it. It is about 8"x14"x17" and that's larger than anything I've done before. I learned a lot about working with a mallet and Vic was an excellent teacher. I finished it with BLO, polycrylic, and wax.
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    Last edited by JoeVM; 08-31-2019, 07:32 PM.
    Joe

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    Well done! Very nice piece.
    We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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    • #3
      Wow, something to really be proud of, Joe. The butternut really accents the work in a very, very positive way. In addition, the proper use of a little color for the eyes is great.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

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      • #4
        Hi Joe , Great Detailing on Facial Features , no surprise here . Very Nice Work . Merle

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        • #5
          Your head is ready for bigger carvings. That finished very well.
          Brian T

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          • #6
            Real nice butternut bust! Great work!

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            • #7
              im so envious. i really mean to try one someday, and just the past couple weeks i got some green blocks of wood to let dry some . do you have any special type of vice for steadying that while working on it?
              Denny

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              • #8
                Thanks, Randy, Woodburner, Merle, Brian, &Dash, the butternut was nice to work with and finished up nice.
                Thanks, drhandrich, I used a Panavice, it was a little small for this piece but held ok.
                Joe

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                • #9
                  Nice work Joe, I love Butternut for busts, they have so much character. Well done.

                  Bob
                  Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                  • #10
                    Wow Joe, That came out fantastic. The butternut is the perfect wood for this piece. Nice job.
                    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

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                    • #11
                      That's a spectacular carving, Joe! Amazing facial detail...very realistic! Excellent job!
                      Keep On Carvin'
                      Bob K.

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                      • #12
                        Well done, Joe! I'm struggling with realistic faces right now, so I really appreciate what you did there. And the butternut is beautiful, you did well with the finish.
                        Arthur

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                        • #13
                          Joe, I'd say you are an excellent student! This is beautiful. I was drawn to the lower lip, like the transition into the beard, and the eyes are so expressive.

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                          • #14
                            Nice work Joe. Excellent all around.

                            Tinwood

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Bob, Tom, Bob K, Arthur, sappy & Tinwood. I was pleased with how the butternut finished.
                              Sappy, the picture I was following didn't show a lower lip (it was covered by his mustache). But Vic suggested that I give him one and he was right, it does look better.
                              Joe

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