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    Cant remember where I saw this picture, but I really like this snowman and want to carve a few...Anyone recognize it ? Pattern ? do you suppose the hat is separate or all one piece ???? 271735732_10158592048226717_5801337515773140195_n.jpg
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    Nicely done Dave. Carving and paint.
    We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Randy View Post
      Nicely done Dave. Carving and paint.
      Not my carving Randy...wish it was ! Looking for info to hopefully carve a couple...
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      • #4
        Dave, I blowed up the picture pretty big and still couldn’t tell which way it was carved, but my opinion is it would be much easier to carve the hat separately, saw off the back part of the head and glue on the hat. I would lean towards that way myself. Earl

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        • #5
          Dave,

          Since you have a photo just print it out the size you want to carve it and use it for a pattern.

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          • #6
            PS. Carving the hat on is not as big deal as everyone thinks. I think it is easier than trying to carve well mated surfaces to glue it on. I did have a carving where I got the hat too high above the ears so cut the hat off remove and 1/8” of material and glued it back on.
            Last edited by Nebraska; 09-30-2022, 10:57 AM.

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            • #7
              If you do the hat separately, suggested to do, use a dowel into the hat and head to help secure it, just my 2¢.
              . . .JoeB

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              • #8
                I have seen this snowman before. But I can't find were I've seen it. There is a snowman head ornament with a similar hat, by Bob Kozakiewicz in the Winter 2021, issue 97 WCI. There is also a Fireman Santa with a hat over the back of the head, by Russell Scott in winter 2019, issue 89. Both are done with hat on.

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=sappy;n1225779]I have seen this snowman before. But I can't find were I've seen it.

                  Me too ...... its really well done, Im pretty sure I saw it on FB but cant find the post.

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                  • #10
                    [QUOTE=Nebraska;n1225759]PS. Carving the hat on is not as big deal as everyone thinks. I think it is easier than trying to carve well mated surfaces to glue it on.

                    Some advantages of carving a hat separate is using scrap blocks for the hat, changing angles how the hat sets. After cutting / sanding the top of the head flat, the bottom of the hat can be recessed so it looks like the head sets up inside of the hat hiding the match up line, instead of looking like the hat is setting on top of the head. And as Joepaulbutler said a dowel holds everything in place while glueing. For me, I like having the options.
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                    • #11
                      I purchased this roughout a few years back at our local carving show, from Van Kelly roughouts. I still have the sheet, in fact I'm carving it right now, if you want a copy of it.
                      Steve
                      Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!

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                      • #12
                        Hey Steve I just painted one carved from the pic I had. I would love to have a copy of anything you have !
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                        • #13
                          Sent you a PM
                          Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!

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                          • #14
                            Like the style of that piece . Think the hat really sets it off nicely.

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