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    Juniper
    18" Tall x 3" Wide x 12" round at the widest part

    I don't have a name for her yet, her name will come to me as I'm carving...I hope. This is only a rough sketch but I think it gives me some direction. P1070315resize.jpg I have some wood in my stash for the base I think it's juniper too.

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    Kathy - Here is a link Claude posted related to Kachinas: (especially note the curved ones illustrated)

    http://kachina.us

    I know you are carving juniper rather than cottonwood root, but the info is good.

    Phil
    Last edited by pallin; 12-02-2016, 06:42 PM. Reason: added comment

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    • #3
      Thanks for this interesting post
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pallin View Post
        Kathy - Here is a link Claude posted related to Kachinas: (especially note the curved ones illustrated)

        http://kachina.us

        I know you are carving juniper rather than cottonwood root, but the info is good.

        Phil
        Thank you Phil...I appreciate the link will check it out. I did a small leaning Kachina and used a small juniper nut for a bowl and painted the while thing. Have a nice weekend
        Kathy
        Last edited by Mottles; 12-02-2016, 08:19 PM.

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        • #5
          joepaul Thank you, for looking....I probably should have drawn the image onto the juniper wood before uploading the image. I spent about an hour just getting the think bark off. The wood is pretty dry...thinking I might have to use my power carver for this one. Have a nice weekend.

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          • #6
            If the juniper is like what we have around my home in Lake Isabella, CA (Southern Sierra Nevada) you will need a power carver! Good luck!

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            • #7
              Ha, ha you might be right. Hubby said he would help me service my power carver tomorrow. It hasn't been used in a year so checking the oil on the shaft is a good idea. Our juniper wood here in NW Arizona usually is not to much of a struggle to carve with a knife. Not as nice as basswood of course.

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              • #8
                Great concept Mottles. Keep us posted on the progress.

                Tinwood

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                • #9
                  Good Start Kathy, Remember no GLOVES when POWER CARVING. Ha,Ha. Looking forward in seeing it finished. Merle

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                  • #10
                    I'm looking forward to seeing this completed. Good eye for the wood and great project.
                    Terry

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                    • #11
                      My first thought when I saw your post was "The Little Match Girl."
                      Arthur

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                      • #12
                        Tinwood Thank you, I will keep you posted on my progress. I was hoping to get started on it today after hubby and I serviced my powercarver...didn't happen.

                        Merle You are so right will remember your warning. I see where some powercarvers wear leather gloves...I have to be so careful carving with tools as I'm on blood thinner for an AFIB a year ago.

                        Nomad Thank you, I need to do some drawing on the wood I have an idea how I want it to look whether I can pull it off in another story.

                        Arthur Clever thought

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                        • #13
                          Update: She has a name 'Hopi Woman' So now she begins. The little nub on the right....I'm seeing either a baby or pot what ya think? Working now to get the shape I'm looking for...got my power carver all oiled and she purred didn't miss a humm,
                          My leather gardening gloves worked great to save fingers from the burr. Will up date after I make some more progress. P1070335resize.jpg
                          P1070336resize.jpg
                          Last edited by Mottles; 12-04-2016, 04:55 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Oh WOW, I didn't realize the size of your wood. The nub, I can saw a cactus flower of some sort?
                            . . .JoeB

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
                              Oh WOW, I didn't realize the size of your wood. The nub, I can saw a cactus flower of some sort?
                              Hey, joepaul that is a good suggestion I hadn't thought about a flower. Thank you

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