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    I have a Greeman pattern that I worked up some time ago. I have woodburned it and now I am finally gettingwround to carving it. I had a peice of butternut that is 10-3/4"x7-3/4"x 2" to make it out of. here is a picture of the start (about 3 hrs of steady chopping). Also I am including the pattern if anyone wants it, just give credit where credit is due for the pattern please. Thanks for looking.
    GaryMc

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    Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

    You got a good start on your green man GaryMc, looks real good so far , keep us posted on his progress , we all appreciate the time it takes to show us .

    Al


    http://picasaweb.google.com/al.hillis/WOODCARVINGSMINE

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    • #3
      Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

      Gary....looking forward to your progress on this. Good beginning so far....and it's all your own....Bonnie

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        Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

        Looking good so far! I'm sure it is gonna continue. Maybe I'll see it at Leiper's Fork.
        Doug

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        • #5
          Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

          Looks like you're off to a very good begining Gary and like Bonnie said, "It's all yours". When I can create my own design that sorta brings everything full-circle as a carver so I guess that you have arrived.

          The first picture so perfectly shows what I'm always telling the kids in my class who are trying to learn how to carve faces (mainly woodspirits) ...to start off with the nose (hightest point on the face) and the eye wells (lowest points on the face, then base everything around them. Seems to drive home the point of carving in an orderly fashion for beginers that makes sense to them (and me!)

          Look forward to the progression!
          Dave Brock

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          • #6
            Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

            Thanks for all the kind comments.
            The biggest challenge to this carving is using a preconceived pattern. 90% of the carving that I do is done from scratch, no pattern, I make it up as I go along. I usually start carving and just kind of let the carving emerge, so this is different for me.
            PS Doug I hope to meet you at Leipers Fork!
            Thanks again!
            GaryMc

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            • #7
              Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

              Thanks for sharing your nice pattern. It is fun watching someone's carving develop.

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              • #8
                Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

                yes, i like watching carvings develop too. is so interesting to see all the possible approaches... nice start, looking forward to updates.

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                • #9
                  Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

                  Nice pattern, will save it for a future project, never done a GM yet. Bill

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                  • #10
                    Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

                    Nice pattern Gary I have also saved it for reference. Cant wait to see you carving as it progresses I think you know I am a fan.
                    Colin
                    Jim - The Doing is as much fun as the Viewing!
                    Jackson, MS

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                    • #11
                      Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

                      Looks like a challenging project with all the undercuts involved with doing leaves. I've only done a leafy woodspirit once so I can appreciate the work you have ahead of you.

                      Patrick

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                      • #12
                        Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

                        Hey GaryMc, looking good so far--I like it! Very nice, of you to offer your pattern to your fellow carvers. Looking forward to the next update.
                        Kathy

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                          Re: WIP Greenman in butternut

                          Nice pattern and the piece is looking great.

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