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  • Big Barry, Little Barry {Mike Shipley's Barry the bear}

    Hi all,

    I recently posted my version of Barry the bear I whittled using just my pocketknife. I can not at this time, cut out blocks of wood any longer, as we live in an upstairs apartment, and apparently even hand sawing is too noisy! SOOOO, being that I've been wanting to do more twig & branch whittling anyway, I thought I'd try whittling a tree branch version of Barry. Here he is, standing next to the larger version. The larger one is just over 5 inches tall. The smaller is 2 inches plus the base, which is not a separate piece, & has the bark intact. I whittled the small ones with my Swiss army "Tinker" model pocketknife, modified as per Chris Lubkemann's instructions in his book. & man oh man, what a great whittling knife it is! . The unpainted one in the one pic is actually the first attempt at a small branch version. I still need to paint him. Then, of course, the other is the start of the next one to come. I have 4 people at work who want to buy one already. Happy whittlin' all.
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    Hi Whitt , a lot of Detailing and clean cuts . Very well done using only a Knife . Merle

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    • #3
      Those little guys are fantastic! Amazing detail in such small carvings...very well done. I may have to get myself one of those knives.
      Keep On Carvin'
      Bob K.

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      • #4
        Excellent! There is more than one way to skin a cat (speaking metaphorically that is).

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        • #5
          Well Done!
          Herb

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          • #6
            Nice whittling with just your knife. They look ready for a party. Nice coloring.

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            • #7
              Great work with just a knife!

              Claude
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              • #8
                These show your skills. It is a wonder they don't complain about the chips falling on the floor .
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  Excellent miniature carving with just a knife, and as others have said excellent details. Having some customers is a nice thing and will help finance the hobby. Tom Hindes also has a book called "20 Minute Whittling Projects," and it has some nice projects.

                  We all have to work around our carving "facilities," and make compromises...you're doing fine.
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
                    Those little guys are fantastic! Amazing detail in such small carvings...very well done. I may have to get myself one of those knives.
                    Hi Bob, *
                    & many thanks for the kind words. If you do go to get a Swiss Army knife, just do yourself a favor & get Victorinox brand, either their Tinker, Recruit, or Hiker model. Victorinox is the originator of the Swiss Army knife, & they are made in Switzerland still. The quality of the steel is AMAZING for such a inexpensive knife {I just bought another recruit model at a hardware store for $18.99}. The nice thing about the hiker, is it's the same as the tinker, except it also has a 3 inch saw blade that cuts both on the push, & on the pull. That saw blade is pure magic! You don't want one with a lot of features, as then it's too boxy to be comfy holding for long periods. The modifications Chris Lubkemann shows in his Swiss Army whittling book, are to re profile the smaller blade, so as to be able to make tighter turns & get in tight areas, and to get rid of the key ring & the tab it goes through. If you whittle with a pocket knife as much as he does {or even as much as I do}, that ring & tab do get in the way. He has videos now on Fox Chapel's youtube page, & on one, he shows the modifications. Happy whittlin' my friend.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                      Excellent miniature carving with just a knife, and as others have said excellent details. Having some customers is a nice thing and will help finance the hobby. Tom Hindes also has a book called "20 Minute Whittling Projects," and it has some nice projects.

                      We all have to work around our carving "facilities," and make compromises...you're doing fine.
                      Hi Woodburner. Thanks for the kindness. Yes. I have Mr. Hindes' book. It's a great one. Happy whittlin'

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
                        These show your skills. It is a wonder they don't complain about the chips falling on the floor .
                        Hi Joe. LOL! That'll probably what it'll be next. That or all the gosh awful racket my pocket knife makes when I open and close it, to say nothing of all the noise they hear when I'm slicing through the wood with it. Thanks for the chuckle. I needed it today. Happy whittlin' my friend.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Whitt! Helpful information.
                          Keep On Carvin'
                          Bob K.

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                          • #14
                            Nice work Whitt.

                            Tinwood

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
                              Thanks Whitt! Helpful information.
                              My pleasure Bob. Also, stay away from the ones with a corkscrew, as the corkscrew kind of digs into your hand after a while since it sticks out. The hand side of the Phillips head screwdriver in the same area on the tinker model, is at about the same level as the cover on the knife, so doesn't get uncomfortable. Happy whittlin'

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