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    I carved a mountainman a couple of weeks ago, with the intention of giving him away at a black powder rendezvous that I hope to attend later this summer. Well I had the opportunity to sell that one so I\\\'m about to start another similar one and thought I\\\'d post a few pictures along the way.
    As some of you may recognize I use a lot of the methods and techniques that Lynn Doughty showed us here on the forum a few years ago. That and some tricks that I have picked up from others too numerous to count and a few of my own.......
    First I drew up the pattern ;...I use cereal boxes for this .... Next , a trip out to the workshop and make the cutouts on my bandsaw. This fellow is going to be approx. 9\\\" tall.
    I usually carve the head of my characters first and this gives me a sense of what the finished fellow will look like (just my way of doing things)
    So this is what I have accomplished to date:....... I will spend the next couple of weeks completing this project and will try to post progress pictures along the way.
    I have already had to adjust what I had hoped to be the final look; my plans were to have his powderhorn on his right side hanging below his elbow, but I noticed a blemish (the only one ) exactly where the neck of the horn would be after I did the cut-out, so now his horn will be on his left side. This isn\'t the first time that I have \"adjusted\" something as I progressed, and that\'s what I like about carving; you just let things evolve .....
    Stay tuned;
    Wayne
    Wayne
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    If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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    Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

    Thanks for showing us your process. I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

    Jim

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    • #3
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      Thanks Soggy, I see you even have ol reliable sharp and ready to carve..............Tom
      If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

      www.spokanecarvers.com

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      • #4
        Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

        Originally posted by Tom Ellis View Post
        Thanks Soggy, I see you even have ol reliable sharp and ready to carve..............Tom
        Tom , Old Reliable is just like your American Express card.....never leave home without it...
        If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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        • #5
          Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

          Originally posted by jimp View Post
          Thanks for showing us your process. I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

          Jim
          Thanks for looking Jim ; i\'ve started roughing out his body, but not enough progress for pictures just yet.....maybe tomorrow ...
          If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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          • #6
            Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

            Wayne, of to a great start, definitely will be watch the progress. I am curious is the some of Lynn,s Tutorials coming forward?
            . . . JoeB
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

              Hi Soggy, your taking a process and making it fit your style of Carving and making it your own. Lookin good and sure it will be something to be proud of. Merle

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                Day two:.... We had rain up here this morning, so I was able to make a bit of progress. Roughing him out and rounding a few corners. Setting his right arm into position. This gave me a bit of a challenge getting the angle just the way I wanted it.( I haven\'t glued it into position permently yet, as I find it makes it easier to work on the main carving if I can glue the arm on just before painting. ) I had to rough-out a couple of muskets to get one to lay on his shoulder the way I liked . I decided to add a bit of \\\"age\\\" to his beard and hair. .....and I guess that\\\'s about it for today.......... . The Mrs. says the only thing that I\'ll be cutting tomorrow is the lawn, so it\'ll be another couple of days before I get back to this fellow
                Comments & questions welcome
                Wayne
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                If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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                • #9
                  Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'

                  Wayne, thanks for the info. Well, he is taking shape and it looks like it progressing nicely. OH, watch out for those grass snakes
                  . . . JoeB
                  . . .JoeB

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                    Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
                    Wayne, thanks for the info. Well, he is taking shape and it looks like it progressing nicely. OH, watch out for those grass snakes
                    . . . JoeB
                    Still too cool for those critters up here ( thank goodness )
                    If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

                      Coming along nicely Wayne. I\'ve been watching some of Lynn\'s videos lately and I might have to try something along those lines myself. Of course, 40 years experience makes his method of working look effortless. Can\'t say as it would be so much for myself. Keep those pics coming.

                      Tinwood

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                      • #12
                        Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

                        Looking good...!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'

                          Well got the lawn mowed so I\\\'m allowed to carve again.....
                          He\\\'s just about ready for the burner now, I\\\'ll clean-up some of the cuts and burn in the highlights, then a light sanding with the Sand-o-flex and he\\\'ll be ready for some paint.
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                          If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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                          • #14
                            Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\'

                            Looking great!!!

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                              Re: Mountainman in the makin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'

                              Boy , what a guy can get done with no interruptions (the wife is not around hopefully). Anyway locking good. You know, all the talk about the Sand-O-Flex, I kept locking for one in the hardware stores and they all though I was a little off, I found it on the internet, but I was not excited about it be plastic housing. I happen to stumble on a older metal one on E-Bay. got it bought and home for about $10 less than the plastic ones. I can see why people like them.

                              Well enough jaw, will be watch for further advancements.
                              . . .JoeB
                              . . .JoeB

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