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  • Anybody seen anything new for carving little guys?

    I've seen most of it:

    YouTube Videos:
    SharonMyArt
    Gene Messer

    Books:
    Keith Randich
    Jack Price

    Website:
    http://northidahocarver.blogspot.com...ittle-guy.html

    ​​​​​​Anybody seen anything new for carving little guys?

    BobL

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    Not to plug woodcarving illustrated magazine, but the fall issue "Lil' Grumpy Man" is a film canister project. It is on my list of to do's. I bought the fall copy this weekend, and also the special edition whittlers.

    or try this( https://woodbeecarver.com/dl/WHITTLE_DWARF_TUTORIAL.pdf )

    Gord
    Last edited by chagorhan; 09-16-2021, 12:55 PM.

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    • #3
      Don (woodbeecarver) has some excellent tutorials on small carvings.

      Claude
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      • #4

        Time for paper and pencil for DIY?
        Brian T

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        • #5
          Have you viewed.....?
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45o7...nel=DougLinker

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          • #6
            Thanks for all your suggestions.

            I'll have to look up "Lil' Grumpy Man". I remember seeing it but I need to refresh myself with it.

            Woodbeecarver has a lot of great stuff.

            Actually Brian, your idea is spot on. I would like to come up with a quick reference for doing the little guys without it being 3 pages long. So, it is on my short list of to do's.

            Doug Linker has some great stuff too. I looked at the link you posted John, and through it, I discovered Kevin Coates. His style is pretty much in sync with mine--except he's a lefty. But I like what he does very much.

            Thanks again!

            BobL

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            • #7
              I'm a Doug Linker fan...on you tube.
              Bill
              Living among knives and fire.

              http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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              • #8
                Here in my study, I have a trio of 12" gargoyles on the upper book shelves who look after my valuables. They are some sort of plaster/stone castings.

                The originals are very elegant and very detailed carvings. I'd like to learn more about them but they are far beyond my technical carving skills.

                Google "Gargoyle". Nobody here does them. You all carving figures ought to be able to scale up 10X and do this.
                Brian T

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                • #9
                  I Googled on Gargoyle woodcarving https://www.google.com/search?q=Garg...h=894&biw=1920

                  Somebody must be doing them. There's a book out.

                  BobL

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                  • #10
                    Hi
                    gargoyle or grotesque? Gargoyle = water drainage like on cathedrals
                    Jos
                    Belgium

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                    • #11
                      Jack Price has a CD with 50 patterns for his little guys...it is really good. I am sure a person can still get it...

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                      • #12
                        Gargoyles show up in all sorts of applications. Semantics aside, they look like they have been prized carving subjects for centuries.
                        If I ever cleared my bench, I have one that I'd like to try to replicate, maybe 2X or 3X larger.
                        Brian T

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                        • #13
                          OK OK, after a trip or to England, Wales and Scotland, the Castles,Churches and other large building adorned with these "monsters and rain dirverters", I was always held in awe at the carvings and castings these folks did in the days of old. Some of my photos cannot capture the size nor the "beauty" of these items.
                          Thanks for bringng up yet another part of all our histories to think about. And yes Jos in Belgium water drainage... I think was the main purpose for these raskals.
                          Chuck
                          Chuck
                          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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                          • #14
                            Came across this article by Larry Spinak:
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                            Pretty good step by step.

                            The issue is still available:
                            http://foxchapelpublishing.com/wood-...fall-2000.html

                            BobL

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