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    Hi there, I just recently got into wood carving thanks to the Lee Valley catalogue in the mail. I saw a build-your-own carving knife kit and I thought it seemed fun so I went and bought a Beaver Craft beginner kit on Amazon. I've got a few little pieces done now. Other than looking like Muppets I think they are alright for a beginner lol Attach129193_20211124_224311.jpg

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    I'm having a lot of fun with this hobby. Hopefully I look back next Christmas and I'm still doing it and can compare my work with these first pieces

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    • #3
      Welcome to the chip makers. Yes be sure to keep your first, it will be a hoot later
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Just keep plugging away, I think as long as you try to make each one better than the last you’ll get there.
        Ed
        https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
        Local club
        https://www.facebook.com/CentralNebraskaWoodCarvers

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        • #5
          Very nice, woodcarving is a great source of stress reliever.
          Mark N. Akers
          My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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          • #6
            You've got good things going on there, keep it up!

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            • #7
              Great start Dionysus3. We have all been a new carver. Take your time and enjoy the process. We learn with each carving.
              We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
              https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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              • #8
                Thanks for the kudos, everyone. I am enjoying it thus far. I think need to look up a few videos on how to detail the noses lol

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                • #9
                  Off to a good start buddy as Edsays just keep at it. If you want advice on something don't be afraid to ask . you will probably be swamped with replies hehehe.

                  Happy carving !! And welcome to the forum.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to the forums! To shape the nose and eyes, one place to start it to put a mirror on your carving bench and carve the nose to look like your own. Another method is to take selfies from front and side of yourself with your phone. This will give you a front view and a profile view.

                    Claude
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                    My Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/claudeswoodcarving/
                    My ETSY Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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                    • #11
                      Theme for the tips! Can't wait to try them out

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                      • #12
                        I enjoyed carving the chimney so I tried a video to make an owl on a branch but decided to do the bricks again.
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                        • #13
                          really good for first tries you should see mine

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                          • #14
                            Hi Dionysus
                            Claude has given some good advice there. The thing with eyes is they can make or break a piece so take the time to get the eyes as good as you possibly can. Look forward to seeing detail on your owl. You have nailed the brick base it looks spot on. Go for it buddy !!!!

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                            • #15
                              Thanks so much, guys!

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