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    I completed my first project last night.... Laughing..... I am going to try this again... but on a big piece of wood..... I had a small piece of basswood so I had to alter the pattern a bit to make it all fit...

    One question I have is how to make the brim of his cap round? I had no problem with his pom pom... but you can note that the brim of his cap is pretty boxed out...

    I really am enjoying carving....lets see how the next one comes out.

    MaggieMae1959

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    ...hmmm...how to make round...

    if it is not round enough you just have to keep making small cuts until you get the desired effect. most beginners do not pay enough attention to rounding, but seeing that you've noticed it needs more rounding you're well on your way...
    ...rounding is like watching a diamond cutter cut a stone, not too quick to cut rather he spends time looking for cuts to make. remember that nothing in real life is truly symmetrical (nor round), so don't be too picky just leave some nice facets behind...

    I've attached a picture of a jester i did and you can see the facets on the bells...

    ...hopes this helps
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      Ahhhhhhh, Maggie -- looking good !! That's really nice for a first project.

      How to get it round? Just keep looking at it from ALL angles and cut off everything that sticks out past round.

      Keep going !!

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        Maggie, Your first carving and you are worried about getting the brim of the hat round. WOW! I wish that was all I had to worry about with my first carving. A very generous critic noted to me that my first one had a nose that looked like Mike Tyson flattened it, no ears at all, and wanted to know if the termites ate the eye lids and lips off. Yours is a great first carving. TOM H
        http://beginnerscarvingcorner.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
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          Looks really good maggie.............keep em coming.

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          • #6
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            Nice job, I love it! Can't wait to see your next project.

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            • #7
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              Well done MaggieMae, you're getting into the swing of things. Keep up the good work and practice, practice, practice......it's fun!

              Bob
              Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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              • #8
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                Way to go Maggie, pretty soon you'll be hooked

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                • #9
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                  M&M,
                  You can try turning a gouge upside down and making careful cuts. Watch the sharp edges of the gouge!!

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                  • #10
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                    Maggie Thumbs Up keep up the good work--it's really good. WOW first carve..
                    Kathy

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                    • #11
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                      Excellent!!! I likeit!!!!

                      (I think I recognize that face-style! )

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                      • #12
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                        Maggie Mae I got something to say to you.

                        Ya done great for your first carving. Now You will only get better.

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