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    If you have been doing caricatures very long you most likely know the work of Lynn Doughty. But many new carvers may not. He carves mostly old west subjects from basswood. But his methods will work on any subject. On his home page, on the right side, you will see old west videos. There are over 400 how to videos there. On the video page you will see the videos on the different steps start with the last step of a project on top. At the bottom of that first video page you can click 37 other pages of projects. You may want to start with page 37 because it has detail on getting started. I have become a big fan of his method of painting. I do not do caricatures other than Santa’s but I have learned a lot about carving figures, detail and painting from these videos.
    http://outwestwoodcarving.blogspot.com/
    Last edited by Randy; 08-30-2018, 08:55 AM.

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    Thanks Randy, I'll look into that this weekend. I knew of his work but I didn't know he had how to's on his page.

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    • #3
      I look at my collected gouges and crooked knives and shake my head.
      I recalI reading that Lynn Doughty does his carving with a box cutter with break-away blades.
      Brian T

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      • #4
        Lynn does carve with a box cutter and says why waste carving time sharpening, just thrown the blade away and get another one.
        But he does some amazing carving with that box cutter.
        Larry

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          It must be the Scotch blood in me, but I still have the same blade in my box cutter it came with, just a little stropping and it is fine to go. I don't believe those are break-away blades. I also use a 9MM Stanley box knife, it does use the break-away blade, I like because it is thin and great for clean-up work, no hogging.
          But yes, Lynn's videos are great tools
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            It was Lynn who inspired me to start carving in the first place. His videos are terrific and he takes you through all of the details of the cuts. I highly recommend his videos as well.
            Brandant Robinson
            Woodcarving Blog - www.theoldstump.blogspot.com
            Custom Folding Knives - https://www.therobinsonedge.com/
            Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brandant.robinson.1

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            • #7
              New this forum. So glad to have found it- the link in this thread is awesome! Thanks!

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              • #8
                Welcome to our place Rglideride, and hope to see some of your carvings here. I haven't seen many vids on carving, only one or two. But never fear. the folks on this site are great guides. One thing I did do is order some older dated magazines from the website. There are a zillion,, well maybe not that many . But I have learned so much reading and studying a page at a time. And you can take your time reading them.
                So great times are ahead .. Oh and by your handle, what kind of bike to you have?

                Chuck
                Chuck
                Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                https://mewe.com/profile/5d6f213642db757a5dfb3223

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                  Thanks for the link! I look forward to looking into it.
                  James

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                    "Oh and by your handle, what kind of bike to you have?"

                    Thanks for the welcome NoDNA.

                    Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rglideride View Post
                      "Oh and by your handle, what kind of bike to you have?"

                      Thanks for the welcome NoDNA.

                      Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra.
                      I was a just thinking that .. Nice.!
                      Chuck
                      Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                      https://mewe.com/profile/5d6f213642db757a5dfb3223

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                      • #12
                        In one of his videos, Lynn makes mention that he uses an old Stanley #299 box knife for his carvings. This is not a snap blade knife, but a heavy metal utility type knife like roofers use to cut underlay and shingles. The blades get dull, they loosen the screw and reverse the blade and go back to work. Here is a picture off my #299 beside a horse I’m working on, using Lynn’s pattern.

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