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  • Re: Relief Carving Wood Spirit Grape Man WIP

    Just to add my own opinion on this tutorial (which started quite a long time ago), as Bob mentioned sometime ago, the tutorial is available as a book and well worth it. I could make a pdf of the tutorial from the thread (for my own use) but it would be only for when I want to use my computer as a reminder of the steps. For that reason, I am glad that the thread is still available even with the book made available.

    I started some relief wood spirits a couple weeks ago and keep the book with me as a reference for some techniques.

    Get the book, and check Irish's website for more info Spirit People

    Gilles C.

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    • Re: Relief Carving Wood Spirit Grape Man WIP

      Thank you very much! Interesting tutorial.

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      • December 26, 2017

        Good morning.

        I want to take a moment and thank Fox Chapel, and the forum's moderator BobD for helping me get this tutorial re-posted with all of the original images, photos, patterns, and guide. I am grateful for the privileged that BobD has granted me, that of "super moderator" status that has allowed me to go over the normal posting levels so that you could have the entire thread back together at one time, ready for you to begin carving.

        If you are just coming into this thread, you are currently on page 15, post #219. The beginning post is here Relief Carving Wood Spirit Grape Man WIP.

        It was originally posted in 2006 and during the forum crash lost the photo content of the project. Today, 12/26/2017 I was able to re-upload the project in its entirety - 262 steps, 351 photos, and lots of great ideas and comments from the forum members that worked along with me.

        If you have any questions, please post them to this thread. Please include the number of the post, which is in the upper right hand corner of each post, and if appropriate the photo number so that I can know exactly where you are in the project.

        Over the next few weeks I will be working on re-posting the photos to some of the other in-depth projects that Fox has allowed me to share here with you. Please be patient as I think there are more than a dozen large tutorials and quite a few small step-by-step to redo.


        Lora S. (Susan) Irish

        ArtDesignsStudio.com, CarvingPatterns.com, and LSIrish.com - my free, online tutorial and project blog
        Last edited by Irish; 12-26-2017, 03:59 PM.
        Lora

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        • Wow. Thanks Susan and WCI for making the effort to restore these excellent tutorials.

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          • Thank you, Susan and Bob!
            Arthur

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            • I'm glad you revived this thread, Susan. This wood spirit was one of the first carvings that I ever attempted. I'm happy that it's back.
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              • Thank you soooo much for reposting this tutorial. I had made it a goal of mine to attempt a greenman this coming year. Just two weeks ago I was looking at your posting, and was really bummed that all the pictures were gone. Imagine my sheer excitement upon looking again and finding the pictures are back! YES! I LOVE this community.
                Thanks, Joan

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                • Thanks to all for taking the time and making the effort to repost this excellent tutorial. It's something I have bookmarked and plan on referring to in the future. An outstanding reference source.

                  Tinwood

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                  • Maybe I missed it, but is there a PDF of all steps and pictures for this Wood Spirit? I would like to try this offline. Thanks.
                    Dean

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                    • There's not a PDF available, but there was a book made based on this thread:

                      https://foxchapelpublishing.com/reli...d-edition.html

                      978-1-56523-802-2, Relief Carving Wood SPirits, Lora S Irish, Fox Chapel Publishing

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                      • Bob....thank you very much. Placed an order.
                        Dean

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                        • Originally posted by deancarlsen View Post
                          Maybe I missed it, but is there a PDF of all steps and pictures for this Wood Spirit? I would like to try this offline. Thanks.
                          Dean, Fox Chapel turned this tutorial into a complete hard copy book, titled Relief Carving Wood Spirits. Everything here plus a lot more that I didn't originally post is in it. Plus there are finished samples of several more wood spirits and greenmen. https://foxchapelpublishing.com/reli...d-edition.html
                          Lora

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                          • Thank you Susan and WCI for reediting this tutorial! Next one on my list. Now I am working on the green man that is on the front page of the book "Wood spirits and green men". A great book with lovely patterns.

                            Is there a great difference in patterns between the two books?
                            Green men and wood spirits, historical symbols that link the forces of nature and humanity, have re-emerged as popular subjects for woodcarvers and other artists. This ultimate sourcebook for carving these classic figures, from noted artist and author Lor
                            Jos
                            Belgium

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                            • My club did this green man as a club project.
                              Here's my attempt. Basswood finished with tung oil. I like how the tung oil brings out some grain in basswood.
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                              • Jos,
                                "Wood Spirits and Greenmen" is a totally different book, and does not have the how-to illustrated in this thread. It's also a good book because it's full of woodspirit and greenmen patterns, as well as a how-to project by Chris Pye on a green man and a how-to project by Shawn Cipa on a woodspirit walking stick.

                                Bob

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