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  • uvawyo
    couple of pilgrims and our first Santa of the season
    by uvawyo
    The pilgrims are from the latest WCI they are 1/34 square x 4inches tall
    The poor stuck Santa is from some legs that were salvaged when i scrapped the body and the chimney is scrap woo. More Santas to come tis nearing the season
    All painted by Phyllis
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
  • johnvansyckel
    When to stop stropping?
    by johnvansyckel
    I would like to know how you know when to stop stropping. I use a ½ inch strip of printer paper and stop when I can make 3-4 ‘push’ cuts across the paper. Slicing will work with a duller edge but the push cut only works with a sharp edge. I suspect this is overkill so I'm reaching out looking for...
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
  • joepaulbutler
    Just Carving #13
    by joepaulbutler
    Same size basswood 4" x 6" 1".
    I'm showing four different images this time:
    1. Carved and backgrounded
    2. Painted
    3. Antiqued
    4. A coat of Feed-N-Wax

    This is an old hat for some of us, but it seems to me we've been getting several new members,...
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    This gallery has 4 photos.
    Yesterday, 06:09 PM