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Rodster
Rodster
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Joined: 11-26-2012
Location: Whitby, Ontario
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  • Rodster
    replied to Waynes statement
    It's a good one.
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  • Rodster
    replied to Cuz'n Slim

    Here's another one you might like. Henry David Thoreau, an American, who lived in the early to mid 19th century, said this about fishing.
    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after."


    I haven't fished since...
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  • Eddy-Smiles shows how it's done !!!!!

    Amusing story to set the stage: Check!
    Good carving: Check!
    Bar Bells to provide talking points: Check!
    Front, Back and Side views to show off: Check!

    Failure to provide Rhyme: Boo! Hiss!
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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-24-2021, 01:34 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Cuz'n Slim
    The Fishin' is grand and I'm all alone.
    To think lonely thoughts, to completely atone.

    There's nothing like fishin' to make everything right.
    It hardly matters whether they bite.

    Ol' Muddy sticks his pole under some rocks.
    Takes out his knife and whittles...
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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-22-2021, 12:15 PM.

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  • Good ones, Tom. Full of character....
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  • Rodster
    replied to Flat Plane
    Here is a definition in an article about Harley Refsal, a carver who popularized 'flat plane' carving through a number of books, articles and seminars.
    Flat-plane carving is a minimalist style, with strong, simple cuts that leave the tool marks exposed. It's all about bold, flat cuts designed to catch
    ...
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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-19-2021, 08:36 AM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Flat Plane
    When the 'flat plane' category was started some years ago, I recall many carvers applauding the move.

    Today, most people (including me) can't really tell if carvings are flat plane or not. In the absence of excessive sandpapering or rounding, who knows? Jack Price never considered himself...
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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-17-2021, 04:20 PM.

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  • Rodster
    replied to Flat Plane
    No one has posted to the 'Flat Plane' carving forum since Mar 9, 2021. During this same time, approx. 50 - 60 carvings were posted to the 'Caricature' Forum. Some of those 'caricature carvings' might well be considered 'flat plane' carvings.

    I hoped to amuse readers by writing a little...
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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-17-2021, 03:11 PM.

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  • Rodster
    started a topic Flat Plane

    Flat Plane

    Why is it that no one posts pics to this forum?
    Is flat plane perceived as lacking decorum?

    Are we who carve our guys with a blade,
    required to retrain, and hopefully upgrade?

    Or is there a place where we'll all feel at ease,
    to show all our carvings whenever...
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    Last edited by Rodster; 07-17-2021, 04:12 PM.
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