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tbox61
Carving beats working!
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  • Kiri,
    You are exactly right on your analysis. I can cut blocks up to 6" thick on my 14" bandsaw. Most of my caricatures are cut out of 4" square blocks, 8-10" long. I just start carving on smaller carvings that are 3-4" tall on 1-2" square blocks.

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  • tbox61
    replied to Just Another Hillbilly
    Bob,
    That is one good looking hillbilly! Good job...good crisp cuts and nice lines! One thing I like that I might copy...(with your permission!)...is the crown of the hat bending forward. I usually bend the crown of the hat right. left, or back, but not forward!
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  • tbox61
    replied to A Question for ALL carvers
    All of the wood carvers I know are good people...99% of them are in the carving club I go to, and I would not hang around them if they weren't good. I am like Bob when it comes to blocking out the world. Carving is one of 3 things that are my escapes. The other 2 are sitting in my treestand with my...
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  • A bandsaw to me is very useful for a couple of reasons. I like carving and working with wood, and using a bandsaw is a way I can better utilize my carving time. I buy my basswood in 4"X4" blocks...that size just works well for what I carve. I could just start hacking on a block with gouges...
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  • Unless you are going to kiln dry the wood, I personally would not mess with it. Kiln drying is far superior to air drying. If basswood is anything like other woods, air drying really hardens the wood. My father in law and I were given some oak to make a desk for the priest at our local parish. The...
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  • I found Tangerman's books not to my liking...good ideas for patterns, not so much on instruction. I am a caricature carver, and my first book was by Jack Price. I find myself using Jack's method when I am carving caricatures bigger than the little guys he carves in his book. My 56 year old eyes just...
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  • Great Customer Service!

    I have been dealing with Paul from Deepwoods Ventures for a couple of years now, and not only does he make quality knives, he gives awesome service!

    I bought a blade from him a while back and just recently had the time to put it in a nice piece of Birds Eye Maple. Well, I guess I didn't...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Gotta be a better way
    Man, sounds like rank amateurs putting on this class and/or festival. I would be super PO'd about driving that far for a class that was cancelled. I think you have every right to rant!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Back to making things.
    Randy...good luck to you! Three things that that quiet my soul are fishing, fly tying and woodcarving. I am taking a class right now on fly fishing. The only thing more frustrating than trying to carve with a dull tool, is trying to keep your wrist locked when learning to cast a fly rod!!!!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Jake
    Very nice...I see Jake as a mountain man from the 1840's, a 60's hippie or a modern day biker...great job!
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  • tbox61
    replied to It's Back To Santas!
    Awesome carving!...
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  • tbox61
    replied to What do you do?
    Most of my carvings are gifts...with that said, my wife is actually upset with me as I give them for gifts and none for her! Kind of like the cobbler's kids going shoeless! I am working on solving that problem by dedicating most of my upcoming carvings to her! I do mostly nativity sets and holiday carvings,...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 06-02-2017, 02:29 PM.

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