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Old 11-27-2017, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I took a carving class today entitled “Spirit Carving”. We carved faces in these sample pieces of Poplar. This carving can also be done on a walking stick. The shorter pieces were better suited for a class so we wouldn’t whack each other all day!
The two different ones were carved from square stock in previous class by one of our carvers.
Some of these weren’t complete when I snapped the pic and will get some more refinement at home.
I was surprised I could even do this but the instructor was excellent!
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I took a carving class today entitled “Spirit Carving”. We carved faces in these sample pieces of Poplar. This carving can also be done on a walking stick. The shorter pieces were better suited for a class so we wouldn’t whack each other all day!
The two different ones were carved from square stock in previous class by one of our carvers.
Some of these weren’t complete when I snapped the pic and will get some more refinement at home.
I was surprised I could even do this but the instructor was excellent!
I have a wife and son that are JRR Tolkein fans (Lord of the Rings) - they would love this. Very nice.

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Always wanted to try those. . . Hmmm , smaller diameter with a brass reinforcement and cast in a clear resin.... Quick patent the idea! Great work... How many Band-Aids?
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I always wondered how many penturners dabbled in woodcarving as well. It seems like those who like one part of woodworking like it all. I have worked with it a little. Here are a few examples. I went through a cowboy phase. The other is a "pinewood derby" car I did with my son. We called it “granny taking a fast bath.” And the final was nature carving i did a while back.





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The instructor must hve been good to have them turn out this well.... where'd you take the class at?
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Always wanted to try those. . . Hmmm , smaller diameter with a brass reinforcement and cast in a clear resin.... Quick patent the idea! Great work... How many Band-Aids?
9 Students......0 Bandaids!
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Hey Charlie.

I probably in retrospect should have posted my carvings elsewhere. Sorry. I was not trying to hijack your thread. Would delete them and do it if I knew how. You did a great job on your spirits. When I did a few walking sticks it was the mouth and eyes that seemed to make it or break it. You did very well.
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I have always been intrigued by those and have wanted to give it a try. Do you have more info about the class or instructor. Thanks for sharing.
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1. Excellent work Charlie... an instructor can take one so far, but talent always shows.
2. I'm JEALOUS as can be
3. Details on class, PLEASE!
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Thanks everyone. First, perhaps I should clarify that only one of these carvings is mine. We remembered take pics after a few folks had left.
These are all in the 1.5” - 2” in diameter.

Now....
Tim, no problem at all with posting your picks here....you did some great carving. Grandma is my favorite!
Mark, I didn’t even think about LOTR but...Yeah!
Glenn, Cody, Michael, this group was a subgroup (of Capital Area Woodturners / Alexandria

Instructor was a wonderful senior member named Lin. He turns but is into carving as are a number of the club members.

After initially getting us started, and checking on us, Lin took his seat (as he couldn’t stand long)in the rocking chair at a table and then we would come to him as we progressed through the steps. Often we had to wait our turn but he was patient and takes time to not only tell us what to do next but would make a few cuts and explain to each person. This way, he had eyes and hands on each piece several times during the day.
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