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Offline skandic

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Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:35:21 AM »
Since I'm a newbie here I have a lot of catching up to do, hence my desire to show some of the things I've carved in the past. Instead of having been able to show things from time to time like I could if I was here for awhile, I have to cram a bunch of things in all at once. So please forgive the recent flood of posts and threads coming from me. (or ignore :)))

Everything below I've carved from birch, except as noted. I hope you guys enjoy seeing it as much as I did making it.
Thanks for looking.

Some birch, some poplar


These next three pics are poplar






Everything below has been made from birch, with the exception of the half log bench, which is made from jack pine






































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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 10:51:57 AM »
By all means, post as much as you'd like......I'm certain many here are as much in awe of your talent as I am.   You should do a tutorial or add some hints or tips now and then to help the rest of us.  I've said it before, but my meager spoon attempts would be better be described as crude spatulas. :P
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 12:09:25 PM »
By all means, post as much as you'd like......I'm certain many here are as much in awe of your talent as I am.   You should do a tutorial or add some hints or tips now and then to help the rest of us.  I've said it before, but my meager spoon attempts would be better be described as crude spatulas.


:thumbsup: Ditto!


   Very cool & spectacular handiwork!  If you didn't already do it  you would likely be able to get a pretty penny for that stuff at craft shows & the like.
Thanks for sharing your skills!
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 12:11:58 PM »
Awesome work!   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 12:18:28 PM »
A most welcome "flood" of pictures. You're quite talented. Nice variety too. Do you sell your things at local craft shows, etc.?

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 12:20:54 PM »
Is that all?    ;)


Good stuff skandic, you post and we'll look  :cheers:
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 01:08:20 PM »
Is that all?    ;)


Good stuff skandic, you post and we'll look  :cheers:
.......and DROOL! :drool:
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 08:24:45 AM »
All look functional and some are true art as well.  How about some tutorials, hints tips and the like?

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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 08:44:24 AM »
Now I'm just loving this one!!



Good stuff!

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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015, 11:09:39 AM »
All those pieces are outstanding! I think this ^ is one of my favorites, too. Nice work!
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2015, 12:35:30 PM »
Awesome work. That little axe looks so good you wanna pick it up and swing it! ;D
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2015, 01:30:14 PM »
How about some tutorials, hints tips and the like?

You should do a tutorial or add some hints or tips now and then to help the rest of us.

Once again, I thank you all for your generous comments, but my head is going to start swelling soon at this rate. :-[

Hints, tips and so on? I really don't know what to say. I'd be more than happy to answer any specific questions if I'm able, but in reality there is a great amount of information on the internet giving tutorials and advice etc, from people far more eloquent, experienced and qualified than I am.
 
I want to stress here that I'm far from being an expert on anything, least of all with regards to carving. 
I believe it's something anyone can do if the desire is there. I only became interested in doing it several years ago myself, and have no idea whether I'm doing ''it'' right or wrong. I'm happy with the way things turn out for me, and really, that's all that matters to me. I do it because I enjoy working with my hands and having something to show for it is just an added bonus.

When I first started I was absolutely clueless as to how to carve anything. So, I just started and went from there, believing that experience would be the best teacher. To get a general idea though, I read everything I could find on the internet from people that were already doing it, and picked up some good ideas from those that contributed to forums as well as had their own blogs. Everything I've learned has been from sources such as these, as well as by doing.
As I said before, if I can help answer a question I am certainly willing to try, but I think I can help more by providing links to the various carvers out there that have blogs with some absolutely beautiful work.
Youtube can be another source of good information.

The very best advice I can give is this: grab your tools and get started :) Go slow, be patient and watch those fingers!

If anyone wants some links as mentioned above, please let me know and I'll be happy to accommodate.

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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2015, 08:43:42 PM »
Is that all?    ;)
Good stuff skandic, you post and we'll look  :cheers:

Here's a few more then: ;)
This is a candle holder with a hole to hang it on the wall






A fish bonker


A shelf from a jack pine burl




I'm still thinking on what to do with this: black spruce


It used to look like this






For scissors





















 
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Do you sell your things at local craft shows, etc.?

I sometimes sell local, yes, but family also gets some.
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2015, 09:45:35 PM »
Those all look fantastic, very nice work indeed!!

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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2015, 12:57:42 PM »
Very nice. Enjoyed the second batch as much as the first. I'm sure we'll be seeing more...

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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2015, 05:07:02 AM »
Amazing work!!!!! I can't even carve stick figures! LOL
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2015, 08:18:16 AM »
Nice job indeed!  A hand carved kuksa is on my list of projects to take on at some point!  Post like this really make me want to get after it. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2015, 12:23:15 PM »
Sooo, ummm, yeah.....
New to carving and looking for some tips?
LOL
That's a lot of fantastic work.
Nice stuff.
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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2015, 09:31:11 PM »
Thanks folks.
Yeoman, please have a look at the links I posted if this sort of thing interests you. There's some great info there. :)

http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=10564.0

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Re: Some not so recent carvings ***Pic heavy!***
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2015, 11:51:53 AM »
Amazing, and wonderful skandic. "pic heavy" is appreciated
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