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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2015, 06:50:06 PM »
OUTSTANDING job, godchaser64......fo r a first effort, it's unbelievable! :shocked: :thumbsup:

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2015, 07:32:03 PM »
Cool! That came out really nice!

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2015, 02:37:33 PM »
My first try. Happy with the progress so far, but my stick is cracking right down the middle! Should have let it dry first I guess




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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2015, 03:36:09 PM »
Nothin' wrong with that......good job! :thumbsup:
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2015, 04:11:39 PM »
My first try. Happy with the progress so far, but my stick is cracking right down the middle! Should have let it dry first I guess



That does look good

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2015, 08:48:36 PM »
Having fun yet?  ;)
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2015, 03:23:57 PM »
Finished it. Not bad for my first time ever. But plenty of room improvement before I get to godchasers level!




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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2015, 07:20:36 PM »
Nice work!


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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2015, 03:26:50 AM »
Heck ya, that came out great Billy.
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2015, 04:24:37 AM »
Thats pretty cool. May do something similar on the next staff i make.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2016, 07:09:34 PM »
Thanks so much for posting this tutorial.  I was able to follow it and was mostly successful with duplicating what you did using a box knife!  I have ordered a couple of flexcut carving knives and am anxious to see how it goes using them.


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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2016, 04:49:29 AM »
Hello all. I registered to b and b just to comment on the wood spirit tutorial. I just learned I could carve about two months ago and this is the best tutorial I've seen. Great job and great pics to follow. Thanks!

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2016, 05:23:18 PM »
Thanks for joining. It is as good as it gets. I miss my friend Frank. Haven't spoken to him in a while.

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2016, 06:54:31 PM »
my first try on a piece of stained eucalyptus wood


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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
Excellent tutorial, one of the best I've seen on any subject.

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2017, 08:38:10 AM »
It is a good one. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #66 on: June 02, 2020, 07:39:52 PM »
I thought this would be a fun project. So I took the poll saw out back, to see what I could find. There were some dead branches on the Black Walnuts, but I thought they would be too hard. Than I saw some of those pesky Black Locusts coming back up, and thought since I had to cut them down anyway, why not use a green one to carve a Wood Spirit. Green wood being soft, it would be easy to carve.
Boy, was I surprised. That stuff is as hard as oak! So anyway, this is my first attempt at a Wood Spirit.
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #67 on: June 02, 2020, 08:00:29 PM »
I like it.  It would make a nice top for a walking stick. 
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2020, 08:04:55 PM »
Thanks so much for posting this tutorial.  I was able to follow it and was mostly successful with duplicating what you did using a box knife!  I have ordered a couple of flexcut carving knives and am anxious to see how it goes using them.



 

Keith, I like the way you carved the stained wood. Is this a walking stick?
Don't know why this came out in your post.
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #69 on: June 02, 2020, 08:10:12 PM »
wsdstan, as it drys, it's starting to crack up very badly.  :P
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2020, 08:19:21 PM »
All of my walking sticks are dry, and very hard. Walnut, Diamond willow (Bebb Willow), and Hophornbeam. (Iron wood)
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #71 on: June 02, 2020, 10:16:02 PM »
I think Dabberty mentioned one way to try to prevent that by making it dry slowly when it is carved in green wood.  Might want to try that.
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #72 on: June 03, 2020, 08:48:34 AM »
Very nice work, Plumber....especial ly for a new carver!  I see 'guests' viewing this tutorial quite often when I logon to the forum each day.....probably because it's so well done!  According to the post-count, it is bumping 300,000 hits which, I believe, makes it the most viewed thread on our forum!
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2020, 11:47:35 AM »
I tried another one with a stick from my Brother's place. It looks like basswood bark, but seems to be a bit too hard to be basswood. Can anyone tell what it is by looking at the strange inner bark?
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2020, 12:04:58 PM »
Why is it that all of the pictures posted from Photo Bucket seem to have kicked the bucket? I have never had a photo from Imgur go away.
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »
Wood identification from photos is really difficult.  You might review this site and see what you can find.

https://www.wood-database.com/
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2020, 02:20:07 PM »
Here is a picture of my latest attempt at whittlin'.


This wood is very light, and nondescript, but the inner bark is very different.
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Re: Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial (very pic heavy)
« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2020, 03:04:21 PM »

The outer bark looks like Bitternut Hickory, but I have never seen one on my Brother's property.

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