Quote from: ThePeacent on November 04, 2018, 02:17:45 PMQuote from: Rapidray on November 04, 2018, 02:01:04 PMGood movie, great free hand for sure! You are doing very well. next up, the nuns! The nuns...oh boy...and do you have a favorite? The one with the rocket launcher, or....
Quote from: Rapidray on November 04, 2018, 02:01:04 PMGood movie, great free hand for sure! You are doing very well. next up, the nuns!
Good movie, great free hand for sure! You are doing very well.
Thank you, these tips are actually really helpful. The elephant is a gift for my gf, when i see her, if she likes it, I will post a pic Yesterday in the meanwhile I tried to go “free hand” and I did this 47 from “hitman”. That’s pine and not basswood. I didn’t notice much of a difference. It just seemed to have more knots. I still have to understand a lot of things, as you can see . (Image removed from quote.)
I think I've done enough with this little bear. I could give him some v-cuts for fur, but the wood grain kind of looks like fur anyway. I'm pretty happy as a first attempt(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
(gloves optional, but HIGHLY recommend for me)
I will have to seek guidance from a 'higher authority' about spending some money and joining in the fun whittling. She's asleep right now and if have fresh coffee ready for when she wakes I might stand a chance. If not, it will have to wait a bit, but I will join in with the SAK Whittling Club.Most of the wood around here is mesquite, so I will have to start harvesting some pieces and leave them laying around the house.
I just finished my whittling knife. i bought a recruit, i cut out the keyring ring, i cut the main blade to make it short and pointy and then i made some thick wooden scales to have better grip. I will let you know how it works
So I have started working on my first project. I have asked 'CINCHOME' (Commander in Charge, Home a.k.a. WIFE) if we had a brown sheet and a brown towel that was extra. Why? of course was the expected response and I had prepared for this mission. I explain how placing a towel over the bottom half of my chair with the excess material covering the floor at my feet could catch any lose flying pieces that might escape the towel on my lap. She of course agreed with this, as it would mean 'no mess on HER carpet'. So I did some whittling last night, just a bit to get started. I learned that I needed an apron. So today I was in the process of tying ...when she came home. And of course I got the usual 'what are you doing now' quizzical look and verbal question. So I showed her and then had her take this photo...while she was taking hold of the camera she made a comment "After watching you last night I was going to get you an apron. I guess I don't have to ask if you would like the one I saw today with flowers on it." No need for the flowery apron. Disaster averted.
My wife has just finished her PHD in Education, she graduates next month!Her favourite animal is the Echidna, so I thought I'd have a go at carving one as a graduation present.I started out trying to do a drawing of the profiles on graph paper, then tried drawing it on to the block, then started cutting. The shape isn't quite what I drew, but hopefully it is turning out better than my attempted drawing!(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)I don't want the beak/snout too fine so it still has some strength(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Starting to take shape!(Image removed from quote.)