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    I started carving about a year ago with a group of guys in a town near me. Here's a project I started just after Christmas. Grape Leaf Man design by Lora S Irish.
    T
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    Theresa

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  • #2
    Wow Theresa!! I don't think I would have the patience to do that!! He is awesome! What did it start out from?? Very cool piece! Thanks for sharing!
    Cathy in NE

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    • #3
      Very nice carving Theresa! I do love the green men, so it's on my to do list...
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      • #4
        Thanks Cathy! It started out as a piece of basswood about 1 1/2" thick. I did use the scroll saw to cut the outside and some inside cuts, then carved the rest.

        Thanks Frieda! I got Lora's book, and have started another woodspirit. This time out of butternut wood.

        T
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        • #5
          Looking good Theresa!!! Isn't carving fun!?! Are you doing power carving or are you doing it with knives/chisels?

          I do have a question tho...what is the deal with 'the green men' and such?

          Can't wait to see your next project!
          ~ Kim

          A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

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          • #6
            Thanks Kim! Yes - I am enjoying carving. I've been using chisels/knife on my carving. I do have some dremel bits I used to "carve" some of my intarsia.

            Not sure what the deal is with the "green men", but I live in an oak forest, and my dad, brother, and husband all make wine - including a lot of grape wine! So I'm drawn to the subject.

            T
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            • #7
              Really nice, Theresa. I love the way the vines curl around the top.
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              • #8
                Very nice Theresa
                I can only cut my fingers

                Bob
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                • #9
                  T, I haven't tried any carving with knives/chisels, only power carving. Do you do them all by hand or did you buy a foredom (or whatever they refer to it as)? I really like how it turned out!!! Have you checked out SSW&C's sister magazine about carving? I joined their forum and have been lurking for awhile...it has a lot of great info like this forum.

                  I didn't mean anything about my 'green men' comment...I just noticed all of a sudden they were everywhere on the internet...so I hope no offense was taken, as it was not meant that way. I was just hoping someone could enlighten with why they have suddenly became so popular.

                  What kind of oak forest...we have several live oaks around the house and of course a giant magnolia...which are protected in our city. Hmmm...that's interesting, they all make wine...as a hobby or living? I have several friends that have attempted to make their own wine...as I say attempted - lol! Evidently there is a lot more to it than one thinks!

                  Thanx for the reply!
                  ~ Kim

                  A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

                  www.gonecoastalart.com

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                  • #10
                    Very nice
                    Tom

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                    • #11
                      Excellent work, Theresa!

                      Paul
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                      • #12
                        Thank you everyone for the nice comments!

                        Kim - no offence taken! I'm not sure why they are so popular either, but people do seem to like them.

                        We live in a red oak and white oak forest. We harvested some of the maple, aspen, and some oak after we bought the property in order to build the house. My dad sterted making wine as a hobby when I was a kid. At the time, only the male, head of the household could get a permit to make wine. Now you don't need a permit as long as you don't sell it. Dad taught my brother how to make it, and after I got married he taught my husband. (And my brother in law). So really just a family hobby!
                        T
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                        • #13
                          Oh-- I am a lurker on the carving forum.
                          I do the carving by hand right now. I bought a small set of tools and a few larger chisels. The group I carve with lets me borrow other chisels if I need them, and they are great teachers. I couldn't have gotten this far without their help!
                          Theresa

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                          • #14
                            I have always been facinated with that design, Beautiful job!.
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                            • #15
                              Wow T that "grape leaf guy" is awesome, sweeeeet to the max. Very fitting with your family hobby.
                              Just wondering as you lurk on the carving forum, is Evie still around there? Miss seeing her post around here.
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