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    I've been playing about with a couple of the Green Man patterns in Lora Irish's book to see if I could adapt them to patterns that could be sawed. Here's the two I did yesterday.

    They're 1/4 oak. The veining on the Green dog was done with a spiral blade - as I said elsewhere, my first attempt using spirals --- aargh!

    I'm not altogether happy with the pattern adaptations - the mouth in particular on the Green man - and the dog seems to lack something - not sure what!! lol

    Any comments/suggestions/constructive criticism would be most welcome.

    Ian
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    Ian

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    Ian, I think they are both excellent cuttings, full of character that shows thru, they say we are our worst critics...... but I say, ya did good!

    Hang in there on the spirals, if your used to flat blades it takes a little getting used to, but I promise keep using them and one day it will just click in to place for you and you'll love them!
    Bill

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    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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    • #3
      Ian they look good the only thing I can add is you said the dog is lacking something, could it be the eyes seem hollow? maybe adding pupils would help?
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        Thanks Bill. I was just trying those spirals again on some scrap ply - still find it hard to remember that I can't swivel the workpiece round the back of the blade without it cutting .. And there seems something unnatural about pulling a workpiece towards you to cut it!! But I'll keep trying ...

        Daryl: Do you mean like this? See attachment ... the wonders of Photoshop ..lol

        Ian
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        • #5
          yep exactly Ian, I had done the same exact thing on one of my patterns left out the pupils and it wasn't until I was finished I realised I left out the pupils, all that was showing were 2 black holes sort of gave it a lifeless look
          Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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          • #6
            What spiral blades are you using?
            Rolf
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            • #7
              Could it be that there's a small but important light anomaly in the pattern design? In order to get nose shadows such as those, you'd need to have the light shining on the face from below and to the front. This would give a different shadow pattern to the eyes.

              They're still nice pieces, though .

              Gill
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              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                Thanks for that suggestion Gill - it makes sense but I'm not sure how to change that.

                Mmm what if i said they weren't shadows but widely flaring nostrils...

                Ian
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                • #9
                  I think the little green man is missing his pot of gold and a case of irish stout.
                  Jeff Powell

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                  • #10
                    LOL Jeff - what a (lepre)chauny joke ...
                    Ian

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