Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2004-08-14 10:13 pm  Permalink|
My suggestion: As a new carver, I can relate. Start with something small and work your way up. Even a two footer will suck up many hours as you begin to figure out how to carve. Try a simple design for starters - you can always add detail & embellish at the later stages if you start feelin' frisky. If the going feels too slow with chisels, think about getting a dremel. And save that monster log for later - it ain't goin' nowhere!
Good luck, & take Benzart's advice. There's lots of carvers who will be glad to help you out here at TC.
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."