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Secret Squirrel Tiki Carving
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5805
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-10-01 6:04 pm   Permalink

Nice work!!!

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Secret Squirrel
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Joined: Oct 29, 2013
Posts: 49
From: Midwest USA
Posted: 2014-10-01 6:26 pm   Permalink

Thank you. Carving by hand is definitely a lot of work. I learned some things while carving this tiki. I'll use those things to get faster while doing future carvings.

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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2169
From: So FL
Posted: 2014-10-02 07:14 am   Permalink

You have been giving yourself some interesting challenges with you first few pieces. Using hard woods has its rewards - like the beautiful grain and finishes - however it may limit you if you're doing it all by hand. I started out using hard woods as well, but one of the things that helped me develop my knife skills was switching to basswood or butternut after using hard wood. It gives you more freedom to work on form and technique, and allows you to make mistakes without feeling bad about screwing up a nice piece of wood. The soft stuff will also help develop your speed as you get more confident in your cuts. Keep 'em coming!!

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