Howling at the moon

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Howling at the moon

Howling at the moon

I carved this wolf for my daughter. It was more difficult than I thought. I used one coat of tung oil and one coat of polyurethane. I would have done two of each but my girl was impatient for it. She’s just been laying it on the table though so I guess she’s all ready over it. Had fun making it though.

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Carving Progress

Carving Progress

I haven’t had time to go through the video yet, however, here is a picture of my first project. I plan to paint this little pooch and finish but I haven’t gotten that far yet.  I’ve also started a boot today while I was home sick (after sleeping most of the day- feeling much improved now): The book this pre-cut out shape came with has instructions to turn it into a cow boy boot but I’m aiming for a witch boot. It’s not going very well. The grain is going toward the heel and I’m having trouble with that.  I

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Smokey Mountain 

Smokey Mountain 

Before I visited Woodcraft I had gone online and er, disregarded what the teacher recommended because I’m a cheapskate and bought a beginners kit from Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers Supply in Tennessee. As well as a thumb guard and a block of wood. It came pretty quickly, I ordered on a Tuesday night and received Friday.  The knife isn’t great, I was working on the dog for a couple of hours last night and ended up using the knife from Woodcraft. More on how the carving went, including video, to come up next.

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