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    Default Article: My take on a woodspirit carving tutorial

    give more than you take

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    Fantastic tutorial :-) .... Cheers for that!

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    outstanding.....

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    ed, sam,

    thank you appreciate your comments hoping you'll give it a go?

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    Really well put together thank you.


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    thank you wayne, your ben's course on swedish carving is tempting...
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    Well done a great tutorial you have just introduced me to this type of carving and I am definately going to try it out. Thanks a lot for giving your time and expertise.

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    mike thats great news please post your work up. best wishes for christmas too!

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    it inspired me to have a go too! It's addictive once you get going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    it inspired me to have a go too! It's addictive once you get going.

    yes and i saw your recent WS carving, brilliant first attempt well done.
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    My last attempt at a woodspirit carving was 18 months ago and it went wrong. This has inspired me to give it another go

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    good for you womble, it gets easier with every one keep at it
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    What a coincidence!
    I bought myself some Flexcut tools over Christmas and started carving Wood Spirits.
    My efforts so far are amateurish and, I have run out of plasters for my numerous cuts to hand and fingures.
    This tutorial has been inspiring and of great help in planning the carving operations.
    Your work looks great!!
    Well done!!!

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    hiya S.B hope you have lots of artistic fun (get some decent leather/kevlar gloves) and dont forget to post em up, be good to see your work. pm if you get stuck

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    Been carving these chaps since the 90's in the community art world in South Wales. Every one has a personality of their own. Most of my work is chainsaw and carving tool finish it all comes down to what the wood will let you show. irfon@hotmail.co.uk

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    good for you woodowl, post a few up and share your work, we can all learn from different techniques

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    Thanks for the excellent tutorial Steve! I always fancied having a go at one of these and it was this thread that inspired me to get round to it. Plenty of room for improvement but I'm very happy with what I achieved with no more than a SAK and a couple hours on lunchbreaks at work. I'll definately be having another go in future with a bigger piece of hazel. Your pics and steps made it easy to create a proper moody woodspirit, exactly what I want in a tutorial! Cheers

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    thanks chad and i have seen your carving it really is very good, you should post up your work for others to see.
    i think theres a definite family resemblance too! real glad my efforts inspired you to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodspirits View Post
    good for you woodowl, post a few up and share your work, we can all learn from different techniques
    Sorry Woodspirits but the only photos I took were for the company I was working for and never kept any back for myself,wish I had now. I might have a go at some new ones with some plum logs I have seasoning. Keep up the great work.

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    Forgot to post some pics of my first, this was done with a Victorinox only;





    I've done some bigger ones since and they've turned out way better. Those little Draper carving tools really do help, thanks again Steve. I'll get pictures up of a bigger one when I get a chance. Just need to start developing my own style now. Skulls might be cool as well as totum pole type carvings. These really are a fun way to spend a couple hours when sat around with no schedule...
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    great stuff chad, thanks for posting hard to believe you achieved that with just a folder credit to you, hard work! yes im sure you will develop your own style just have to keep carving away

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    I saw Chads under construction, he looked fiiiiine as he came to life in the woods! Is it the same one or are you populating Middle England with these fierce fellas?!

    I spent a lovely Easter Sunday topping my ash staff with one, he's better than my first attempt which was waaaay too small but kinda funky, but I'm still not carving deep enough I reckon... I shall keep trying!


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    Nice one Sally, they really are a great way to while away an afternoon. The one I did at RC was just a quick one, I never took any pics of it and left it with Adam. I've done a few now and the bigger ones really are better for getting some detail in. Perhaps at the next NW we should do some more of these to save trampling the bluebells into oblivion and learn from the master himself. What do you reckon Sally and Steve? You up for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch View Post
    ....Perhaps at the next NW we should do some more of these to save trampling the bluebells into oblivion and learn from the master himself. What do you reckon Sally and Steve? You up for it?
    I'll bring ma carving tools, they're sweet old things and not too precious for a woodland Twould be interesting to try a coupla things with some advice from the master! Next knifey project will be a whittling necker (prob a bit like Cowboys?) I think, so it'll help to chat about the design and a bit of carving is always fun, really looking fwd to Apr meet

    ps Lets see some of the big ones, Chad!!
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    hi, glad sally and you chad are still keen on whittling woodspirits

    be happy to bring in a bit of kit to hopefully help you with a few pointers at the april meet? its been a while since i did one due to a workshop move so id better sharpen and shape up then!

    sal that last one is looking real good too.

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    Absolutely brilliant. The step by step pics are a big help. Will have a go at bigger wood Spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpoet View Post
    Absolutely brilliant. The step by step pics are a big help. Will have a go at bigger wood Spirit.
    hello woodpoet,

    good to hear bud hopefully you will post something up to show us your progress?

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    Revisiting this thread, I'd forgotton what a huuuuge help those evocative and clear pictures are You're a thoughtful teacher, even a subliminal 'now-its-time-to-get-a-brew' message in there

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