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October Monthly Project: Carve Something Grotesque

Discussion in 'Monthly Projects' started by renter6, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. renter6

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    This is a suggestion for a monthly project that I've been thinking about, ever since I saw Mr. Black's grim-looking wood spirit in one of Adahy's posts earlier this summer. Scroll down a bit in Adahy's post and you'll see it; you've probably seen it before.

    So here's the project: Carve something grotesque for the month of October. Post a picture in this thread and we'll have a gallery appropriate to the season.

    My inspiration is wood spirits, as it seems simple to change the proportions and make one ugly and haunting, but I could see other projects working as well. To make a spoon grotesque could be an interesting challenge. Then there are pumpkins towards the end of the month, if you go for that. Gourds, also good. Could be a Halloween decoration, could be a talisman. Just make it ugly! Or spooky, or ghastly, or warty, or other-worldly, or skin-crawly. And have fun!
     
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    Pumpkin. I'm not entirely happy with it. Will try another.
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  3. renter6

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    Nice Loogaroo!

    I'll post a pumpkin by month's end, we picked up some nice ones this past weekend. Working on something else too, either an ugly spoon or a wood spirit that's in keeping with the season...
     
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    Here's the beginnings of my ugly spoon... the idea of making a spoon that is grotesque intrigues me! When you get down to it its hard to make wood ugly though. But I'll try!

    This is a particularly knotty piece of Siberian elm (I think). It happens to be the piece I was sawing when I cut my finger last month, so its tasted blood.

    Will post when its closer to finished, on or before the 31st!

    Happy Halloween in advance folks.

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    Because pics or it didn't happen: click to see stitches.
     
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    Here is the new handle I carved for a firesteel
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  6. renter6

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    Here's my ugly lumpy spoon, finished.

    It is either 1) a spoon for some bog-dwelling crone to taste her brew with (the bowl is irregular to allow for her knobby face), or ; 2) a trap for the troll who sneaks into my kitchen at night and licks all the spoons, this one is all riven and splintery and uncomfortable!

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    Well renter6, you failed buddy. That spoon looks wicked, in a good way. The grain and knots make it look really cool.
     
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    Foiled again! j/k, thanks man!
     

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