Whittling and carving Picture and discussion thread

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by GreyOne, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. field-expedient

    field-expedient Misfit Bushclass II

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,262
    Likes Received:
    2,691
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015
  2. GreySwampFox

    GreySwampFox Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    258
    Location:
    ADK Mtns
    Really love this thread!
     
  3. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Little something I worked up yesterday using my carvin jack
    [​IMG]
     
    Holmesmade likes this.
  4. UAHiker

    UAHiker Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    Location:
    South Bend, IN
    Carvers and Whittlers Survery

    Ok carvers/whittlers, thanks to Easy_rider75 and a few others I've been bitten by the carving bug or maybe it's just resurfaced after all these years.... anyway here's my survey/questions?

    1) what do you carve besides spoons and kuska's?
    2) what tools do you use besides a hook knife? how do you store/carry them?
    3) what's your favorite food safe finish and non-food safe finish? why?
    4) what do you do with all those spoons you carve? sell? give away? use?
    5) what's the most random/unique place you carve?
    6) feel free to post any pictures of your work :)

    to get things started :)
    1) i've only done a spoon and a heart so far....
    2) my trust small pocketknife
    3) i had some mineral oil so i used that on my 1st spoon. for non-food safe i love a pine tar/BLO/Turps mixture
    4) may give away my 1st spoon
    5) my office at lunch
    6) my first spoon
    IMG_20150416_170505187 (800x449).jpg
     
    2jka likes this.
  5. snapper

    snapper Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    932
    Likes Received:
    505
    Location:
    central NYS
    OK, here goes...
    1. So far I've just done spoons, canoe cups/noggins and spreaders for p-nut butter, honey, jelly, etc.
    2. Mostly I use an Opinel pocket knife and a small scorp for making the bowls.
    3. I use either mineral oil or olive oil; depends on where the final product will be used.
    4. I give spoons to all my graduating seniors in our outdoor program at the college I work at. In fact, I just carved two yesterday for this year's group.
    5. My office; the place can be littered with shavings at times.
    6. Sorry, I'm an idiot when it comes to posting photos.

    That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

    snapper
     
    2jka likes this.
  6. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Good to see ya caught the bug :).
    Mainly I'm a spoon and kuksa carver the odd bowl now and then. I have also somewhat recently begun to make some canes and hiking staffs. Woodspirits are a given to.
    Main tool of choice for my spoon work a couple of different axes and various knives. Those range from some custom pieces to an assortment of puukkos be it mora or various others. Spoon knife and an adze for heavy stuff. I have also become very fond of my carving jack from flexcut great piece to take where ever with you.

    I also use mineral oil.

    I do give a few away have some that are for my personal use also trade a lot of them. Very occasionally do I sell a piece and that's usually turned into a new tool.
    I'll dig my carving tools out and get a pic later today
     
  7. Dimner

    Dimner Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Michigan
    1) Magic wands, wizards, moons, flowers, tea cups, chairs
    2) I dont use a hook knife. I store my tools in a brief case
    3) I use watco for pretty much everything. Hopefully it will not kill me
    4) My daughter has most of my work
    5) On the playground while the kids play. Also, in a camp chair waiting on a street waiting for a tow truck
    6) ...


    Storage:


    [​IMG]

    I dont have many pics of my stuff... here are some things from a few years ago.

    Doll Chair

    [​IMG]


    Teacup Saucer and Spoon

    [​IMG]


    One knife spoon

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Oh love that tea cup
     
    2jka likes this.
  9. UAHiker

    UAHiker Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    Location:
    South Bend, IN
    impressive set of tools! do you use a gouge instead of a hook knife?
    adorable daughter too, looks pretty happy with her tea cup :)
     
    2jka likes this.
  10. UAHiker

    UAHiker Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    Location:
    South Bend, IN
    that and the doll chair!
     
  11. stillman

    stillman Guide Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,692
    Likes Received:
    843
    Location:
    Notlanta
    1. Bowls, tool handles, spatulas, parts for larger projects, roosters, Santa ornaments, spinning tops, and recently - 2 short canoe paddles. Upcoming project is a full length paddle.
    2. Axe, adze, gouge, chisel, drawknife, spokeshave, cabinet scraper, saw. I also use a shaving horse, chopping blocks, bowl horse, and I'm working on a paring ladder. Axes and adzes are in a box I made to carry them. Gouges and some knives are in a tool roll, chisels on magnetic tool rack, drawknives on rack and hooks. Some knives are sheathed and carried around in a drawstring bag.
    3. I finish many things with walnut or raw linseed oil. Other things are finished with beeswax. Some are a beeswax/oil mix. A friend has just concocted a beeswax/oil mix that's new to me, not sure exactly what's in it but it's the best thing I've ever used. I no longer use mineral oil.
    4. We use many of them. I'll carve something for a specific purpose or wife will see one and tell me "that will be perfect for...", Others are given away. I've sold a few.
    5. I carve pretty much anywhere I can. The oddest place is a photo studio where I freelance 8-10 days/month. Sometimes I spend lots of time waiting for the stylist to do her thing so I'll carve a spoon or something and give it to her or the producer or someone else on set.
    Wife loves for me to carve in the living room or kitchen. She doesn't mind the mess, especially during the cold months when she using the shavings as kindling for the fireplace.
    6. My avatar is a rooster I carved.

    13096363404_6ed86e95eb_c.jpg

    10949987484_7a787a7e68_b.jpg

    11723785594_65209b1074_b.jpg

    FWIW, I admire the carvers who produce multiple items from a pattern. I'm going to try it sometime but I've never done it. I like symmetry but it always seems to escape me. Everything I do is kind of lo-fi, freeform stuff, following the grain and the shape that the wood gives me.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  12. Dimner

    Dimner Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Michigan

    I mainly start a spoon with a standard carving knife. Kind of a wharcliff type profiled blade. For spoon 'bowls' I do as much as I can with a knife with a nice round belly. Then I clean up and work more with just a #5 Ramelson Fishtail Gouge...Sometimes, I dont even need the gouge, but they can be had for 15 bucks and are wonderful. So far, have not yet felt the need for a spoon or hook knife. But that is probably due to the fact that I make smallish stuff.

    I have lotsa tools in my briefcase, but I probably use 5 of them mostly. I was going to get into chip carving and relief carving so there are some tools in there for that. Have not gotten around to it though.
     
    2jka likes this.
  13. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2014
    Messages:
    11,204
    Likes Received:
    28,051
    Location:
    Bogart, GA
    1. A few crosses, 4 spoons so far, pot hooks, basic fire pokers, simple items.
    2. A small carving knife I made or my Farmer. I'm anxiously awaiting my hook knife to arrive from Deepwoods.
    3. Mineral oil.
    4. Most of the crosses I've made have been given away, the 4 spoons I've carved are sitting in the shop. I'm not sure that they are worthy of trading/selling...just yet.
    5. In the shop, on the patio or while in camp.

    spoon.jpg

    spoons3.jpg

    Farmer and cross.jpg
     
    happywanderer likes this.
  14. EddieMullins

    EddieMullins Scout Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2014
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    AR
    There are defintely some talented members here. Great thread. I have a small lot that has been taken over by young cotton wood trees, I may have to go thin them down : ) .
     
  15. Gerald_G

    Gerald_G Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Canada
    I'm restoring an old canoe paddle I found in a shed. After dowels, gluing it back together, and sanding off the old white paint, I decided to decorate it with a carving before applying a finish.
    This may end up preserved under a layer of fiberglass before I'm done.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. dtrego

    dtrego Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    North East Ohio
    Here are a couple that I did - these are my first two. The duck was made of 1x6 pine glued and the bear was a large branch I cut off while hunting. duck.jpg
    bear.jpg
     
    2jka likes this.
  17. Loogaroo

    Loogaroo Guide Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    721
    Location:
    Madera California
    Enjoying the thread. Keep 'em coming!
     
  18. forgeblast

    forgeblast Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    323
    Location:
    Nicholson, PA
    1) what do you carve besides spoons and kuska's?--bowls, spoons, chairs, benches, want to do a paddle,
    2) what tools do you use besides a hook knife? how do you store/carry them? sloyd knives, gouges, twca cam, I make a leather sheaths for them.
    3) what's your favorite food safe finish and non-food safe finish? why? organic cold pressed flax seed oil, it dries to a polymer, mineral oil can wash out, I avoid nut oils since I sell a lot of spoons.
    4) what do you do with all those spoons you carve? sell? give away? use? use and sell I do a lot of craft fairs, have my own website, and etsy.
    5) what's the most random/unique place you carve? really where ever i go I try to find some wood from there and carve it.
    6) feel free to post any pictures of your work. once I get home :)
    chairs.jpg The chair on the left is my great grandmothers, the other two are ones I made this winter.
    bowls.jpg a few bowls with milk paint

    spoons.jpg cherry spoon
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2015
  19. pab1

    pab1 Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,108
    Likes Received:
    7,420
    Location:
    SW Montana
    I didn't see this thread when I started my "New To Carving" thread or I would have just posted here. As my thread stated, I'm new to carving. I started carving about 2 weeks ago and really enjoy it. The first pic shows everything I have carved up to this point, in the order they were carved (left to right). The spoon was carved using an Old Hickory knife and a Mora hook knife. The 4 wood spirits on the left were carved with a set of chip carving knives my dad made. The next 2 were carved with a Flexcut Tri-Jack Pro. I carved "gnome" hats on both of them. The wood spirit on the right was carved using a Flexcut Carvin' Jack and the mini cutting blade on the Tri-Jack Pro. I'm pretty happy with how that one turned out. The extra blades on the Carvin' Jack helped a lot.

    Wood Spirit 2 029.JPG

    Wood Spirit 2 011.JPG
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2015
  20. pab1

    pab1 Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,108
    Likes Received:
    7,420
    Location:
    SW Montana
    Here is my latest wood spirit carving. There was a split where I wanted to carve so I centered the face on it. The first pic is of the face roughed in. Then sanded. And finally carved. This one was also carved with my Flexcut Carvin' Jack and Tri-Jack Pro. The left lower eyelid kept breaking off so it wound up out of proportion to the right eye. The texture of the wood was softer in that area. This piece of wood is about 4'-4" long so I plan on doing several wood spirits on it. Hopefully each one will get better with practice!

    Wood Spirit 2 003.JPG

    Wood Spirit 2 007.JPG

    Wood Spirit 2 013.JPG

    Wood Spirit 2 015.JPG
     
  21. stillman

    stillman Guide Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,692
    Likes Received:
    843
    Location:
    Notlanta
    I don't have any pictures, I was too mad to take them. I was hollowing out a kuksa and found a nail deeply embedded in the wood. The edge on that gouge was perfect. Now I have to get rid of some big divots.
     
  22. renter6

    renter6 Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    189
    Location:
    Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C.
    1) what do you carve besides spoons and kuska's?

    Spreaders, and a few axe handles.

    2) what tools do you use besides a hook knife? how do you store/carry them?

    Plumb side hatchet, short crosscut saw, Mora 106, Helle Nying, a couple of knives made w/ blades from Thompson Knife Supply, especially a short Lauri progressive temper blade. Best edge-holding of any knives I have. I often get a bowl started with a palm gouge.

    Most of these are sheathed, some not. The palm gouge came with a length of clear tubing for a sheath, and my side hatchet has a sheath of shame (cardboard and duct tape). I almost always do the axe work at home, and have a few blanks in a bag with knives, strops, stones, some sandpaper and a bottle of oil.

    3) what's your favorite food safe finish and non-food safe finish? why?

    Raw linseed oil from the health food store for food-safe, and BLO mixed with turpentine for non-food safe. Both seem traditional. I don't know much about finishes.

    4) what do you do with all those spoons you carve? sell? give away? use?

    I give away most of my spoons and seldom carve them for myself to use. Since we had our son two years ago, we've met lots of other parents with cool little kids (now toddlers). I try to have child-sized spoons in stock for birthday presents (when you have kids you end up at a lot of birthday parties for other people's kids!).

    5) what's the most random/unique place you carve?

    Seldom outside of my basement workshop. This makes me sad. When I travel for work I usually take a few spoon blanks to work on.

    6) feel free to post any pictures of your work :)

    A child's spoon from last year:

    [​IMG]

    Another child's spoon:

    [​IMG]

    A pocket spoon I gave to a member on BCUSA (gotta carve another for myself, really like this form!):

    [​IMG]

    I know the thread is for plain old whittlin', not just spoons. There is a wood spirit out there for me, just gotta find it!
     
  23. BushTramp

    BushTramp Team Canada Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    4,393
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    Ontario
    Made this guy a week or two back -he's my tallest to date standing around 6"
    [​IMG]
     
  24. Hales414

    Hales414 Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    Amazing thread. Got some talented folks on here. I carved a little face a while back but kind of hit a roadblock on how to proceed, but here he is. 2015-05-16 00.24.20.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  25. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Awesome work bud it's a cool little spoon.
     
    renter6 likes this.
  26. Gerald_G

    Gerald_G Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Canada
    Here's my latest project, my pine car this year.

    [​IMG]

    and why it's coloured the way it is...

    [​IMG]
     
  27. benjionamission

    benjionamission Therapist Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    402
    Location:
    NorthEast Arkansas
    After viewing this thread and Bush Tramp's bushcraft personalities that he carved, I decided to take a crack at whittling/carving.

    Here is my first "Little Guy" made while following along in the book "Carving The Little Guys" by Keith Randich. It's a great book for the absolute beginner btw. This is my first carving that actually look like anything.

    Al, as I've named him, started as a 1"x1"x2" piece of balsa wood. I wanted to try something very soft for my first one. I carved him using only my SAK. Took me about a hour. I'm hooked!

    image.jpg image.jpg

    Thanks for looking!

    Ben
     
    americanstrat98 and 2jka like this.
  28. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    This was a for the hell of it just for fun carving. Yes aside from the actual hatchet the knives were all used. Mostly the mora

    [​IMG]
     
    2jka likes this.
  29. hdlv

    hdlv Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    New York
    Post your Kolrosing/chip carving

    I don't think there's a thread on this yet so let's see some kolrosing and chip carvings pictures!

    Here's a few to get started (most likely upside down thanks to Mr. iPhone)

    image.jpg
    image.jpg
    image.jpg
     
  30. GGTBod

    GGTBod Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,467
    Likes Received:
    2,982
    Location:
    North East England
    The bow for my bowdrill


    20140722_222902.jpg

    20140722_222909.jpg

    20140722_222915.jpg

    20140722_222923.jpg

    20140722_222929.jpg

    20140722_222935.jpg

    20140722_222954.jpg

    It doesn't have it's eyes anymore as they kept falling out, i've had my eye out for a pair of taxidermist snake eyes but haven't spotted any i like yet
     
  31. hdlv

    hdlv Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    New York
  32. GGTBod

    GGTBod Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,467
    Likes Received:
    2,982
    Location:
    North East England
    Thanks for the high praise it is my first attempt at kolrosing and i haven't had a chance to try it again since. Not really sure of exact timescale as i done it in multiple stages over the space of a week between other carving projects to allow my hands to rest from my main carving knife, estimate about 4-6 hrs in total
     
  33. Chinook

    Chinook Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Northern California
    Now that is awesome!
     
  34. Fixedblade

    Fixedblade 3% Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    8,859
    Location:
    The Old Line State
  35. fotomaker57

    fotomaker57 Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,929
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    SW Missouri
    That is a great job on the snake.
     
  36. GGTBod

    GGTBod Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,467
    Likes Received:
    2,982
    Location:
    North East England
    Would love to see some more examples of this, anybody chipping in?










    Shameless punning :4:
     
  37. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    I'll get some pics during the day tomorrow got a few pieces I've done
     
  38. Bridge

    Bridge Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Had a downed redbud and figured I'd give these trolls a try. Very simple, but very fun 'cause you can make each one different.
    I've got an entire tree to experiment on now

    Alt.(ED)-FSC_0025_01 RS.jpg Alt.(ED)-FSC_0027_01 RS.jpg

    Random fungi of some sort for size reference...
    Thanks for the fun thread, G1
     
  39. Youcantreadinthedark

    Youcantreadinthedark Chaotic Neutral. Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    5,845
    Location:
    VA
    Cross-posting.
    [​IMG]
     
    americanstrat98 and 2jka like this.
  40. Gerald_G

    Gerald_G Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Canada
    Kuksa?, not really. Noggin, ladle, not really sure.

    I found this piece of Diamond Willow along a walking path that was being widened, so it had been cut down.
    I grabbed it and dragged it back to camp.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_willow

    Probably from Salix discolor.

    Here is the large end of the "log".

    [​IMG]

    When I saw that deep diamond, I wondered if I could make it into a kuksa, so I started the carving process.

    [​IMG]

    and here it is ready to go. It is quite small, only holds a bit more than 1/2 cup. A good dipper maybe, or I'll just put it on a shelf and look at it.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  41. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2014
    Messages:
    11,204
    Likes Received:
    28,051
    Location:
    Bogart, GA
    Wow, that is beautiful!
     
  42. T. Pollock

    T. Pollock T's Custom Outdoor Gear Vendor Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    7,089
    Likes Received:
    14,710
    Location:
    TN
    Super cool brother!
     
  43. ANFwoodsman

    ANFwoodsman Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    566
    Location:
    Eastern US
    Whatever you call it - its pretty nice! Great job!
     
  44. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Having a ring like that is something I have yet to try. Maybe later today
     
  45. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut

    Seriously impressive work.
     
    2jka likes this.
  46. Loogaroo

    Loogaroo Guide Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    721
    Location:
    Madera California
    Gerald_G,
    Can you tell me about that little saw?
     
  47. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Man if I didn't know any better I'd almost swear that looks like an sak saw blade.
     
  48. Easy_rider75

    Easy_rider75 Bushwhacker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,394
    Likes Received:
    222
    Location:
    Wander the roads of Connecticut
    Not sure whatcha call it other than a hand helicopter. Recall a separate thread on these but can't find it. Anyways made this mostly with my wood jewel and a bit of my sak hiker. Best part it actually flew lol :4:

    [​IMG]
     
    happywanderer likes this.
  49. Crazysanman

    Crazysanman Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    7,113
    Likes Received:
    7,326
    Location:
    Colorful Colorado
    Git yourself a stick. Find the way it lays the best and carve the bottom so it's flat.

    [​IMG]

    Remove the bark from the first six inches or so:

    [​IMG]

    Make marks for ears, eyes, snout

    [​IMG]

    Make stop cuts and carve from the front sloping down to the back of each section so you have a profile like this. I switched to my T4 Mini Tracker from here on out.

    [​IMG]

    Draw a center line. Draw in some ears and angles for the snout.

    [​IMG]

    Snout angled

    [​IMG]

    Ears carved

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Draw where the front legs will end and carve them.

    [​IMG]

    Round over and blend all parts, carve some claws on the paws, add eyes and a nose.

    [​IMG]

    Now you have a bear crawling out of a hollow log.
     
    happywanderer and 2jka like this.
  50. Gerald_G

    Gerald_G Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Canada

Share This Page