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    First Ball and Claw

    This is my first time ever at trying to carve anything at all, and it turned out to be very stressfull and very enjoyable towards the end on this practice piece. I just purchased my first set of carving tools from Woodcraft, and ordered some basswood off the internet. When the basswood arrived, I left it setting in the shop until I had guts enough to attempt something like this. I have enough basswood to carve about eight more, and then I'll start on some mahogany legs. The instructional videos that I bought from Phil Lowe and Mary May where great. Thanks for looking.

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...2-12151121.jpg
    Rick
    Rick Mellin

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    yikes! great first effort. actually just real nice period.

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    Bravo! Is that a purchased model in the background?
    Ps, praise from Randall is something to be proud about!
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    Very nice indeed, I'm particularly impressed by the quality of the webbing between the toes and the clean line between the webbing and the ball.

    The claws on the tips of the toes could perhaps be slightly more delineated but that is well into personal preference territory.

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    Thanks guys, I promiss I'll work much harder on the next one, and yes that is the model that came along with the video from Mary May.
    Thanks again-Rick
    Rick Mellin

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    Wow looks pretty good to me... I never particularly found basswood that easy to carve

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    Nice job on your first one! Hope to see more.

    Uploaded your pic for you.


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    Could you show us the tools yo used for this job? Awesome first effort!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Mellin View Post
    I just purchased my first set of carving tools from Woodcraft, and ordered some basswood off the internet. When the basswood arrived, I left it setting in the shop until I had guts enough to attempt something like this. I have enough basswood to carve about eight more, and then I'll start on some mahogany legs. The instructional videos that I bought from Phil Lowe and Mary May where great. Thanks for looking.

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...2-12151121.jpg
    Rick

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    I just started to work on the opposite end of the practice block, so here are some pictures of the tools that I've been using.

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...2-28165834.jpg

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...2-28165815.jpg

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...2-28165639.jpg
    Rick Mellin

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