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post #1 of 9 Old 12-28-2014, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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First carving ever (Bear)

I always wanted to try carving. My wife likes the chainsaw carved bears and has always wanted one. So I thought I would try to carve a small one first out of basswood.

I think I might like this part of woodworking if I can get decent at it. My short term goal is to get the bear down carving and then try with my chainsaw. All criticisms are welcomed. I did not use a pattern, just did it from scratch and imagination.
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Go away huh. Your off to a good start. Keep it up.
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Go away huh. Your off to a good start. Keep it up.
Thanks I couple of more practice ones and it might be time for the chainsaw to come out
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That's one thing I've never attempted to do is to carve with a chainsaw. I've just used a chainsaw to cut down trees and cut lumber out of a log.
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Chainsaw carving is very cool to me and its pretty amazing what some people can do with it.

Nice bear!
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I too haven't done any chain saw carving stuff, but talent is needed, and practice.

Some say all you do is take all the wood off that doesn't look like a bear, may be a tad more involved than that, huh?

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very cool first carving...can't wait to see what you do with a chainsaw
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Nice job.

I, too, have always wanted to try my hand at carving. Chainsaw? Well, that might be a good way down the line (not ready to venture THAT way....at least not yet ). Saw where some carvers had an Excaliber woodcutting blade on an angle grinder. May look into something like that, first.

But, again - very nice job.
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