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Hello all. I started this carving this morning and am working though the roughing out stages. I dropped it on the floor and busted off the right foot. So while it is glue up and drying I decided to do a little WIP posting. Here are some quick shots of the first stages of the rough in. At this point just knives and a large Vtool have been used. This particular pattern is from a very old carving by the Swedish carving family of Trygg. There was the father and several sons. They were very well known for there flat plane swedish style of carving. Flat plane carving uses large bold cuts and much of the detail is painted on. This is not a flat plane tutorial however, I am carving this as I would attack any other band saw blank. A couple pics of the original Trygg carving which is dated about 1957 I believe.

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that is really neat,wish i had the talent for that i really enjoy looking at your carvings.keep them comming.


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Hi Corey,

You're not supposed to drop them until your finished

Looks like you have another masterpiece in the making. Looking forward to seeing it when you are done.
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Thanks Guys. Bob, I was lucky it was a clean break and it glued back on fine. You won't be able to tell when it is carved. Here are a few more shots of roughing out the back side of the jacket. Still just knife work and a 3/8 V-tool at this point. Time for a nap!

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So you make the poor guy stand there looking at all those knives!!! That is heartless!!
Corey I too really enjoy your work, How did you get started and did you pick it up on your own or did you learn from someone with experiencd? What kinds of knives etc. do you use? I could ask lots more questions but I will give you a break.

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Thank you Xplorx4. I appreciate that. Well.... actually I wanted to learn woodburing and got one for Christmas 2007. I messed around with it a little but about that time Bob Noles here ( our favorite moderator ) was looking at carving stuff and showed me the Woodcarving Illustrated forum. One thing led to another and in Feb 2008 I got some basic carving tools and there yah go I was into it head over heels. So it is Bob Noles fault
There is a guy on Youtube who has posted numerous beginners videos and I carved a little boot as my first project. YouTube - whittler0507's Channel
It's the one in the corner on my website. Carved several other little projects with Gene and just started carving projects from books etc.
I have about 20 different knives from various makers. They are dedicated fixed blade woodcarving knives, made by woodcarvers themselves. I have about 5 or six knives that I use a lot. Several from Mike Shipley: Ozark County Characters Home Excellent knives. I also use a Gil Drake Knive for a lot of detail: Flat Handle Standard Detail Knife
Different knives have different purposes or at least for me, I use them to do different things or particular cuts. I also have a couple handmade knives that are a real favorite from a guy down in Tennesee, they are fairly flexible and I can use them almost like a gouge. That is what I used on the back of the hobo. Otherwise I have a mix of Ramelson, Denny, Gil Drake, Henry Taylor palm tools. Thanks for the interest.

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Hi Corey,

As usual, you've done a wonderful job my friend.

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Thanks Ken for the kind words, I appreciate it.

Here are the final pics for today. I have tweaked the back side a little more. Introducing a couple of gouges into the carving at this point. Next I will finish the arms except for wrinkle details, set the hands into the pockets properly, rough in the shoes and finish pants all except the wrinkle detail. Separate the jacket from the shirt and set the collar in place. When all of that is done, then I will start roughing in the head and face.

The tools used so far as shown in the photo from left to right, Alan Goodman 1 3/8 straight knife, Mike Shipley 1 3/4 Detail, Alan Goodman 1 1/2 upsweep knife, 2 Cherries 10mm V-tool, Gil Drake #2 5/8" Gouge, Denny #7 - 3/4 inch.

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You've just gone from nice to lovely to great to terrific to amazing and now you're at brilliant Corey.

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