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I am making my daughter a sign for her birthday. She got a standard poodle three months ago so that will be the theme. How would you route the rough edges which is the dogs hair? Of coarse I could not carve the hair and go straight but the hair would look nice. So I would like y'alls opinion.

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How about possibly doing an outlined poodle such as this one or I can find you something more a lil' challenging.
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How about possibly doing an outlined poodle such as this one or I can find you something more a lil' challenging.
Bobby I am going to outline the poodle as you suggest. What I am wanting to know is what is the best way to carve the irregular edges that looks like the poodles hair. I thought about going around the outside with a V bit then go back and do the hair with a veining bit. I am just not sure what would be the best way.

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If you have some scrap pieces laying around I would try it a couple different ways and see what looks best. Every individual has a different eye to things. Let me know what you decide. Looking forawrd to seeing it completed. Check your PM box gonna leave you my number give me a call and we can discuss it over the phone if you like...

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How about trying a flap sanding disc on an angle grinder. I do a lot of my carving with them.
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If you have a scroll saw consider doing the dog in intarsia. Take a picture and blow it up to the size you want - emphasize the main features with a fine felt pen- run many copies off- temporary glue them to the pieces of wood that will immitate the dogs color and cut them out to fit together. Its time consuming but not that hard to do if you are patient. Here is a plaque of a dog I did for a friend recently mostly out of Holly with a bit of ebony and pink ivory.
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If you have a scroll saw consider doing the dog in intarsia. Take a picture and blow it up to the size you want - emphasize the main features with a fine felt pen- run many copies off- temporary glue them to the pieces of wood that will immitate the dogs color and cut them out to fit together. Its time consuming but not that hard to do if you are patient. Here is a plaque of a dog I did for a friend recently mostly out of Holly with a bit of ebony and pink ivory.
Dennis I don't have a scroll saw.

Let me say how ever that your work is beautiful. I just love it.

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I am making my daughter a sign for her birthday. She got a standard poodle three months ago so that will be the theme. How would you route the rough edges which is the dogs hair? Of coarse I could not carve the hair and go straight but the hair would look nice. So I would like y'alls opinion.

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I would use my profile bit to cut the outline of the dog. Then I'd use my 90° bit to cut out the dog.....same as if I were cutting out the cloud background.

I used that technique to make the pigs in this sign.

Good luck using whichever technique you choose.....and post pictures of the sign when finished.

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I'd do as Frank suggested for the main body and then go back with the SC50 fine detail bit to add the hair using a lot of short strokes close together. The SC50 bit could be set for a very shallow cut (<1/16"). And, as Bobby Lee suggested, practice on a piece of scrap first.
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