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    Posted: 05 Jan 2019 at 5:04pm
Hello folks
 
My Christmas carving project is finished depicting the Arthurian legend of Merlin.
 
It is carved from a piece of Alder and measures approx. 5 x 5 x 7"
 
Your thoughts and comments are most welcome.
 
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David
 
 
 
 
 
 
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For me, I see knowledge in his eyes.  Remarkable work.  Good choice of woods. 
The cowl of his cloak folds so well.
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Great carving, David!  I also think the folds are great.  The eyes are very well done!

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excellent work the fine detail in such a small piece as well as the finish is first class he looks so real .

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Originally posted by Robson Valley Robson Valley wrote:

For me, I see knowledge in his eyes.  Remarkable work.  Good choice of woods. 
The cowl of his cloak folds so well.

Hi Robson Valley

Thank you for your poignant comments, I feel I have battled long and hard with this piece. The shroud certainly cut down my carving angles!

Thank you for taking the time to reply and I am really pleased you like this carving.

Great to hear from you again Smile

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Originally posted by Claude Claude wrote:

Great carving, David!  I also think the folds are great.  The eyes are very well done!

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Hi Claude great to hear from you Smile

Thank you for your comments. I tried doing the eyes slightly different from my last carving. I found it more difficult but think the overall effect is better, so hopefully worth the effort!

Thank you for taking the time to reply.

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Originally posted by Ian Thorn Ian Thorn wrote:

excellent work the fine detail in such a small piece as well as the finish is first class he looks so real .

Ian

Hello Ian 

Many thanks for taking the time to reply.

It probably would have been easier carving in a bigger scale! Smile

I'm kind of getting used to this scale now as it's easier to find the correct size of wood without laminating several pieces together.

Good to hear from you.

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Originally posted by Jack-In-The-Green-1 Jack-In-The-Green-1 wrote:

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It probably would have been easier carving in a bigger scale! Smile

I'm kind of getting used to this scale now as it's easier to find the correct size of wood without laminating several pieces together.

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David:  See if you can find a local supplier of firewood and ask if he'll sell you a piece before he splits it up.  You might be able to do life-sized busts that way without laminating...

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That is brilliant David, the carving detail is first class. Well done.
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He looks ready to speak! lovely work
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Originally posted by sammysam sammysam wrote:

That is brilliant David, the carving detail is first class. Well done.
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Many thanks for your kind words, I'm really pleased that you like it.
 
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He looks ready to speak! lovely work
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Hello again Ron
 
Good to hear from you and thanks for your comment - perhaps he is about to cast a spell Smile
 
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waow waow waow, excellent work
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Many Thanks JJF
 
I trust you are well.
 
I guess you must be coming to the end of your Padre carving soon?  It always feels like the end of a journey when they come to completion.
 
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The end is near, indeed.
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