Sunday, May 6, 2012

3 - Inch Gnome - Tutorial C

OOPS  I got ahead of myself.  I got carried away whittling the Gnome, and did too many steps, without stopping to take photographs.  I'll put up a photo,  plus a description of the actual smaller steps.  Sorry, but some times I just get carried away when whittling.....

Make a stop cut in front of the ears to extend the beard line up to the bottom of the hat.

Remove a sliver of wood in front of the ear up to the stop cut.

Make stop cut at the pocket line, and remove a sliver of wood down to this stop cut.

Make a stop cut to define the top of the mustache, and remove a sliver of wood down to this stop cut.  (NOTE: This stop cut can be a rather tight arc/curve, and may test your knife's tip.  The Murray/Mertz detail knife is up to this task, I'm happy to report.)

Make a stop cut to define the bottom of the mustache.  Use the knife to remove slivers of wood up to this stop cut.




3 comments:

Russell Wagner said...

beautiful gnome I cant wait to start carving it. Thank you so much for the pictures and the tutorial.
Rusty Wagner

Russell Wagner said...

thank you so much for the pictures and the tutorial
Rusty Wagner

Russell Wagner said...

thank you for the pictures and the tutorial
Rusty Wagner