Monday, May 14, 2012

Nose Job To Save A Carving!

We have all learned to "block in " a carving before we attempt any detail.  Blocking in takes some time, and can represent some investment beyond time.  This reality, plus a frugality that may be present in all older carvers means we will go to all extremes to save a carving.  Save a carving from what?  When "detailing" a carving have you ever cut off its nose?  I carve a lot of Santa ornaments and pins.  Some times I get in a hurry and my knife slips and off goes the nose.  Throw it away and start over?  Never!  I keep a bunch of round wood beads and Super Glue handy for such an occasion.

OK! So he kinda looks like Santa with a clown nose......

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