Saturday, October 30, 2010

Carving a Cowboy's Horse - Part 2 - Carving The Hoofs

In this one we use the two cutoffs to practice carving a hoof.  Better to make our mistakes on these pieces than on the larger blank.   While the hoofs are the most difficult part of this project, remember you have to carve 4 of them, I think you’ll find that they are really pretty easy to do.   


I apologize for the long gaps between videos but it’s fall and there are are a ton of leaves to rake and that Dayton show is just a couple weeks away. 


  1. First I wanr to thank you for a great anatomy lesson on the horses hoof and lower part of the leg. Second, I want to say rhat I'm relieved that all is well with you and Judy. I seem ro forget that you have a regular life too. Please forgive me. I'm really happy to be doing this, because, I also have my wife doing it.Enjoy your weekend and I hope you have a good showing at the Dayton show. fred k

  2. Work definatly has a habit of getting in the way of fun, and the chores increase exponentially with the size of your property. We go through your area several times a year on I-44 headed to help my mother in Kentucky, and you certainly have a lot of trees to clean up after. Glad to see another installment on the horse, your posts and videos really brighten up my days. Enjoy the fall and I hope you do really well in dayton.

  3. Hello Lynn, I love your carvings and have followed you for a while, you are doing some great things here on the web. This is GaryMc from the Woodcarving Illustrated Forum, we are also friends on Facebook ( Gary R McDaniel). I have put a link to your Blog on my Bolg/website: I would like you to take a look at it and if you like it how about giving me a link here on your blog.
    Thank you!

  4. Lynn and Judy, for those of us who are interested in doing the type of carving that you do so well, I don’t think that you truly realize what a wonderful learning opportunity that you both provide. You cover so many details, that others who do videos ignore, that it gives such great insight into the overall process and subject matter at hand. I believe that we are very fortunate that you have the interest and drive to continue to share with us your knowledge and insights of carving techniques and subject matter. Speaking for myself I’ve become rather addicted to your blog. Sometimes I’ll check in a couple of times a day to see if you have posted anything new and feel a bit of disappointment if there is nothing new. I, like Fred, forget that you have a real life as well. I apologize for getting too anxious at times. Thanks!

    Eugene, OR

  5. I agree RM... thats why I leave a little something in the ol' "TIPS" jar

    Thanks Lynn