Saturday, December 25, 2010

Carving A Cowboy’s Horse – Part 14 – The Final Touches

This is the last video of this project and in it we apply the final touches which will bring our horse alive in a scene where he’ll look right at home.   As I’ve said before the presentation of a piece is just as important, and sometimes more important, as the carving itself.   I think this is a good example of that.  Just a little extra work and a few minor tweaks have turned a simple carved horse into an impressive scene that easily stands above any that might be close by.   It’s the old “Elephant in the room” theory:  You just can’t ignore it!

Hard Luck Horse Ranch 001

So, I hope you enjoyed following along and I hope you’re as satisfied with your result as I am with mine.   As always, your comments are welcomed and appreciated.


  1. Merry Christmas to my Oklahoma carving buddy and spouse!!! Thanks for the video series, you give us inavluable instruction, but more give us hope that someday we too can carve something well and that we can be proud to show off. You will probablly never be able to understand how special we think you are for putting forth all this effort for our benifit for nothing more in return than our gratitude, and we thank you for it.

  2. Great series Lynn. Really enjoyed it. I like the last line on the sign the best.
    Merry Christmas

  3. Kudos to you and the Mrs. for presenting one super video series. I, like Kent, cannot express the gratitude & appreciation I have for your sharing of your knowledge, technique(s), and philosophy of carving no matter the subject we're doing. And what made this series even more special was the placing of the carving in a scene that completed the entire project. Thank you my friend, and may the New Year be as prosperous and rewarding as ever for you both.

  4. Thank you Lynn and Judy for the countless hours that you both spent on this project. I would have never attempted this on my own, and now my niece will reap the reward. Lynn, I know I say this all of the time, but your are truly the best.I've learned so much from you. I wish both of you the happiest New Year, and let you know that you have started the New Year for me with a bang. Thank you. fred k