Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This makes about the 4th or 5th time I've done one of these characters and they always seem to be the first to leave the ranch. This time I fired up the propane torch, told the Grandkids to stand back, and proceeded to burn up his hat to the point that the entire crown went up in smoke. Had to cut an opening for his right ear the a few drops of epoxy held everything in place. I use some of the left over epoxy to give him several blisters on the top of his head.
Anyway, hope you like him and I'll look forward to your comments. More photos in the Gallery album.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
If you can remember back a while, I did his head in a WCI forum post about "How Long Did This Take" thread where someone carved the head of a devilish figure. To turn it into Crusty I just whittled off the points of the ears and there he was.
I know a lot of you are waiting for the next Gabby video. It will be a while yet as the Grandkids will be here till the first week of September. Anyway, hope you like this krusty fella and your comments are welcome as always.
Friday, August 13, 2010
It might be a while before we're able to add another segment in the video series as our Granddaughters are arriving from Bahrain tomorrow and they've gone a whole year without any serious teasing so I have some catching up to do. Also, my Mom will be celebrating her 95th Birthday in a couple weeks and with the associated reunion relatives will be coming out of the woodwork. Hopefully that won't include my Basswood supply, it's already low.
As always, we appreciate your continued interest in the Blog and always look forward to your comments and questions.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Up next will be the hat which should be fun as I think the hat will make the carving truly the character we’re trying to capture. As always, comments are welcome and if you have a question just drop me a comment.
Friday, August 06, 2010
We’re back from Minnesota and ready to pick up where we left off. With this segment we finish the eyes, whittle a little on the ears and then move to the mustache and beard. We’ll wrap up the head in the next post and then move on to the body of the bust saving the hat till the last. If you have any questions just drop a comment and I’ll try to answer them.