Thursday, October 27, 2011

Running Buffalo

I this one might have to wait till the Dayton show but I wrapped him up this morning so will take him along to the OKC show.  He turned out pretty good.  I had my doubts for a while as I had originally planned on him holding a buffalo skull instead of a drum but that idea didn't work out.  Maybe next time.   I did try something new with the drum as I actually made a minature drum with a leather drum head and beater!  I remembered back to when while in  Boy Scouts we made some neckerchief slides out of a piece of thin leather stretched over a section of aluminum pipe.  I took that idea a little farther and used wood instead of the metal.  Just cut the outside diameter and then cut through that to cut the center out and then glued it together.  I wet the leather and then stretched it over the frame and tied it.  Worked out pretty good.  Once it dried it because pretty taunt.
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Looking forward to the OKC show in hopes that there will be a wildlife carver there who can give me some tips on duplicating fur a little better than I did here.  While it looks okay I'm sure it could look better.
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Anyway, hope you like him and there are more photos in the Gallery.

5 comments:

  1. I love it Lynn, Your Indians always have so much character to them. Another great one. Can't wait to see him at Dayton.

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  2. Lynn, I was hoping you would post some pictures of Muy Caliente in the Gallery.

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  3. A great looking piece, he should wow them at OKC. lots f luck at the show, although with your skill level,luck is the last thing involve. Have fun in the big city and at Bricktown.

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  4. Excellent my Friend. And the drum works just great as he'll be singing his spirt songs to Wa-Kon-ton-ka thanking him for guidence during the hunt. Looking forward to seeing it in Dayton.

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  5. Lynn, Great Carving! If you are looking for tips for carving and/or burning fur. Jim Willis at KC Woodcarvers is a good one to talk with. He will be at the Dayton Show too.

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