The Coal MinerPart 8 -The Hat Bill from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.
Lynn, I figure how deep the cap was all by myself. At least for my guy. he he Thanks Ginny
Neat technique.....nobody could ever carve a bill that thin, and it is looking so natural. I want to ask you if you ever run into resistance at shows due to the metal and other material attachments and adornments on your carvings. We have a contest every two months at our club, and it was last weekend. I took in a cowboy that I had used low dome tacks to make conchos around his hat band..looked really good to me. The first words out of the mouth of one of the old timers in the club were "You can't put that in the show (meaning this fall, our big show) it has metal on it". Not wanting to argue or any controversy at a meeting I just smiled and said Don't it look pretty? (as an aside, it took first in the intermediate category, voted on by members present at the meeting) I sure like the look that the tacks, reins on horses, etc give, but really don't want a fight at our show this fall. Our rules just say made of wood...so technically they have a point. I just wondered how much push you get at the big shows. I really like this technique and am sure going to use it..will definitely improve my ball caps. BTW..I though this guy changed to a roughneck? How are the oilfield carvings coming?
I like the idea of using the aluminum! I've been using thin rawhide the same way for cowboy head neckerchief slides and refrigerator magnets. (Both have flat backs so you only need a half circle.) Scouts can be pretty rough on those neckerchief slides so you need something that'll hold up. Thanks for the tip.