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brindlehounds
Posted: Apr 20, 2005 at 10:13 AM - brindlehounds's 379th post Copy Link
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Its early days yet, but I think the profile so far looks vaguely familiar.....?

Fingers crossed.......! I'm nervous because he's never met a greyhound before (let alone carve one!). Luckily the dogs have been very cooperative when he needs them LOL

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Posted: Apr 20, 2005 at 10:21 AM - shalea's 3rd post Copy Link
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Like the lines of it so far!!

-Shalea (Larson's person)

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Angela's Pinnochio? Grin Grin

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Posted: Apr 20, 2005 at 6:04 PM - nnracers's 111th post Copy Link
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Angela,

Who is that under the mask? DH?

Looks like the sculpture is shaping up.

Bob

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Posted: Apr 20, 2005 at 6:52 PM - brindlehounds's 381st post Copy Link
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ROFL! You think I'd let my DH loose with a chainsaw?... chainsaw Not likely!

Sculpture progressed a lot further since I took that photo this morning. It gets covered up when he leaves though to protect it from sun and rain, so I have to remember to take pics while he's working on it.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2005 at 7:25 PM - Broodmama's 67th post Copy Link
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Angela, are you keeping secrets? I am guessing you had a tree that needed to be removed and decided to make into a piece of greyhound art!!! And just where is this sculpture located? Can't wait for future progress reports!


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brindlehounds
Posted: Apr 20, 2005 at 7:56 PM - brindlehounds's 383rd post Copy Link
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Becky - correct - we had a big ash in our yard that was sick and it got taken down last summer (unfortunately all the ashes round here seem to be dying). We got the tree surgeon to leave a big stump with the plan to turn it into a sculpture (a greyhound, what else Tongue).

I'll post more progress next week after Monday's work!

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Oh, I can't wait to see your progress next week. That is exciting!

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brindlehounds
Posted: Apr 26, 2005 at 1:23 PM - brindlehounds's 387th post Copy Link
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This week's progress - he's taking shape!

The pillar of wood under the nose is staying for the time being to provide support for the head while the hand-chiselling takes place, then it will get sawn out.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2005 at 7:14 PM - nnracers's 119th post Copy Link
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Really shaping up nicely.

Just think if it was closer to the ground what your two males could do with it!!

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Posted: May 9, 2005 at 12:34 AM - Broodmama's 69th post Copy Link
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Angela, it is fantastic!!! How did you go about finding someone who could carve with a chain saw? I am guessing you didn't find him the Yellow Pages! I am anxiously looking forward to seeing the finished sculpture!


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brindlehounds
Posted: May 9, 2005 at 11:00 AM - brindlehounds's 393rd post Copy Link
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The tree surgeon who came and did some work for us a year ago said he knew someone who did carvings so I looked him up. He also does ice carvings with the chainsaw in the wintertime!

Here's the next stage. The big chunk of wood has come out, and the ears have been carved. Here Justin is working on the front legs and paws.

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Posted: May 9, 2005 at 12:44 PM - nnracers's 124th post Copy Link
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The sculpture is fantastic.Looks like it is almost complete?

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Posted: May 9, 2005 at 9:34 PM - Broodmama's 73rd post Copy Link
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Thanks so much for the update! Justin is really talented. Does he use any other carving tools besides the chain saw? About how many hours has the sculpture taken to date?


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Posted: May 11, 2005 at 8:47 AM - brindlehounds's 394th post Copy Link
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As a rough guess I would say around 40 hours work? He does sculptures in lots of different media - check out http://www.elwindesigns.com/about.htm. I love the bit about the kids and the sandcastles!

So here's the finished hound before he got weather-proofed!

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Posted: May 11, 2005 at 8:58 AM - brindlehounds's 395th post Copy Link
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Here's the finished beast!

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Posted: May 11, 2005 at 2:07 PM - Broodmama's 74th post Copy Link
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Stunning...amazing!!! I love the details! Did he use a photo as a model? Was Ginger the inspiration? It does appear to be a girl statue after all! Wink naughty

I also love the "brindled" effect, the exposed wood grain creates.


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Posted: May 11, 2005 at 2:17 PM - shalea's 5th post Copy Link
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Wow, that turned out NICE!!

-Shalea

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Posted: May 11, 2005 at 6:46 PM - nnracers's 125th post Copy Link
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Absolutely beautiful.

Bob

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brindlehounds
Posted: May 12, 2005 at 7:56 AM - brindlehounds's 397th post Copy Link
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Glad you all like it - I'm pleased with it!

Broodmama, May 11 2005 at 02:07:12
Stunning...amazing!!! I love the details! Did he use a photo as a model? Was Ginger the inspiration? It does appear to be a girl statue after all! Wink naughty


We worked from a number of photos and then my three were used for a lot of the details, especially OU as he was the most cooperative! Many of the features are actually chunkier than real life otherwise they would have been too delicate for an outdoor wood carving.
Trust you to notice the lack of 'parts' LOL. I have always considered the carving to be a boy but by the time I realised we hadn't discussed any dangly bits it was too late to add them in LOL. So perhaps I'll come round to the idea that its a girl instead!

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Posted: May 12, 2005 at 8:01 PM - jcsperson's 109th post Copy Link
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Very cool!

What would you call that coloring---red brindle?

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