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SparrowHawk7
08-16-2016, 01:56 PM
Here's a carving I did a few years ago out of basswood. I no longer have him but I recall him being about 6" long and 1.5" wide standing about 3" tall (plus tail). His legs are really bowed. He's mounted on a burl block. I painted him with watercolors (I think) ... I'm old .. I forget ... I hope my cats will forgive me ...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2016/61266-dogDSCN1983_46.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2016/61266-dogDSCN1984_45.JPG

Yorky
08-16-2016, 04:04 PM
He;s wonderful Ken.

Doug

SparrowHawk7
08-16-2016, 04:18 PM
Thanks Doug .. he was fun to do. I was bored at my shop one day and started carving (an advantage to owning the place). The customers found it entertaining as well. I can't remember who I gave it to though ... I don't remember a lot of things ... sigh ...

Do you ever go into a room and then wonder what you're doing there? Sigh.

Olaf
08-16-2016, 04:54 PM
Nice work, Ken . . very nice . . :thumbsup:

As for memory, unless you're as old as I am, it gets worse . . my memory these days is in a little, spiral notepad . . :(

SparrowHawk7
08-16-2016, 05:26 PM
Thanks John ... thanks a lot for reminding me that things get worse as well. So optimistic ... sigh ... :lol:

Mike L
08-16-2016, 06:39 PM
Maybe this forum's name should be changed to:

Grumpy, Whiny, Old Men

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

SparrowHawk7
08-16-2016, 09:02 PM
This has become one of my favorite graphics ... I get a lot of mileage from it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2016/61266-pfft.jpg

:lol: :lol: :lol:

birdhs
08-16-2016, 09:45 PM
ok...so now I am on the space where I was supposed to type
wonder why?
scrolling up I found a really ggggggreaaaaat doogie
yeah

that's why I was heer. hare.hear.harr.
oh ya I forgot agin

jennaboo88
08-29-2016, 11:31 PM
Ken, this is as cute as can be! I've finally had a bit of time to explore the new forum, and though I don't really work in wood, I've been so impressed by everything here.

I've known three different beagles, and you've captured the hound dog so well with this whimsical piece. Well done! :clap:

SparrowHawk7
08-30-2016, 04:33 AM
Thanks guys. He was fun to carve although getting his legs bowed was a bit tricky due to the grain .. but it was necessary for the caricature to work out right.

selectedgrub
09-01-2016, 03:20 AM
I like it.
It wood be nice to see in raw.

SparrowHawk7
09-01-2016, 07:51 AM
Thanks ... unfortunately I have no photos of the piece before it was painted and now its sold. When I did this one I slipped into "the zone" and lost all track of time. When that happens I don't think about taking progress photos and with small pieces I tend to stay zoned out till they're done. In the future I'll try to take more breaks so I can take some progress photos.

pa-paw
09-13-2016, 09:48 AM
Your little Beagle is a very handsome piece, Ken. Ive never owned a Beagle, but have had the Basset Hounds whos only talents are sleeping and eating.:)

SparrowHawk7
09-13-2016, 10:20 AM
Thank you. These days I have cats who have the same talents as your Bassett with the possible exception that they ignore me most of the time - except of course, when it's time to eat. :lol:

MKathleen
11-23-2016, 12:54 PM
Aww your doggie is just so cute and well done