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Old 02-24-2012, 02:26 PM
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Hi, having a little fun with these branch roosters it gives me a brake from more serious portrait carving. I guess you could say the hardest part is finding the right fork in the branch. Yogy say if you come to a fork , take it lol. I've only done these 3 so far. The only trouble I'm having is cutting the tail thin enought to curl right. they are nice little stress brealers, thanks for lookin.

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Those are cute Feb. I recall reading about a little sharpening detail in the Whittling guide page 51. May be the little trick your looking for.
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I have made several of these roosters in the past, and I had the same trouble with the curling of the tail. Then I reread Chris's book and it was pretty easy after that. I also noticed that it mattered with the dryness of the branches.

By the way looks pretty good for a beginning.
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Darn cute they are and now the missus saw em.....damn!
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Those are neat!
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Well cool

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Thanks guys I've been away for the wk. end so this is the first chance I had to read your comments. I think on the tails I have to lay the knife flat and not dig in so far then the strips will be thinner and curk easier.

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Those roosters are really something to crow about!
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Hi Feb,

I would love to do these with the 6th graders.
Here are examples of the things they could do:
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(on left is teachers on right is 5th graders)
What kind of wood did you use?

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Great carvings Feb. Keep up the good work.
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