New to carving, first couple weeks

Joined: May 25th, 2017, 10:43 am

May 25th, 2017, 11:43 am #1

I am from Michigan in the USA. I have been using saws now for about 10 years for firewood. A couple weeks ago decided to try some carving and i enjoy it. Definitely not very good yet but i really hope to improve with time. I have carved toadstool mushrooms and morel mushrooms and tried an owl the other day. Have been selling many mushrooms and find it hard to keep up with orders for them at times. Thats why i havnt had much time to try other things except the one owl. I think Ill struggle with my my work not looking realistic on the artistic end of animals and such. I use Stihl saws. I have:
Ms311 20 inch bar, ms250 18 inch bar, and a ms170 with a 12 inch bar.
Heres some of my carvings:

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Joined: May 25th, 2017, 10:43 am

May 25th, 2017, 12:30 pm #2

I hope the photos worked.
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Joined: May 12th, 2016, 7:49 pm

May 25th, 2017, 7:25 pm #3

Aaron, looks like you have been busy for your first couple weeks. I just started last year and it is an addictive hobby to have. Keep at it. The mushrooms look good..

I am in Minnesota and have had the same deal with the mushrooms. Too many people want one.I have a few more to carve and can finally get back to something I want to carve. I will attach a photo. One thing I have found that people really like is adding numbers or letters to the morel. Initials and addresses anyways. And really not much work to add them in.



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May 30th, 2017, 10:14 am #4

Wow looks great, what protectant did you apply to the one on the right?
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lonnie
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May 30th, 2017, 2:00 pm #5

Where you located fellow Michigander? I am in Harrison. Mushrooms look pretty good, If you can not keep up your too cheap......lol
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May 30th, 2017, 4:07 pm #6

Wow looks great, what protectant did you apply to the one on the right?
Hi Aaron, the ones in the picture are both carved in elm last spring. The one on the right was finished with spar varnish. The one to the left has nothing on it. I ended up finishing that one with TWP clear. The TWP stood up much better over the 1st year. I ended up refinishing both mushrooms this spring and both still look great. I just wanted to see what the difference would be over a year.
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May 31st, 2017, 3:28 pm #7

I in Oakley mi.
Just tried a few eagles this week. Heres the first one,
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May 31st, 2017, 3:29 pm #8

dont know why my pics show up as links. never have issues with other forums
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