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Every year I try to stretch myself in my woodworking skills to make something new for my wife for Valentine's day. this year I decided to dabble in sculptural carving. For the full build video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-U-AMbS-cE

Tools Needed

Carving Chisel Set: http://amzn.to/2kf8Wjb

Dovetail Saw: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/veritas-doveta...

Bench Chisel Set: http://amzn.to/2i26mzX

Long-nosed marker: http://amzn.to/2lExV1e

Coping saw: http://amzn.to/2kCe68X

Carving Knife: http://amzn.to/2kNqwvI

Supplies Needed

Basswood used: http://amzn.to/2kBypUe

Boiled Linseed Oil: http://amzn.to/2hPEUVO

Step 1: Draw Out Pattern

I found a picture of what I wanted to try to make online and printed it out. Next, I freehand drew out what I wanted with a pencil untell I got the shape the way I wanted it. then I finalized the shape with a sharpie.

<p>Nice simple instructions with tips!</p>
<p>very nice</p>
thanks!
Beautiful ????????
<p>Thanks ????????</p>
<p>This is a really good guide! What is the thing you made? I looks pretty good, but I was wondering what it is.</p>
It is just an artistic sculpture to give my wife for Valentine's day. love the k-nex logo. a lot of years spent with those.
<p>I like it! It would probably take lots of work to make that shape, because carving the middle looks hard. </p>
<p>it is not that hard. you just need to take it step by step.</p>
<p>That's really sweet! Awesome Valentines' Day present :)</p>
<p>thanks! This was a fun one. and she loves it. So that is what matters.</p>

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