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Swooping a good basset hound stick for his wife could be tricky I would get some good photos of her 1st and check her teeth and temperament lol

nice project gloops haven't seen any basset hounds done .Basic shape coming along well
 

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Will it go on a short stocky shank Gloops? :) Nicely shaped. What are the dominions?
 

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Great start! Been thinking about doing a hound myself.

Got a few one liners rolling around in my head about the stick for wife, but as this is a classy forum I'll keep them to myself........
 

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Not that classy. I'm here.

Teeth can be fixed, temperament not so much.

Should be a fun project-the hound, not the wife.

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the wife may be a great project as long as she dosnt growl / snarl :devil: not sure that I would want two of them ?
 

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Will it go on a short stocky shank Gloops? :) Nicely shaped. What are the dominions?
The shank will be my standard 45" long and the head size is approx 3' nose to back of head, 2 1/2" across ears (at present) and

3 1/2 " tall. Lime.
 

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Some time in the shop yesterday after looking at my rough out and thinking I must have had a senior moment or been thinking about the wife (LOL) when wielding the power tool it seemed to me that the ears were not long enough (measure twice cut once), addaed a bit of plasticine to give a better visual.

Head Art Wood Creative arts Artifact Jaw Toy Creative arts Art Artifact

Chopped the ears on bandsaw and added materiai for a rework

Wood Creative arts Artifact Art Snout Wood Creative arts Artifact Art Snout Wood Natural material Beige Art Tool Sleeve Creative arts Wood Beige Art Wood Gas Artifact Trunk Metal Toy Creative arts Artifact Art Natural material

Now to sort the ears out.
 

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Nice fix Gloop. I often with I had measured three time.
 

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looks better nice rework job. I often use plasticine for visuals

another good project interesting to follow . where did you get your research pics from
 

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looks better nice rework job. I often use plasticine for visuals

another good project interesting to follow . where did you get your research pics from
First port of call is Google Images and then on to specific subject sites, also keep my eyes open at car boot sales for reference material, books or good detail models/ornaments. I have also in the past been cheeky if I have seen a good looking dog and asked the owners if I could take a few pics, most oblige.
 

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Well shaped and proportioned Gloops. I a book on dogs patterns a few weeks ago. but I am disappointed in it. The patterns are not as well detailed as I thought the would be.

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Well shaped and proportioned Gloops. I a book on dogs patterns a few weeks ago. but I am disappointed in it. The patterns are not as well detailed as I thought the would be.
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Have had that problem in the past, I now make all my own patterns on my iPad using photographs taken from camera, pictures, models, ornaments, in fact just been out to a garden centre and the had a good selection animal ornaments for home or garden and a couple spotted my eye so whilst I was looking I took my mandatory 3 views to make a pattern from, these are one of the dogs
Dog Vertebrate Dog breed Working animal Carnivore Plant Fawn Trunk Wood Fungus Plant Trunk Wood Fungus Polyporales
Will probably only use 2 side & plan view to make pattern for sticking on block.
The patterns are made using Sketchbook Pro iPad app.
 

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I have done the same with Santa's. One of my goals this year is to improve my ability to carve different expressions both with animals and human faceses.
 
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Had a bit more time in the shop so more progress, reduced thickness of ears and general tidy up, and completed texturing

Hat Mushroom Yellow Terrestrial plant Headgear Dog Vertebrate Blue Toy Working animal Jaw Wood Bone Sculpture Finger Mushroom Wood Natural material Ingredient Cuisine Head Human body Jaw Sculpture Artifact Sleeve Fawn Sculpture Artifact Wood Head Toy Working animal Dog breed Sculpture Jaw Gesture Finger Creative arts Toy

This is the diamond burr I use for Hair.

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you have given him that droopy look that a basset has nice one

its coming on very well

it will look good mmounted on a shank.

your friend will be pleased with it.
 

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looks great. I am interested to see how the seam on the ears looks after the paint work
 

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Well done Gloops. Your captured the basset look well. I used the same kind of burr on hair in the passed also.
 
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