The wife and I went on the local garden club's Garden Walk last weekend.
Seemed at every garden we looked at there was at least one garden gnome statue. Got me to thinking the wizard stick I just finished is very similar to a garden gnome. The main difference I could see between the wizard in the video I followed and a garden gnome is the gnomes I saw had ears. Attached are pics of the gnome I started today.
It doesn't carve too awful bad, lots of shaping with the Dremel sanding drum and small slices with the knife to avoid chipping. Been using a lot of pine as it was cheap, as in free. I got a whole pick up truck load of 2x4's and 2x6's from my G-son's scaffold yard. I pick through them to find some relatively knotless wood to whittle on.
I did found a couple pieces of back cherry yesterday in the clean up piles from Monday's storms. Next project out of cherry perhaps.
Your gnome is looking good. You may need to give the cheery some drying time or it may check or crack on you. As a rule of thumb green wood should air dry 6 to 8 mounths. You can seal the ends with some paint.
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