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I was stuck in the house today with a Knee issues. I got my grandson to go the the shop and bring me a 2'x 2 'x 8" block of butternut. I have a great little carving apron that catches all the chips while i sit in my chair and carve. Roughed out what will be a mountain man topper when it is done. Saw a little football, and Iced the knee.

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Could be. It is a good looking mountain man:)
 

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I sympathise with your knee just about recovered with mine, gave it a nasty twist and was inactive for 6 weeks. Like the apron, does it have an inbuilt stiffenner to hold in a catching position?

The mountain man is looking good he will stand proud on top of a shank/pole.
 

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I sympathise with your knee just about recovered with mine, gave it a nasty twist and was inactive for 6 weeks. Like the apron, does it have an inbuilt stiffenner to hold in a catching position?
The mountain man is looking good he will stand proud on top of a shank/pole.
This is the apron. If someone in the family sew's would not be to hard to make one
 

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don't know if I could get away with carving in the house. I get the quick eye over when I have been in the workshop on coming in the back door. One thing I always seem to forget is to stamp my shoes to knock the sawdust off .Its the rubberised door mat gives me away it just leaves my footprints .so always leave a pair of slippers there now to change into.
 

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The rule is that I can carve, NOT sand, with the apron and in one area that will be cleaned when I am done.By me. And only when there is a reason I can't use the shop.
 

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Had some time to get a little more done on this topper.
 

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Roughing in the hair and beard today.
 

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Topper coming along nicely, a good candidate for the oil paint staining finish as previously posted. Thanks for the info on the carvers apron all I need to do now is whip up some enthusiasm from her indoors to make one, (less mess should be a good incentive)
 

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Basic carving done.just final clean up. I am going to use a small burr to texture the hair on the cap then shape and fit the base to a hiking staff before finishing with tung oil;.

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