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I was finely able to get back in the shop today. I have not been there much this month. I have a request for a gnome topper so I did not get much work done on the dog topper I started last month. I am reshaping the dogs face, downsizing it to give me more room to shape the ears I will have to work on it when I can. I need to focus on the gnome right now. I think he will be a fun stick when done. The Gnome is butternut the dog sycamore.

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Gnomes are always a fun project! Butternut is one of my faves to work with, the grain when finished with an oil really pops. Great start Randy keep up the pics!
 

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Hi Randy, hope you have success with your re-work on the dog topper, the ears are always an initial stumbling block and when cutting the blank it is always better to leave more material on in this area. I also know carvers who work with a smaller blank and glue blocks on for the ears to save waste. and has you know I have cut ears off the carving an glued blocks on to re-shape them, it is all a learning curve, even been known to add plasticine to the ears to assess what re-work is required.

The gnome is looking good, keep posting.
 

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Progress on the Butternut gnome topper. Hope to have time to finish it this weekend. Going on a maple staff.

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Looking good Randy! Perhaps a nice oil finish to pop the grain?
 

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Looking good Randy! Perhaps a nice oil finish to pop the grain?
Thanks Mark. I will use tung oil on it and the staff.
 
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Well done :thumbsu: :thumbsu: Did U use the new the new Ram Oz?
 

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Tung oil finish. I will mount him on a Maple staff next week.

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