Beginner in Woodcarving project Assignment

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Hi Alex, the board I use was a little larger then the one you used so I made my own design similar to yours.

Hello Alex. Nice tutorial videos. Is uploading of assignments required to move forward in the course material? Thanks. (Reason for question is — sometimes, due to travel and away from home workshop, it is helpful to continue reading and learning about theory until the next opportunity to practice arises again. Great work on your part! Thank you.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) November 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Hello Bosco,
Uploading assignments required only, if You want to be certified: (Completion of Course).

Hi Alex,
Nice technique with the number 12. I never used it this way before. I learned something new already! This will be awesome!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) February 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Thank You!

This is going to be the top of a pencil box I will make. If it gets good marks ????

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) March 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

Great Idea!

A lot of fun surrendering to the teachings rather than forging ahead saying ‘I got this. I love the way you teach and explain the history of the art! Thanks Alexander Grabovetskiy! I am very excited to be on this jourmey

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) September 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Thank You!

Brilliant just uploaded pictures I will wait for feedback

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) September 1, 2019 at 12:37 pm

It looks great

Hi grabovetskiy loving the course so far. I turned my carving into a box to hold my first carving knife! Awsome project!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) September 1, 2019 at 12:36 pm

I reviewed it and it looks really good! Great job!

My hands are tired, but enjoyed the challenge of the first two lessons.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) December 2, 2019 at 11:11 am

Great job!

I am enjoying your classes. I wish I had watched the curly bird project before completing the first two assignments. As I look back on them, I did way to much ‘touching up’ and did not get the straight clean lines you demonstrated in the curly bird project. I have an artist friend who says ” Make the stroke and walk away!” How do you break the habit of over working a piece?

It’s me again. When I was working on the third assignment I cut through the board in the bottoms of the deeper cuts. How thick is the board supposed to be? I was using a scrap I found in the shop and I think it was too thin or I got carried away with the carving. (This project was the one that looked like a pencil box cover) I am planning to try this project again before I upload the assignment.

I just uploaded the box lid assignment. Really enjoyed the process!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) April 28, 2020 at 1:42 pm

Great Job!

Hi, I am Vyomini Thakur, I joined your course yesterday by goodmanswood (SANDEEP THAKUR), I am India, student 12 Standard from India, unable to find Balsa wood as described by you, at Amazon, it’s very very expensive as its being imported in India. Please suggest any other wood that is soft and can be hand-carved and easily available in Delhi, India.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) June 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

Thank You for joining. As far as I know Sheeshan wood is good for carving. It grows in north India.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) June 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

It is also known as Shisham wood -Dalbergia sissoo, known commonly as North Indian rosewood, is a fast-growing, hardy deciduous rosewood tree native to the Indian Subcontinent

I didn’t have a big enough piece so I did it at 1/3 Scale. The piece I used was 2-3/4 inches by 6-1/2. It was difficult to do on such a small scale but I think it turned out fairly well

I will wait for review.

Correction it was 1-1/2 x 6

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) October 1, 2021 at 9:54 pm

Great job!

Hello Alexander; I have uploaded by second sample, now that I understand how to upload I will go back if i can and upload the first. this sample is was a great learning experience, of course the sample clears shows my the mistakes form which my learning came, especially my poor design. that said, I’m pressing on, thanks to your excellent videos.

Good afternoon Alex,
I just submitted my first attempt at the design, it was a pleasure going through the process and making the cuts.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) December 15, 2022 at 3:59 pm

Great job!

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