Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Just Needs a Hat

This little Country Hound really does just need a hat now before I can say that the roughing-in portion is complete.  Of course, all of the detail is ahead of me in order to really bring out his personality.  After the hat is roughed in, I’ll probably begin the rough in of his rocking chair just so that I’ll know the basic fit of everything before the detail gets carved in.

So, since my last post, this little guy has acquired a second ear as well as a second rear leg.  The leg had to wait until I was sure on the placement of the banjo.  Both the second ear and the leg went in with the same fashion as I outlined in the previous post…some lead “pencil” rubbed on the body of the carving and then some repeated fitting and removal of the lead marks on the leg and ear.  Everything is just placed together right now with a glue gun, so it will be a simple matter to remove these pieces and add the detail that I want later on and then use the same lead-mark-removal method to get the final tight fit.

Oh…and for those worrying about my house chores…I also painted three windows this weekend ( just in case Peggy is reading this post ).

Hope you enjoy the photos.





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3 thoughts on “Just Needs a Hat

  1. It really looks different after adding the ears,this little hound has character already,the photos are great and I’m enjoying watching the progression of your work and im sure Peggy will be pleased to know you are not slacking on your household duties 😉


  2. Cheryl Caro on said:

    Looking good. I can’t wait to see it all come together. I’m glad you can squeeze a few windows in. 😃


  3. Yep, it’s coming along nicely…lots of fun. I actually like painting windows too and I think Peggy knows it.


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