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Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Fitting the Ears

Did a bit of carving today on the little Basset’s ears.  Although it’s officially the Fall, we’re still getting beautiful summer weather here in Kingston.  I’m not complaining a bit as I’m also finishing up some painting outside.  So far, I’ve painted three exterior doors and two garage doors.  I did get a bit of a break in that I was going to paint the aluminum decorative shutters on the house but once I took them down to clean them…Peggy and I agreed that the house looked nice without them!  So, no need to paint them…now that’s a treat!

I followed my normal pattern of fitting the ears by first cutting out a block of basswood about the overall size of the ears.  Then, by rubbing some pencil lead against the carving and leaving an impression on the mating part, I slowly carved the ears to fit the contour of the head and arms nicely.

I’ll epoxy the ears in place next and then get started on his “hat.”  You’ll get a kick out of that.

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  1. Sounds like you have been very busy but nice to hear you are still getting lovely weather,enjoy it while it lasts.
    The little basset is looking really good Mark and I cannot wait to see his “hat” 🙂

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