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After doing one on a whim, I discovered I like doing mini animal carvings from wood.  The cat was my first and it turned out bigger than I wanted, still enjoyable but not well suited for 1/12th scale. large.50AA6E5D-94FE-41E1-9FE7-BFB71FA5BC0E.jpeg.46c71395001b4736c52b6445749109a1.jpeg
 

Next I challenged myself to go smaller and made my Olifant.  A tribute to a life size decorative design piece, perfect for any dollhouse. 
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I thought I would share my carving process, although it’s more grinding and sanding rather than carving.  First I find a suitable sized chunk of wood, tight grain works better for tiny figurines.  Next I sketch the basic shape on the block and use scroll saw to cut out.  Next it’s dremel time and grind away to get the basic features to come out.  Once it get close I switch to files and sandpaper....LOTS of sanding. 
 

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Just now, havanaholly said:

The cat IMO would work in Barbie scale (1:6).

If it were painted to look like stone, it could work in a 1:12 outdoor garden setting, too.

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On 4/9/2021 at 10:00 AM, Mid-life madness said:

Very cool!

Thanks!

On 4/9/2021 at 10:12 AM, havanaholly said:

The cat IMO would work in Barbie scale (1:6).

I agree.  I did finish the cat piece by attaching it to a base, just never took pics. 

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On 4/9/2021 at 10:14 AM, KathieB said:

If it were painted to look like stone, it could work in a 1:12 outdoor garden setting, too.

Interesting...I never thought of painting it.  

On 4/9/2021 at 2:52 PM, Thimble Hall said:

Beautiful work, well done

Thank you. 

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