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Another Attempt at Carving

BigDaddy - OCTBigDaddy - OCT Posts: 773
edited 8:21PM in EggHead Forum
Been wanting to try this again so I bought a small watermelon a couple of days ago in anticipation. Tonight my wife mentioned that she needed a table decoration for their lunch table at school tomorrow so that was all the excuse I needed.

Not bad for a second attempt but I have so much to learn...lots of mistakes and many leaves weren't symmetrical (maybe the symmetry isn't that important since it looks more natural.

Anyway, here it is:

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Comments

  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Big Daddy - You teaching yourself??? That's nice work!! Thai carving is something you either 'get' or 'don't'. You obviously GET it!! Nice job!! I am impressed! :)
  • Thanks LC! Yes I am...the wonder of the youtube video...piano and guitar are next...lol.

    Bruce
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Bruce....I don't like it when other people post pics to other peoples pics posts....however....lol...your work is so far superior to this pic, and I think it may give you some creative ideas. This melon was carved to teach students "inverted" techniques.... It was not intended as a display piece, but to simply show different techniques. Notice paper thin pedals, reverse carved leaves, etc..... Now that you are figuring this whole thing out, this should give you a few ideas. I admire you for your efforts. (and yes, I did get your email, but still waiting for a reply from CA) Keep up the great work! :) This was the only pic I had in photobucket. Let me know if you want more, I can send to the side. Honestly, once you get the hang of the Thai techniques, you just need to see it, and you can do it. (I think you know what I mean by that.... :blink:

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  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 474
    Looks purty dern good to me!!! Nice work! B)
    Hunting-Fishing-Cookin' on my EGG! Nothing else compares!
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Hey,
    Not bad at all, keep it up.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Looks great - nice work B-D
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 667
    nice work

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Hey Bruce! There is something deep inside me that is satisfied seeing a cowboy carving fruit. :P :P :P keep up the good work.

    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    That is beautiful. I never seen anything like it. Tim :)
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Verrrrry nice work! :cheer: Impressive!
    I have not carved food but it looks like somethin I'd like to try. Well, I did carve shrunkin heads out of apples many years ago. :S

    Keep up the good work. "Food for the eye's".
  • Wow, that's cool LC. I want to try the rose technique next so we'll see how that goes. May wait until I find the right knife first.

    Dr. Z, I understand buddy. That's the very reason I spent months laughing that you had "soner" instead of "sooner" in your signature...something about the quality of education! lol (you started it).

    Thanks for all the kind words, folks. Kinda fun playing.

    Bruce
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Looks good Bruce. What tool set did you end up getting? And where?

    Mike
  • Thanks Mike. I don't have one yet. I'm just using my 3 1/2" Shun paring knife but I have to admit that basically holding the blade is making me a bit nervous. Looks like I'll be making several more for this Friday's high school graduation so I better get busy. Little Chef is actually working on a set for me so I'm looking forward to that.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,111
    Here is a book on the subject. Also this site has great products and recipes.


    http://importfood.com/thai_cookbooks.html
  • Thanks Richard,

    I was actually just on their website looking at the pairing knife. I get their monthly newsletter and have looked at ordering the book. I guess I need to just do it.

    Bruce
  • Big George's BBQBig George's BBQ Posts: 1,152
    I think that looks incredible
  • That looks pretty darn good to me. Not sure where you are located, but we have this place in NoVa:

    http://www.veggyart.com/?q=home
  • ChappyChappy Posts: 198
    Very cool. What do your pumpkins look like?
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