Sculpture Horse Head

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Sculpture Horse Head

Postby Creation in Wood » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:45 pm

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Created the Horse Head sculpture for a client The head is poplar and the Horseshoe base is Cherry. Created on my CNC and designed with Aspire 9.0V
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 pm

That is a real piece of art! Excellent work and I love the horseshoe base, as well.
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Postby dwilli9013 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:53 pm

Beautiful work. Finish is excellent. Also very nice work on the base. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby Creation in Wood » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks guys
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Postby SteveNelson46 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:13 pm

Very nice work indeed.
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Postby garylmast » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:26 pm

Beautiful work as always. Love the finish.
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby highpockets » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:34 am

Very beautiful work!!!

How did you handle the space between the ears? Did you hand carve this area?
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Postby davemartin88 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:48 am

Amazing work, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:26 am

I first cut it with a saw than hand shaped the ears
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Postby garylmast » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:01 pm

How did you handle the space between the ears? Did you hand carve this area?

I first cut it with a saw than hand shaped the ears

Another suggestion it is slice it down the middle and do a double sided cut, provided you have the newest version of Aspire. However, after saying that, where just the section between the ears needed to be cut, your way was probably faster and more efficient. It is a great looking model. Gary
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Postby Stephanie Downing » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:16 pm

Beautifully created. Fantastic work!
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Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:40 pm

Yes Gary only the ear section needed to be cut to separate them. Than I hand sculpted between the ears.
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 pm

highpockets wrote:Very beautiful work!!!

How did you handle the space between the ears? Did you hand carve this area?


Back in 2010, I created a set of Stallion Bookends for the CarveWright company as one of their monthly projects. The horse head models were created in Aspire using a pencil sketch I made to use as a guide. I did a presentation of the entire process at the Jim McGrew Vectric User Group either in 2010 or 2011 - can't remember for sure.

I was faced with the same issue of how to create a final outcome with space between the ears - all cut on the CNC. The solution for this particular horse head was I designed it as symmetrical/flipped sections. Each head was made up of four sections...two side models of the horse head plus two thinner models in the center that was just the horse's mane with a flat silhouette for gluing the two sides to. After glue-up the result is a horse head with space between the ears and the mane running in between. (This also could have been done with three sections, if I had double-side carved the mane/silhouette section as one piece.)

Here's a few pics that show my approach...
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:18 pm

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I used the Clip Art Horse Head in Aspire. With Aspire 9.0V two side feature, I was able to create both side of the Horses head. If you look at the clip art image you will see two ears. When you flip the head in Aspire you now have four ears. A horse with four ears looks funny so I removed one set of ears in Aspire. The remaining set I need to separate after carving the head.
With the two mirrored clip art images together, the head was not deep enough, so I added a quarter inch to the base height of each image.
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Re: Sculpture Horse Head

Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:19 pm

The block of wood I used was 12" x 12" x 2" one piece.
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