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I wonder how many people had your same experience because of a lack of proper tools? Tried woodworking then gave up.
Tangerman's book, the one by Paul Hasluck and Charles Hayward and Wm Wheeler's Woodcarving books especially the latter volumn were early influences.
With Sloan and Watson as early reads, my course was set.
Looks like a great job of carving!
My first real carving project for a client came from showing her pictures of American furniture from the 18th century. (my favorite).
She soon requested a dressing table in that style, and in her words, "with those kind of feet". (Ball and Claw).
I had never attempted to carve them prior to this so I was a bit worried about the outcome. I carved one over the weekend to use as a model for the piece, and on Monday morning my partner saw it. He asked me several times who had visited the shop the weekend. I told him "no visitors". After a short time he couldn't take it any longer. He said, "okay who carved that leg?". I said "I did". After a brief pause he said "I hate you", and walked away! What a great compliment!
I just stumbled on this entry, not sure how I missed it when it originally came out, but it made me laugh. I had a similar experience recently that made me bite the bullet and try a carving. Mine was a Tudor Rose in relief. To echo your comment about the apprentice's first rose, mine looks great from a distance of about 4 feet! You can see it here http://rogersfinewoodworking.com/blog/?p=54