This was my first attempt using large mallet tools instead of my palm
tools during a Jeff Phares class in May 2006.
Jeff is well-known for his realistic carvings of Native Americans,
frontiersmen and soldiers. He has written 4 books covering the
Everyone started with an 8"x8"x15" block of butternut and was allowed
to choose what they wished to carve. Eight students decided to carve
a dual-bust of Indians or cowboys. Three of us went with a mountain
I learned a lot from this class and I am very pleased with the results.
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- Jeff speaking to the class