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THE NECK: Shape the top of the neck by rounding it off from about half way down. Do not forget to allow extra on one side for the mane

This month's project involves the carving of a horse's head, and there is quite a bit of scope to personalise the design.

...do not take too much off, just enough to show where the ears meet the head

do not take too much off, just enough to show where the ears meet the head

The head is now cut out ready to start carving

This month's project involves the carving of a horse's head, and there is quite a bit of scope to personalise the design.

The highest point of the shell is marked where the two lines cross and the arrows indicate the direction of cuts

This turtle has the advantage of having a flat base so while being three-dimensional, it can be carved like a relief. Having only seen a turtle in a sea life centre, I resorted to the internet to help with the design.

...about 3 cm from the centre line on the side away from the mane

about 3 cm from the centre line on the side away from the mane

Using as big a gouge as you can handle, cut down each side of the nose to the lines you have drawn...

Using as big a gouge as you can handle, cut down each side of the nose to the lines you have drawn.

All the waste removed from the front

This month's project involves the carving of a horse's head, and there is quite a bit of scope to personalise the design.

Once the waste has been removed blend in the line of the mane through to the forelock with the high spot resting between the ears

Now your horse head is roughed out you need to start refining the shape.

With your deep gouge round off under the throat and continue downwards. You have completed the first roughing out stage

This month's project involves the carving of a horse's head, and there is quite a bit of scope to personalise the design.

You will probably need a smaller gouge to clean out the bottom of the gap

Now your horse head is roughed out you need to start refining the shape.

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