Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Perfect Hand - Riverboat Gambler Complete

Well, it's been a long ride, but we've finally come to the end of this carving adventure.  I sure am pleased the we stuck it out to the end to create a nice piece of art instead of ending with a simple caricature head.  I think he turned out to be quite a charming piece.  I know he brings a smile to my face when I see him sitting on my shelf.  I hope you have enjoyed following along, and maybe even carving along, with me.  The final part of this tutorial is now available on the Tutorials Page of The Old Stump Blog.  Just click the tab above, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the link.

I'd love to hear what you all think about this little Gambler.  Just drop a comment below, or send me an email.  I'd also love to see a photo or two of your finished pieces if you've been carving along too.  I will not post them publicly without your consent to do so. 

I have also made this fellow available for purchase if you're interested.  Just click the Carvings Gallery link above.

Happy carving.



  1. He turned out great it was nice to have seen the arms added and the painting great job

  2. He turned out right nice. I like him. Great job. I like the touch of the card under the hat.