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My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards #7: Carving Roses wasn't very Rosie!

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« Part 6: Carving drawer handles Part 7 of My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards series Part 8: The Box is done, BUT!! »

The first Rose handle I carved, didn’t give me any trouble,

but I wasn’t satisfied with the light color of the sapwood.

So I decided to go with the darker heartwood.

I cut some rose patterns for a couple of Roses.

I started carving a couple of flower petals, & snap! the flower broke off of the 3/8” stem.

So I decided to go with a 1/2’’ stem, & the same thing happened, SNAP!

The burly heartwood is kind of brittle.

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So I reinforced it by drilling for a 1/4’’ dowel, & then everything turned my way, no more problems.

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Here’s the light colored Rose.

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This is the heartwood Rose, my preference. I think the light one stuck out like a sore Rose.

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Now all that’s left now, is to clean up my carvings, Glue them on & apply the final finish to it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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GaryK

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#1 posted 2412 days ago

Looks great, Dick!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2412 days ago

Boy are you ever fast Gary!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2412 days ago

I agree: looks great.

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jude

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#4 posted 2411 days ago

can’t wait to see the finished product!

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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Russel

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#5 posted 2411 days ago

Looks good.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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davidtheboxmaker

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#6 posted 2411 days ago

Nice item to make with St Valentines day coming along.

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Karson

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#7 posted 2411 days ago

Great job Dick. Coming along just fine.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2411 days ago

looking really really —- SWEET

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob Babcock

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#9 posted 2410 days ago

Very nice…..I love the smooth lines

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2410 days ago

Many Thanks to All!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mrtrim

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#11 posted 2409 days ago

very impressive nice work dick !

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