Carvings- Elevator wall, Kitchen, Over Mantle

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 1235 days ago 2224 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is some linen fold carvings for the house we’ve been working on for a while now. These get built into the elevator entrance wall. The general contractor is doing the wall, I just made the panels for them.

The next two are for the over mantle. The contractor is building that wall as well. There are two more carvings for this wall that I still have to do. These still need cleaned a bit before they are done.

Next is some carvings that all were built into the cabinets for the kitchen. We’re just about done with build on the kitchen. They are sending us drawings for some of the furniture in the house now.

Thanks for looking and have fun Woodworking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 1235 days ago

Beautiful work, I can only imagine what the house looks like.
If ever I can afford an elevator I will surely call on you for the woodwork.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#2 posted 1235 days ago

OMG, Les that is insane :>) perfection!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#3 posted 1235 days ago

wow! Nice details! I like how they are integrated with the whole piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 1235 days ago

Always great to see your work Les. Thanks for sharing.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 1235 days ago


We would love to tour the “Les Hastings Museum of Fine Woodworking” when you finally complete it! What an incredible collection of your over-the-top workmanship!

We, too, will be sure to hire you to carve (and install) our elevator carvings!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 1234 days ago

Stunning workmanship Les it’s a pleasure to view your work Thanks

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 1234 days ago

Thanks for sharing such wonderful carvings. Most impressive. I almost like them better unfinished;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 1233 days ago

Awesome work!!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#10 posted 1233 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1233 days ago

Simply incredible. When you started applying the finish, you must have been grinning from ear to ear. That’s also the most attractive shop door I’ve ever seen in my life!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 1233 days ago

You have a lot of talent and your woodcarving is wonderful. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 1233 days ago

Thanks everybody for your comments. Getting started on the next two carvings now These two will take a while, post’em when I get’em done.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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