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Blog entry by Dan Katz posted 12-12-2011 01:20 AM 1537 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone,
Been busy this fall. I was blessed with a commission to build
two scaled down versions of the Knesset Menorah for Congregation Beth Hallel
in Birmingham, Alabama, The Knesset Menorah is a 16’ bronze
sculpture in front of the State building in Jerusalem, Israel.
My wife, who is a skilled artist drew up the composit based on pictures we
downloaded off the net. The Menorahs were to be 6 1/2 ft tall on mobile stands
with lights. I built them out of Alder to match some existing cabinetry.
This is my first experience with this material and I like it very much.
I am almost done and only have a few more carvings to do and then the finishing process begins.
I will post the completed project later.

Later,
Dan

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga



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#1 posted 12-12-2011 01:44 AM

Beautiful…..

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 03:45 AM

WOW…........ :O

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 03:40 PM

I’m blown away! Fantastic work.

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 02:03 AM

Wow! Wish I had a second lifetime to develop those skills and level of knowledge. You and your wife make a great team. Does a heart good just to look at them.

-- CAF, Midwest

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 06:29 PM

They are beautiful… so detailed, too…..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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