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Attempts at relief carving #1: A trial carving in Box Elder Trial #1

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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 11-27-2007 12:38 AM 1407 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was bored and out of mojo yesterday so I grabbed this piece of stump and relief carved out this ornamental flower on the face with a pattern and a 1/4 ” spiral bit in a hand router.
I then fiddled around with a carver set and scooped out the petals a bit.
Sometimes it’s good to try something you have no clue about.
I’m going to paint the flower and set the stump out among the flowers in spring.

p.s. you can see where I ploughed right through the bark in a couple of places. (lessons learned)
I will cut a template next time.

stump-carving

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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mot

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 02:13 AM

It’s better than I could do. Nice incorporating the checking into the petals.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 11-27-2007 05:14 AM

It looks like you had fun and learned some new tricks. I found out today that Rob Cosman is coming to the Boise WoodCraft store soon. The guys got a laugh from the story about you breaking his dovetails. There is a video dispaly there with his dovetails on it. He does some fine work indeed.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-27-2007 05:31 AM

Looks like an amazing first plowing of the Box Elder. A little more practice and you will be even more amazed with yourself.

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#4 posted 11-27-2007 06:17 AM

Good going, Bob.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 11-27-2007 06:25 AM

You guys are most generous.
I was surprised at how little talent I have. <g>
Definitely back to school for this trick.

p.s. Tom, I didn’t break Mr. Cosmans DT joints.
He broke them with a poor command of English.
I trust he will rephrase his requests in future.
We step on ants and stand on Guard.

Cheers

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 06:29 AM

Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed this.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#7 posted 11-27-2007 06:37 AM

Great Flower. Bring it back when it’s painted. And in place with the other flowers in the garden.

-- 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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#8 posted 11-27-2007 07:23 AM

Hi Karson.
Here’s a grouping of thes stumps on the left of the picture.
Pure whimsy but that’s the gal I married.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#9 posted 11-27-2007 07:26 AM

Thanks Bob. Looks great.

-- 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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#10 posted 11-27-2007 07:28 AM

Bob that looks like a great first carving, carving looks like it would be fun and very rewarding.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#11 posted 11-27-2007 07:30 AM

Very cool Bob. I like gardens with interest and surprises. Nice touch.

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

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#12 posted 11-27-2007 12:16 PM

Bob -

Very cool carving and an interesting addition to your garden.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#13 posted 11-27-2007 12:45 PM

this is great!! what a lovely addition to the gardens.

as for the broken DT – the joints held, the wood broke, right??
And now you have a 10 minutes of fame that can follow you to all his presentations—wherever there is a LumberJock they will mention you to him ;)

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

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#14 posted 11-27-2007 03:11 PM

Ms. Debbie, some fellas tend to get a bit a head of themselves,perhaps for a better view.
It was not until my very first visit to Mr, Cosmans sideshow that I realized that I could never be a good crafts man until I purchased all his tools , bought his CD and attended his courses.
I knew then that I as doomed and might just as well forget about any contract work at the Sistine chapel.

Cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Bob #2

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#15 posted 11-27-2007 03:20 PM

Ms. Debbie, some fellas tend to get a bit a head of themselves,perhaps for a better view.
It was not until my very first visit to Mr. Cosmans sideshow that I realized that I could never be a good crafts man until I purchased all his tools, bought his CD and attended his courses.
I knew then that I was doomed and might just as well forget about any contract work at the Sistine chapel.
The only thing that I carrry around in a sock is my foot!
Apologies to all who have found another use for them.

Cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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