hand carved redwood bench #3: more progress

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 08-17-2009 12:21 AM 1351 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Some progress and an introduction Part 3 of hand carved redwood bench series Part 4: a smidgen of progress »

Well ladies and gents here are some more progress pics. I think this may be the end for awhile. I need to start a new job and it will be taking up all my free time. So this project will be on the backburner unfortunately. Anyhow, the back rest is carved, as well as one leg. We still need to do some sanding and such, and I need to make tool marks on the left and right sides of the back rest. But I don’t want to do that until I run the tenons. Just so everyone know, redwood is not super fun to carve. LOL. In fact it is very unforgiving, splinters easily, and is soft. So it makes it difficult to keep the tips of the beard and things.

As always I welcome constructive criticism positive or negative.


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 08-17-2009 12:37 AM

Woo Ma Ma way cool

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 08-17-2009 12:44 AM

congrats on the new job …. where you going to work ?

Great skills on the carving Keith

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 08-17-2009 12:46 AM

Where you workin?
Tell your new boss we’re depending on you posting regularly, so some allowances have to be made…
Good luck & super nice work on this piece as always

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 12:46 AM

I wish I had the artistic ability for that. Nice as always Keith

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#5 posted 08-17-2009 01:23 AM

Great work as usual Keith. Congrats again on the job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 08-17-2009 01:29 AM

Keith a great carving. nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 03:31 AM

Keith, I have an idea. Instead of talking on the phone and text messaging while driving, carve….
Great work buddie

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 08-17-2009 04:24 AM

thanks guys. Hey Dan and Eric, I ended up getting a job as a cabinetmaker building bamboo kitchen and bath cabinets for a company in Costa Mesa. I’ve also got 2 commissioned jobs right now through my business. One is display cabinetry for the city Of Dana Point and the other is a bathroom remodel for a designer I always do work for. Not the biggest jobs but it’s work. I also just did an estimate for an entertainment center that I hope will move forward. Dan, I’m still waiting to hear from your client. I’m looking forward to carving a merman. LOL. Anyhow, I’m hoping my business picks up and things get back to how they were intended to be. Starting with me being caught up with child support. Not being able to pay child support is the worse feeling in the world.
Bently, that’s true. I don’t even work the 10 hours on the job so technically it should be 9 hours left to carve. So where the hell do those 9 hours go? LOL. Oh, yeah lumberjocks. LOL
Gary, that’s a good idea. I should take advantage of that before they make it against the law too. LOL

Thanks again everyone for the comments.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 08-17-2009 11:30 PM

Great looking carvings Keith! Congrats on the job, hope it goes well. Sounds like things are looking up!

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

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#10 posted 08-17-2009 11:51 PM

Hi Keith

I’m so so glad you got some work mate skys the limit now all the way to the top

the red wood carving is stunning


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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