Name Log supported by AR15, with hand carved and painted American Flag

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Project by deadoakcarvings posted 05-18-2014 11:50 AM 1416 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was finally able to upgrade our log out front. White oak limb with a gnarled end from being broken off in a storm. The letters are carved in with a mallet and chisel; the flag is also carved but the effect of shadows was achieved with paint, not carving. I carved an AR15 out of Maple and bolted it to the end to support the log. I wanted to put more detail into the rifle, but just ran out of time; too many more orders piling up. I have been holding onto this log for almost 4 years with this project in mind; glad it’s finally done! three coats of Spar Urethane to protect.

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 12:39 PM

I like it!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 05-18-2014 12:42 PM

Wow! You show soo much creativity. Great insight into your customer’s interest and/or preferences. Most excellent execution. A real WOW sign! I am a retired sign maker and I know a classy sign when I see it.

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#3 posted 05-18-2014 12:43 PM

Love it!

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 12:46 PM

Great job. Looks like you could easily go into the paint business too!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#5 posted 05-18-2014 12:56 PM

Outstanding—I really like this.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 05-18-2014 01:10 PM


-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#7 posted 05-18-2014 04:48 PM

Excellent work!

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#8 posted 05-18-2014 04:57 PM

Great job! I’d be worried about someone stealing this nice piece.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#9 posted 05-18-2014 05:42 PM

Best looking sign I have see in a long time. I got a real bang out o it.

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#10 posted 05-18-2014 05:44 PM

Way Cool!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#11 posted 05-19-2014 03:39 AM


-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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