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Project by freddy1962 posted 05-24-2014 07:04 PM 785 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand carved in mahogany with mallet & knives. Trimmed in cherry and poplar. 31.5×27 x 2

“Dominance” In most rural Illinois neighborhoods, their is a dominant buck lurking around. Intelligent, elusive and mature, this whitetail deer is at the top of the pecking order. Displaying his front leg raised and stomping it down firmly would intimidate a rival and ward off potential threats.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 09:16 PM

That’s pretty nice man, great work.

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 11:27 PM

Beautiful carving freddy !

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 11:52 PM

beautiful carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 06:04 AM

That is a beautiful carving of a great creature, both outstanding!

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 06:23 AM

Beautiful … I’m impressed.

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 07:07 AM

Yes as all above, now a question what sort of finishing process did you use?

I am most impressed!!

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 05-25-2014 11:30 AM

Thanks guys for your nice comments. Robert, finish is Deft lacquer. I prep with air hose and tack cloth. I shoot from 4 directions for each coat as to hit all sides. I’m not sure if this is considered 1 or 4 coats. I do this 7 times usually. After the first 2 coats I sand with 400g, tack and then shoot again. 400g, tack, ect., between coats. Last sanding is with 600g before final coat.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#8 posted 05-25-2014 01:03 PM

That’s great, like stuff I’ve seen out of Germany. Love that mahogany.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#9 posted 05-25-2014 04:20 PM

Very impressive carving, I really like the strength that the deer represents. Bravo!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 05:38 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Jeff! Thanks For Sharing.


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#11 posted 05-26-2014 10:25 AM

Thanks for the feedback, sounds like a process we could learn from, fancy doing a blog on the process?....hint hint

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 05-26-2014 03:47 PM

Thank you Bill, Dennis, Rick and Robert. Your comments are very much appreciated.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#13 posted 06-11-2014 08:56 PM


Very beautiful work. I’m very curious about the background texture. Is each sphere carved, or is that something akin to a leather punch.


-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#14 posted 06-11-2014 09:41 PM

Nicely done.

Now I want some back strap wrapped in bacon, stuffed with jalepeno and cream cheese, dipped in honey, and cooked over a wood fire.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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#15 posted 08-06-2014 03:42 AM

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