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Project by freddy1962 posted 60 days ago 486 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand carved with mallet & knives in mahogany, trimmed in cherry. 32×23 x 2

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)





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#1 posted 60 days ago

Beautiful work, your an amazing carver.

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#2 posted 60 days ago

This is a beautiful carving. You are very talented.

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#3 posted 59 days ago

Super carving. The clean, sharp finish is top class.

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freddy1962

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#4 posted 59 days ago

Thank you Jim, Charles and murch. I appreciate the kind words.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#5 posted 58 days ago

Very nice!

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#6 posted 38 days ago

Don’t know how I missed this post—it is truly outstanding! Beautiful work.

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#7 posted 37 days ago

Amazingly beautiful! Perfection.

What technique is used to get the stippled effect in the body of the piece?

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#8 posted 35 days ago

Thank you papajohn, John and Bucket. Bucket, I tried to get the background to look like leather. After many attempts on other project, this is as close as I could get, in mahogany. The majority of the carving is final sanded to 400 grit. On the background I sanded it to 40 grit, *cross grain. I tried sanding to 40 grit, with the grain, but it doesn’t work as well. It’ll turn out shinier. An example of this would be “Dominance” deer carving. My goal was to get a dull, matte type finish. When you shoot the finish, the 400 grit parts shine and when the finish hits the 40 grit background, it doesn’t take the finish as well and remains dull. Just what I wanted. I have a collection of metal punches with numbers and letters. The letter “O” was used to punch the background individually. The “rays” around the cross were done with a chinking tool I made. Basically an old chisel with notches cut with a die grinder.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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