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Project by TJ65 posted 06-04-2014 10:17 AM 1573 views 4 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Special heart

This was a special project for my mothers “big” birthday. As she is traveling it couldn’t be big, so instead of a box or anything I just made a plaque. It measures 16cm across and sealed with a shellac sanding sealer.
I then darkened the shadows and hollows with some paint making sure not to darken the higher areas to keep the highlights and have some depth to the carving.
It was finished off with three coats of wax, using a toothbrush for the carved areas. And then polishing the heart well for a nice sheen.
I was pretty happy with the end result but really wished I had more time. Just to tidy it up a little more in places.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 06-04-2014 10:25 AM

Very nice.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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majuvla

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 10:38 AM

Impressive work! Beautiful carving with amaizing details.You are realy skilled!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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wizzardofwood

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 10:46 AM

your fantastic work shows the love of your mom and your art

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 10:46 AM

I bet she will be cherishing this!! I like the design…. and the carving looks superb.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 11:04 AM

This is so lovely, Theresa! She will love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Charles Maxwell

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 11:35 AM

NIce!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Roger

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#7 posted 06-04-2014 12:01 PM

This is very beautiful Theresa. You are an amazing carver. Keep on carving.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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weav

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#8 posted 06-04-2014 12:37 PM

Nice work. Hearts and flowers go well together.

-- jerry

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savannah505

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#9 posted 06-04-2014 01:33 PM

Very nice work, and I’m guessing your heart must be as big.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Daiku

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#10 posted 06-04-2014 01:36 PM

Theresa

As always, great job!

-- Cal Noguchi - EZdado.com

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Underdog

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#11 posted 06-04-2014 01:42 PM

Looks good to me TJ! I think your mom will love it.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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sras

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#12 posted 06-04-2014 01:59 PM

Beautiful work and a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

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#13 posted 06-04-2014 02:09 PM

Looks wonderful Theresa and I’m sure your mom was thrilled with it. It would also make a great valentines day gift.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 06-04-2014 03:24 PM

This piece is beautiful, Theresa. I know that your mother was pleased to get such a wonderful mothers day gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Northwest29

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#15 posted 06-04-2014 03:54 PM

That’s absolutely gorgeous! Nicely crafted -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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