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Apples of Gold aka hedge apples

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Project by Dan Krager posted 08-11-2014 10:10 PM 859 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife manages a church sponsored program called Apples of Gold, a mentoring for young women re: family life. She wanted some gifts for the mentors, so I made up a couple samples from recently harvested hedge wood, aka Osage Orange. The leaves are hand carved poplar and only a few thousandths thicker than the actual apple leaf. The leaves are painted, but the apples are natural. They, like the real fruit, will eventually turn brown, but they won’t rot!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 08-11-2014 10:21 PM

Dan, feel like I should make a pie! Some fine woodworking there, hope the recipients understand the value of the gift.

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 10:23 PM

The leaves are great

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 10:54 PM

Dan that is some amazing workmanship. How on earth do you get the leaves so thin?!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 10:54 PM

Really nicely done!!! Good use of hedge wood.

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 11:12 PM

These are really cool. Great job

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 11:30 PM

Nicely done. I bet the beauty of the leaves will intensify as the apple “ripens” to a darker color.

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 11:34 PM

Dan

Well done on the apples and the leaves are just fantastic.

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#8 posted 08-12-2014 01:05 AM

Great job, Dan! The leaves look realistic. Did you turn the apples or carve them?

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#9 posted 08-12-2014 02:49 AM

Thanks, everyone.
The apples were turned…a simple 3 min process. The stem was carved and inserted into a hole.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#10 posted 08-12-2014 05:38 AM

Dan,

What an appropriate gift . . . and very nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

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L/W

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#11 posted 08-12-2014 03:42 PM

My wife went through that program. Those however are amazing! I am truly impressed by your carving abilities.

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Dan Krager

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#12 posted 08-13-2014 03:45 AM

That’s fun to hear about, John. Thanks, too, Lightweight!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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