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Project by TravisH posted 12-16-2014 04:31 AM 659 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfather had always carved figurines as gifts. The first Christmas after he passed away I decided to make sure that my mom would have an additional figurine to add to her collection that was reminiscent of something he would do for her.

Not something I would see myself doing very often as not really my thing (would rather try carving a realistic fish for example) but was an enjoyable experience and like most projects good skill building and incorporation of new techniques. Also was the final push to get a bigger band saw as I after laying out the pattern split into four pieces cut then glued back together.

Basswood, acrylic paints, and matte finish/wax.

Pattern was from WoodCarving Illustrated Hand Carved Holiday Gifts, volume 2





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mafe

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 01:57 PM

Lovely he is.
What a Lucky mother you have, to have you take up the tradition.
Merry Christmas,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 05:32 PM

Very nicely done!

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

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 06:22 AM

Ho Ho Ho merry carving indeed .Greet job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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