My first wood carving project ever... a hair fork from a poplar plank

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Project by twig posted 12-09-2008 05:45 AM 3228 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After getting my Dremel in April, I purchased a couple of 1/4” poplar planks to practice on and this is the result of my first effort. This project is my very first carving and very first hair fork and I am still rather proud of it.

Since I have never been around anyone else who works with wood, I’m quite ignorant in the “how to” of doing certain common things, so to cut my pieces out, I used the regular cutting bit (looks like a drill bit to me) to make holes all the way around the object I wanted to cut out, then used the same bit to smooth and shape the piece. Then I just went nuts with the sand paper.

I finished it with a couple of coats of krylon crystal clear. It’s smooth as glass and I love to hold it and just rub it. Sort of therapeutic.

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#1 posted 12-09-2008 06:34 AM

Great, Great. Nice job and welcome.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-09-2008 06:59 PM

Hi Twig.Welcome to LJ. Nice looking hair forks.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 12-09-2008 07:32 PM

Thank you both! I’m still learning! :D

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