|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 01-26-2009 06:21 PM||2568 views||1 time favorited||28 comments|
A friend of mine has a hobby of hunting, & collecting Antler sheds.
He asked me if I could carve something on one of his Moose Antler finds.
I told him I’d have to try doing it on an Antler that I had first, before I ruined one of his.
This one was given to me by another friend of mine.
I had some success with this one, so I tackled his.
I’ve been asked what tools I used for this?
I used my regular woodcarving chisels.
I don’t usually keep a record of my time on a carving, but since this was a commission,
I kept track of my time spent.
It added up to be a little over 100 hours.
When I brought him the completed project, I told him I wouldn’t charge anything for it,
because I didn’t know what the going rate was for carving a Moose Antler.
Besides that, I’m not in the business, I only do it for my own pleasure, & enjoyment.
About a year, or so later I was invited to his place,
& he showed me a pile of Black Ash lumber he had bought at a moving sale.
He told me I could have it all. Boy, was I surprised!
I guess this is what they call, ”Paying Forward.”
I’ve used the Black Ash for many of my projects.
Someday I’m going to get some better photos.
These were taken before I got a good camera.
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