Refined Rustic Cowboy Magazine Basket, Molesworth Inspired Carving, Natural Twig Sides

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 02-18-2009 03:11 AM 2674 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is a Basket I made recently, Molesworth-Inspired, with a Horse Saddle Carving on each end, painted black.
This type of basket is FOR SALE
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Project Story:
I built a few extra Baskets as I was working out the design I wanted to donate to a fund raiser coming up soon at my kid’s elementary school.

That Donation basket is posted here

The Bucking Bronco version of this basket has been posted here

The End Panels and Bottom are Salvaged antique Pine wood. I believe the Natural Twigs are from Ash Saplings. The Twig End Ties are synthetic sinew. The carving is done free hand with a router, and is then hand painted. The top finish is Gold Oak Stain, with a clear Satin Lacquer.

Thanks for looking.
Mark DeCou

(this project design, photos, and text are protected by copyright 2009, by the Author, M.A. DeCou. No unauthorized use of this material is permitted without expressed, written consent by the author. Thanks for your help.)

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 04:36 AM

Very nice ark.

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

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 01:12 PM

Another nice one Mark.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 04:27 PM

The feet on this are pretty cool!

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