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Project by oldnovice posted 03-08-2009 09:05 PM 1268 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t consider this a woodworking project; it’s more of a crafts project. The rose is actually a pine cone painted with model car paint (lets more of the detail show). The leaves are purchased at a crafts store. The glass dome and base was also purchased. I did not use the base because these are typically poorly made out of “somewood” so I made a new base out of Paduak.

I have made several of these for family and friends for special occaisions.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"





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Minuteman

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 11:34 PM

Good job on the project!

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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#2 posted 03-09-2009 04:26 AM

Nice project, and if you used a pine cone (from a tree) and made the base – it’s a woodworking project :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 03-09-2009 04:31 AM

Looks fantastic! I suppose this is a bit off track too, but roses are one of my favortive patterns when I tool leather.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-09-2009 02:46 PM

Very unique, I really like this project.

I enjoy carving roses.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 03-10-2009 03:12 AM

I have not carved anything as yet but there is always tomorrow.

When I saw this pine cone I saw a brown rose … so it went on from there.
I made one for my mother and one for a close friend of my wife. I tried to get some crystal clear glue drops to add to the leaves and rose to look like water droplets but did not succeed. I got clear drops but they were too flat to look like water.

I used to live in Rochester until I wen to school in Wisconsin and then on to Illinois and now in San Jose. Our first vacation was in the Hibbing area.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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