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This is a butter knife I carved for a friend’s birthday gift. It is carved from apple wood and is approximately 15cm long.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#1 posted 1942 days ago

Thanks DaveR. I enjoy the ‘hands’ on approach to working with wood….lol

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#2 posted 1942 days ago

I love that. Cool.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#3 posted 1942 days ago

Most unique ,good carving work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1942 days ago

Very cool!

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 1942 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks ... looking forward to seeing more of your work

This one is a very nice, well thought out project. Great gift to.

About how much time did it take to make ?


-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 1942 days ago

I must say, you have a good handle on your carvings. Nice work

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 1942 days ago

Fantastic! Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 1942 days ago

A fantastic interpretation!! Thanks for sharing.



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#9 posted 1942 days ago


-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 1942 days ago

Awesome project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 1942 days ago

Thanks all for the feedback….

Dan, thanks for the link to LJ (from DeviantArt). Lot of fabulous work on this site! Love it! I generally only use a small carving knife on all these projects and then some sanding. If I recall correctly, this butterknife was about a 4 hour project. One day, I hope I can get a bandsaw to speed up my time by ‘blocking out’ the forms. I hope to be doing some ceramic tiles for my new bathroom in the near future and your work is most inspiring. Big contrast on your personal aesthetics and those of Pratt & Whitney. :-)

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#12 posted 1941 days ago

oh my goodness!!! Amazing, brilliant and .. amazing.

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#13 posted 1939 days ago

simply wonderful…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 1592 days ago

Hi Rick, can you recommend a basic carving tool rundown for those moving beyond the buckknife? I’d like to know the basic tools that I might need to do the majority of work on average sized projects.

-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye

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