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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 03-28-2009 10:55 PM
Thanks DaveR. I enjoy the ‘hands’ on approach to working with wood….lol
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#2 posted 03-28-2009 10:58 PM
I love that. Cool.
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#3 posted 03-28-2009 11:00 PM
Most unique ,good carving work.
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#4 posted 03-28-2009 11:33 PM
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#5 posted 03-29-2009 12:34 AM
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 ?
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#6 posted 03-29-2009 12:43 AM
I must say, you have a good handle on your carvings. Nice work
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#7 posted 03-29-2009 01:47 AM
Fantastic! Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#8 posted 03-29-2009 01:47 AM
A fantastic interpretation!! Thanks for sharing.
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#9 posted 03-29-2009 02:16 AM
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
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#10 posted 03-29-2009 06:30 AM
Awesome project : )
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#11 posted 03-29-2009 09:07 AM
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. :-)
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#12 posted 03-30-2009 12:10 AM
oh my goodness!!! Amazing, brilliant and .. amazing. SWEET
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#13 posted 04-01-2009 05:30 AM
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#14 posted 03-14-2010 03:04 AM
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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