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Celtic birds carving in basswood

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Carved in basswood it measures 8” X 36” and has a mixed green wash in the background with a light stain over the whole thing. It is meant to be a door crown.
The design is my own, but was influenced by images in the Book of Kells.





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isetegija

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 10:42 PM

Very nicely done , fine craftsmanship . I like it.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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johnpoolesc

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 10:47 PM

looks like a fun project and you did a great job. relief carving is addictive

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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LocalMac

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 12:08 AM

Great idea for a project. You did a great job with the original design. I noticed it’s not symmetrical. Did you use any type of template that you can mirror image or was it drawn out freehand? Don’t take this question the wrong way. Your talents far exceed mine. Just curious.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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Thor

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 03:08 PM

Hi and thanks for the comments.
I originally drew the design on paper, then transferred it one half at a time. Symmetry is just not pleasing to me, so as I carved it, I let it change just a bit. Interesting that you noticed, but I hope that is not a bad thing.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 01:03 AM

this is a cool project, just found it today.
Good work, good design, great execution.
M

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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mtkate

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 02:41 AM

mmm. nice. I also found it due to Mark finding it!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 06-17-2009 01:48 AM

Very cool design and fine carving

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 06-17-2009 01:51 AM

Great design and nice work. Looks great. Would like fantastic over a doorway.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Kristoffer

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 08:54 PM

Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all Celtic inspired work.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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