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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#1 posted 1929 days ago

Very nicely done , fine craftsmanship . I like it.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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#2 posted 1929 days ago

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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#3 posted 1929 days ago

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.

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#4 posted 1928 days ago

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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#5 posted 1866 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1865 days ago

Very cool design and fine carving

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#8 posted 1865 days ago

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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#9 posted 1289 days ago

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

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