Carvings updated with background and frames

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Project by Bob Collins posted 05-16-2009 03:50 PM 1380 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two previous carving which I have made backgrounds for and framed. The red back grouind is the Chinese colour for good luck.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 04:23 PM

Very nice.
What type of wood is it? What tools did you use?
Thanks for posting this.

-- R

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#2 posted 05-16-2009 05:19 PM

They came out great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-16-2009 05:26 PM

Nice work….

-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#4 posted 05-16-2009 05:40 PM

Beautiful…I see about the red. I am terrible with frames so take it lightly, but was thinking if a lacquer black frame might look good or a dark wood…... Really great carving…...........

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

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 05:56 PM

Very Very cool. The red is perfect for this. It does not take away from it, it adds to the feel of the project. But like I have said before I too am becoming a dragon nut due to my husbands love for them. (Like yours, without wings) Chinese? I think they are. Anyway this is very nice.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#6 posted 05-16-2009 06:58 PM

Wow , that’s really something.
I agree whit mtnwild , black or darker frame will look nice.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#7 posted 05-16-2009 11:11 PM

Another beautiful piece Bob. Looking forward to more.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 05-16-2009 11:57 PM

nice dragons bob. i really like the way you do those.

-- pat,ohio...

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 05-17-2009 02:00 AM

Thanks for the great comments and the interesting words of advise. Jack, I’m not sure but black could be taboo in chinese whatever but a darker frame could add to the overall effect, thanks. Rod, I use pine for these larger carvings, no great financial loss if it turns into fire wood, use the faithful Dremel to remove excess wood after scrollsawing and hand tools for the intricate work. Look forward to seeing your dragons Allison, no large wings for the Chinese. Thanks again for all the other comments.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Cathy Krumrei

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#10 posted 05-19-2009 03:37 PM

That sure stands out with the coloring. IMO, doing the frame dark would bring your eyes to the frame first instead of the carving. Very well done! Thanks for sharing another grand carving!

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