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Project by Drios posted 08-01-2009 01:36 AM 2535 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

while this isn’t a prise winning piece of art I like it.
my father had a bunch of scrap ply wood and I glued it together to make one wide and long piece of wood and started carving it. though I may paint it later its a finished piece for now.
let me know what you all think.
Thanks

-- riosartworks





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Luke

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 01:59 AM

Thats pretty cool. I’m wondering how in the world you carved the plywood? Somehow I think that would be really hard.

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 02:06 AM

I agree with Skywalker. Plywood it is not hard, as in dense, but it must be a pain to try to carve….

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 03:01 AM

the ply wood isnt too hard to carve but it does split wrong if your not careful. I used a pattern from a real m14 and tharted from there.
my main tool is an exacto knife set
its a big difference from the drawings I do and when it starts looking right it just feels good.

-- riosartworks

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 04:11 AM

neat idea well done

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 04:49 AM

Man! That brings back memories!

Beautifully done!

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#6 posted 08-02-2009 09:44 PM

Good looking gun, nice work.

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 06:03 PM

Cool work, seems you have a thing for guns, I seem to have the same interest in blades, i did some in wood. I really like the fact your using plywood, I might have to try that. Keep up the fun work

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#8 posted 06-15-2010 06:17 AM

the part I liked the most in carving this was the depth I achieved by using ply wood, cutting each section to scale then shaping it all with a mini-plane
glad I could give any help for ideas

-- riosartworks

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