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Project by WoodHoarder posted 12-16-2015 07:02 PM 1791 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 2015 Orange County Fair Entry. Took 3rd place in the seating category. Made out of Cedar. Hand Carved. Legs are splayed at 5 degrees. Thanks for looking.

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 08:24 PM

Really like this, the carvings are very well done! great piece!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 09:13 PM


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 09:44 PM

Very nice carving!

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 12:40 AM

Out standing work!!!
What did the other two entrys have, the judges paid off or in the famly???

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 12-17-2015 01:00 AM

Nice carvings, and a lot of them.
How long did it to make those carvings?

By looking at your projects I see you really like carving details in your work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 12-17-2015 04:01 AM

Nice carving and even layering not sure how you kept the patern so even very nice work.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#8 posted 12-17-2015 06:54 AM

Well Done…

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#9 posted 12-17-2015 08:09 AM

Looks really nice and elegant, I like it.

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#10 posted 12-17-2015 08:14 AM

Its beautiful

-- Sometimes.....I talk to the wood

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#11 posted 12-17-2015 12:39 PM

so wonderful..I love carving..done by hand..this is A#1

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#12 posted 12-17-2015 03:06 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 12-17-2015 04:06 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments. In answer to some questions: 1st place was a Maloof style rocker made out of osage orange that the guy had milled himself. 2nd was a sculpted composers chair. I had originally entered into a carving category and was dismayed when I learned that I had been moved to the seating category as the competition is intense and the works are very impressive. Needless to say I was very excited to place.

I can’t remember how long it took exactly, somewhere between 1-2 months. The most difficult part was cutting the joints on the legs. Given the splayed legs, the mortises needed be cut at two angles relative to the top. Was hard to wrap my head around.

In order to get the face flat, I needed to remove 1/8inch of material from two of the faces. To do this, I created a kind of sled and used a router to take the material away around the carvings. I then finished all the details with the knife.

Thanks again from the comments. I take a lot of inspiration from the projects posted on this site.

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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#14 posted 12-17-2015 04:16 PM

beautiful work

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 12-17-2015 04:35 PM

Wow, that’s some very nice detail… very imaginative.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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