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Project by craigktx posted 1821 days ago 1412 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a cedar elm piece thats 28”x28”x16”
made from one piece of wood that was a branch.
i like working this kind of wood its easy to carve and to finish.
no base yet.

-- craig kuhn





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1821 days ago

unique

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1821 days ago

neat

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#3 posted 1821 days ago

Cool! What is the finish?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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SteveMI

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#4 posted 1821 days ago

At first I clicked just to find out what it was, then after I saw the “raw state” I was really wowed.

Is your carving manual or do you use some power tools?

It looks like all art in the way you work it.

I’m looking at some fallen limbs in another way right now. Could be great therapy and the smell of wood chips.

Steve.

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craigktx

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#5 posted 1821 days ago

the finish is the beal buffing system with carnauba wax.
no other finish is used.
yes i use power tools,chainsaw then a angle grinder with a Arbortech wheel then a 40 grit 7.5” disk from the hardware store.
then sand and sand.
theres good wood from the roots to the crown,just depends on what your making.

-- craig kuhn

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1821 days ago

beautiful!

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scrappy

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#7 posted 1821 days ago

Very nice free forms. Great art work. Love the smell of cedar.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 1821 days ago

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craigktx

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#9 posted 1821 days ago

cedar elm has no smell its looks like cedar but its an elm that grows in texas/mexico.

-- craig kuhn

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dustynewt

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#10 posted 1821 days ago

Cool work. Love the form and motion.

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miles125

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#11 posted 1821 days ago

Very nice. I like it!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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huff

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#12 posted 1820 days ago

Very Cool design. Great Art form.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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mmh

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#13 posted 1820 days ago

I like your “out of the box” thinking and designs. Whimsical with an elegant flair.

The Cedar elm has a lovely deep brown color. Is it hard enough to make cane handles with?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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craigktx

46 posts in 1976 days


#14 posted 1820 days ago

i have never made canes so iam not sure on the requirements.
i would think a small branch would work as a cane,it is harder than cedar and Ive seen canes made from cedar.
the sap wood is softer than the brown heart wood.

-- craig kuhn

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JoeC61

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#15 posted 1818 days ago

Pretty cool. I can imagine it might be easy to break something like that whiile using your grinder. I like the contrast in colors.

-- Joe-Carver, MN

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