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"High Point Ridge" - My Rendition of a Lora S. Irish Ram Pattern

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 1657 days ago 2028 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of my wildlife series carvings – it started out the project of building myself a bar with a wildlife theme. I carved this with the help of my father who clearly believed it was out of my league, until we pulled it off.

The pattern entitled “High Point Ridge” is a Lora S. Irish pattern (http://www.carvingpatterns.com) modified slightly to fit the scale of the panel.

Relief is about ½” depth, carving is done by hand using 18th century cast steel antique tools. Detail is burned in. Tinting is acrylic paint – finish is shellac sealer with Waterlox tung oil varnish finish.

Material solid 5/4” walnut backed by cross planks to avoid any movement – EVER … these are thick with the batons in place. They float within the framework that creates a bar front.

More Artisans of the Valley Wildlife Carvings:

http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/Artisans_Wildlife_Carving_Package.pdf

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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stefang

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#1 posted 1657 days ago

Definitely a wow on this one Eric. Beautifully done. You really should do more of this kind of thing. I can’t tell you how much I like it. The whole bar and all the carving is just amazing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Pdub

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#2 posted 1657 days ago

Awesome looking bar! The carving is Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Larry

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#3 posted 1657 days ago

As stated – that is awesome – it just amazes me how much talent you folks have. Looking at this and some of your other work – you are a very talented person. Keep it up!!

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#4 posted 1657 days ago

To get any cravings that look half as good, I would have to use a CNC machine. Unfortunatly, I don’t have one.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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ghazard

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#5 posted 1656 days ago

Holy smokes! That is an incredible set up. The carvings are stunning. Well done.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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glynn

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#6 posted 1654 days ago

that looks great mate keep on carvin

-- jim nevada

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#7 posted 1654 days ago

The ram really pops out at you.

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1653 days ago

Very impressive carvings and bar. You do some beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1651 days ago

Very impressed!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1651 days ago

Looks good Eric

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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