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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 10-07-2009 12:28 AM 1959 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The five panels (I need to get a better photo of the bear panel at some point) above are all featured in the bar in our game room. The birds are on the sides of the bar front.

The patterns are all Lora S. Irish patterns (http://www.carvingpatterns.com) modified slightly to fit the scale of the panel. We commonly use Lora’s work as a baseline to help us creatively assemble scenes and using various creatures and components. If you are a woodcarver – her work is indispensable!

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. The bar frame itself is carved using oak leaf and acorn patterns around the framing on the corner posts and stiles, and rails.

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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#1 posted 10-07-2009 01:17 AM

I recon that looks great carve on

-- jim nevada

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 02:09 AM

That is one super fantastic bar / game room. That’s real dedication.

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 03:33 AM

That make one beautiful bar!

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

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 03:45 AM

eric, you should be darn proud of this project..i have this book with all of these figures, and you are right, her work is very helpful …thankyou for sharing this project…your work is wonderful…i have nerve prob in my arm that stop me from doing such carving…i see this and wish i could carve…look forward to more postings of your work…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 06:27 AM

You keep topping yourself with each post!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 06:30 AM

interesting

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 06:33 AM

wow there are breath taking great craftsmanship

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 11:50 AM

beautiful!! The individual pieces as well as overall..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 01:42 PM

gorgeous

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 10-07-2009 02:42 PM

“BEAUTIFUL WORK”. Very time consuming I am sure, but well worth the effort and work.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#11 posted 10-07-2009 10:44 PM

Your link to the Irish patterns doesn’t work. The carvings are very nice!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#12 posted 10-07-2009 10:49 PM

RE: Link … I Just tested it – obviously you’re correct but I think the site is down for some reason. The link seems correct.

I’ll check it again and/or give them a call and let them know.

Thanks!

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

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#13 posted 10-08-2009 10:00 PM

Greetings, ....

www.carvingpatterns.com is currently having technical issues – should be back up within 24-48 hours they were swapping servers and a few things obviously did not go as planned.

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

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#14 posted 10-09-2009 09:06 PM

Very beautiful. You sure know what your doing here.

-- Janice

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#15 posted 10-10-2009 11:01 AM

Thanks for the continued feedback and compliments! Been fun posting these projects and seeing what responses we get.

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

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