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Project by James Wright posted 02-13-2016 02:40 PM 658 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first time I have ever jumped into freehand carving. and most people thought I was an idiot for choosing Purple heart, padauk, Mahogany, and White Oak, but I figure why not go all in. I learn best by jumping in (often at the deep end)

Most of the carving was done with a 3MM bench chisel and a small gouge from my great grand father. I ended up buying a carving knife as well.

I started laminating all the layers with matching grain direction but both of the pieces of Padauk had reversing grain so that made it kind of fun.

It is finished with a wipe on poly.

In the end I learned more then I expected, but I ended up with more then I expected to.
Here is a build video I put together to show the whole build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsPgbLeuWP4

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 04:25 PM

Looks mighty darn good from here. I’ll bet the recipient will be very happy. Thanks for sharing.

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

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James Wright

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 04:44 PM



Looks mighty darn good from here. I ll bet the recipient will be very happy. Thanks for sharing.

- Northwest29


Thanks! She was extremely happy!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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Bud_3

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 05:59 PM

The gift looks great.I see a happy couple, all the best!

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jamessliefie

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 06:04 PM



Looks mighty darn good from here. I ll bet the recipient will be very happy. Thanks for sharing.

- Northwest29


I am verry happy and I do Love it. He already hung it on the wall for me!

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James Wright

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#5 posted 02-13-2016 10:31 PM



The gift looks great.I see a happy couple, all the best!

- Bud_3


Thanks! It was a good project and apparently she likes it!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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majuvla

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 05:30 PM

Beautiful colour stripes, nice carving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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