Hand carved turtle with butterfly

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Project by Beth posted 03-04-2016 11:10 PM 742 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this original design turtle with hand tools out of butternut. The butterfly is striped maple. Both on a pine base. Finished in a blo and a beeswax mix finish. Already have a slightly different idea for the next one which will have a butterfly with more contrast to the wood and the neck of the turtle will be straining around to get more of a look at what is sitting on his back. I had planned to put this in my Etsy shop but it sold a few minutes after I showed the picture on Facebook. Lucky! Never expected that.

-- Beth, Maine,

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#1 posted 03-05-2016 12:06 AM

Way cute and nicely done!
I just went back and looked at your other posts very very nice.

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#2 posted 03-05-2016 06:21 AM

Looks great, especially the butterfly.

-- Dan

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#3 posted 03-05-2016 01:12 PM

Very nice Beth, thanks for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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