Acanthus Clock

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Project by Chips posted 12-05-2009 08:11 PM 3788 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for a carving project that included Acanthus Leaves I found a DVD: Woodcarving by Rolf Taraldset . The cover looked like something I wanted to learn. This is how it turned out.

I carved this one in pine. I had some walnut but I wanted to see if my skill level was up to this. What do you think? Should I risk the walnut or carve another in basswood first?
Size: 23” x 7”
Finish: Fruitwood oil stain, Lacquer
Photo: rotated, cropped, and resized in Sketchup. You got to love Sketchup.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 09:23 PM

I think it looks very nice. I would give it a go with the walnut.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 09:29 PM

If it looks as good in person as the photo go for the walnut. Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-05-2009 11:58 PM

You did a great job on this Chips. Go for the walnut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 05:06 AM

Go for the walnut…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 08:07 PM

very nice work

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 12:57 AM

Wow, I know how much work this is… excellent.

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