Bark Carved Light House

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Project by LumberjackPat posted 12-07-2009 06:59 AM 1851 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A carving I made for my grandparents. It took me about 2 hours and took a nasty bite out of my ring finger but nothing a duck tape/paper towel bandage couldn’t fix. I will have to remember to pick up my carving glove next time I’m home.

I also realized that in the background of this picture you can see the beginning of my dragon carving.

-- -Pat Twin Cities, MN

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 08:53 AM

What kind of bark do you use? Also nice job.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 08:56 AM

I am pretty sure its oak bark it was just a piece that fell off a tree outside my dorm

-- -Pat Twin Cities, MN

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 01:44 PM

this is awesome.

just amazing what you were able to do with a piece of bark! Wow

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 02:20 PM

This is another beautiful carving. I have always had a great deal of respect for woodworkers, such as yourself, who have been gifted with the talent and ability to produce works such as this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine



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#5 posted 12-07-2009 04:44 PM

AWSOME what tools did you need to do this? I’ve never tried this before but would love to. JIM

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 05:58 PM

Another good carving looks nice.

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 06:31 PM

Very nice! You are very talented.

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 06:37 PM

Thanks for all the complements and Jim the only tool you is a carving knife like the one in my hand stuff I did before I had a quality knife I used just a utility knife as long as its sharp

-- -Pat Twin Cities, MN

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 08:30 PM

Looks terrific! You do nice work.

-- Dan - Marion, Iowa - Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 03:58 PM

I have tried bark carving but never finished the piece. It is fun and I really liked it.
You do a very good job on your carvings.
Thanks for sharing …..And Welcome to LJ’s

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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