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Project by wyeth posted 12-09-2009 at 07:19 PM 1251 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here I started to get really ambitious with the carving but chose canadian red cedar which was not such a good idea and had to use wood hardener and super glue a bit to finish the exercise. I was actually copying the design from an old ivory carved brooch family heirloom which is only postage stamp sized.

-- David Australia

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#1 posted 12-09-2009 at 09:20 PM

Nice carving and good looking box.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 at 10:33 PM

Great carving work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 at 11:14 PM

Nice carving, maybe I’ll get a carving set for x-mas!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 at 11:44 PM

Another great box plus super carving.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 at 12:45 AM

Nice work, I’ve always been afraid to carve cedar. You have confirmed my fears. Did you get a lot of slivers too?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 12-10-2009 at 01:39 AM

Yes Topamax , the wood is quite friable and flakes off easily along the grain. i would not try to use it again for carving. My tools are very inferior and if I go on carving I will get some good Swiss steel .You need very sharp tools and also a technique that avoids cutting towards any part of your own body as severe injury can otherwise happen very easily and in a split second.

-- David Australia

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#7 posted 12-10-2009 at 04:53 AM

end result: BEAUTIFUL !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 12-10-2009 at 02:22 PM

Very impressive

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#9 posted 06-19-2013 at 05:34 PM

Very awesome carving and box build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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