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Project by Dez posted 12-26-2009 10:32 PM 1573 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the idea for this when a customer asked a friend to build an outdoor/rooftop sign for a tavern. They supplied the sketch for the sign and I thought it looked a little crude, figured I could do better. I think I did but it isn’t fair because I have no pictures of the sign itself.

The base is built up MDF, carved with various tools. the trees are carved Yellow Pine, painted and applied separately. I did the carving and sent to my sister to be painted. Paint was acrylic with a clear lacquer topcoat. I still need to finish the frame and protective lexan (curved).

I think I will try a few more pieces of this type of artwork, it was a little messy with the MDF dust but was very satisfying and now I have a good sample of my sisters talent as well.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!





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Joanne

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 12:17 AM

Very nice looking carving/painting! I didn’t realize mdf could carve so nicely, great job!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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Dez

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 10:52 AM

I do plan on doing more along the same lines, over time maybe a series with different types of country.
Who knows for sure, this one was done on a whim just like a lot of the other fun things I’ve done. :)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Rj

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 09:12 PM

Wow Dez I love this !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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woodchic

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 01:22 PM

I like this project, you and your sister make a good team.

AKA…............Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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Dez

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 10:46 PM

Thank you. I will be sure and let her know what you said!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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okwoodshop

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 10:11 PM

nice project, great team work to. Try something with the ocean or a lake or river?

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Jordan

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 10:21 PM

That’s brilliant and much more oomph than just a one dimensional painting.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Dez

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#8 posted 01-24-2010 10:34 PM

I have several scenes that I want to try. Unfortunately I will have to hold off until I find another shop as the little tool shed I am now using is way to small!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Jordan

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#9 posted 01-24-2010 10:46 PM

Tell me about it, my shop is just 12 x maybe 16, every spec of dust has to be vacuumed before I paint!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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woodmight

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 06:46 PM

Welcome to the 3D world Dez… Great job on this project.. I am sure you will want to do more. As for small shops mine is 8×10 and like Joron said there is not enough room for the dust, never mind me. lol. I have to keep the wife happy as she lets me assemble my projects in the rec room… :)

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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Dez

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#11 posted 01-28-2010 07:46 PM

Thanks for the kind comments and sharing about small workspaces! :) I am removing the rust from a Stanley #4 in an area near the kitchen, it is just too cold in the shed right now!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Moron

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#12 posted 01-28-2010 07:58 PM

Nice.

How many hours?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Dez

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#13 posted 01-29-2010 12:13 AM

roman
The trees took a little over 2 hrs apiece not counting painting, the background (not including paint) took about 24 hrs including the glue up of the MDF layers.
I never asked how much time for painting as it was a trade with my sister. When she gets the drawings done I owe her a miniature bow front dresser/jewelry box. I am sure I will have a little more time (and money) involved than she did in the painting – but then she is my little sister after all and all my other siblings have already gotten their projects! :)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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BarbS

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#14 posted 02-03-2010 05:13 PM

Beautiful job on our mountain! I’m surprised you can get such nice results with MDF, but with its size, gluing up solid wood, even getting wide boards in basswood could be a problem. That really looks very nice. Good job!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 02-03-2010 06:50 PM

Unique mixed media art very well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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