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Project by Tuanie posted 01-20-2010 03:59 PM 1859 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When Ms Debbie P posted a reminder to us last week regarding the free book lottery, I looked into the preview of the book and was fascinated by the detail work in it. since I have loads of time and no work in hand I thought I’d give it a go. I had a small log of teak in my workshop and this is what I have got to.
The wood is hard and dulls the tools due to the silica present.
I’m miles away from what the book shows.
This not going to be my last attempt.
Thanks Debbie, I know I cannot get the book, but it got me started.
Shall keep you guys & gals posted.

-- tuanie

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 04:04 PM

First attempt? That’s impressive!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 04:51 PM

Nice Carving…

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 06:12 PM

Sweet! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 06:13 PM

That is a very nice piece of work!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 06:20 PM

very nice beginning, keep going on and please keep yourself – don’t hold the chisel in a direction to your body

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 01-20-2010 07:29 PM

Definitely more courageous than I and very well done! But I love the carving wardrobe!


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#7 posted 01-20-2010 07:40 PM

Great Job ! I’m not surprised that you could do such a great job on this piece All your work is outstanding….

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

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#8 posted 01-20-2010 10:45 PM

Very nice carving. Will you oil it?
I would be afraid to watch you carve. The slip of that tool could really be a mess.
I do like your work very much. I wish I was one of your nieces after seeing the gifts you made for them.

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#9 posted 01-20-2010 11:11 PM

Very impressive, reminds me of the stone carvings on Easter Island.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-21-2010 12:46 AM

wow.. that’s wonderful!

I’m impressed! And I can’t wait to see #2 and #3 and .. and.. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 01-22-2010 02:59 PM

Great work, and nice detail. I like how you used the natural grain as highlighting on the cheekbone area. After seeing all the great carving on LJ, I’m getting the itch to try my hand at it. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 01:20 PM

Very cool!

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 05:42 PM

Impressive carving

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 02-18-2010 10:10 PM

great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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