Ohia memorial heart

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Project by damon posted 02-02-2010 01:32 PM 1215 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was done as a memorial to David Michael Langhans, and given to his family. It is entirely hand carved in ohia wood, locally salvaged. This was my first work in this species of wood. It’s very hard, and after a couple blisters, I invested in some finer sharpening surfaces to give my chisels razor sharp cutting edges. The upper detail remains unsanded (carve-to-finish) with the rest hand sanded. The finish is oil and wax.

-- Damon, Right Angle Construction

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 01:56 PM

it is magnificent. the curling, waving, softness of it – gentle love.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 03:11 PM

That takes some talent there, and you got it.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 05:41 PM

Wonderful carving and kind gift

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 07:55 PM

Great carving!


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#5 posted 04-07-2010 11:52 AM

absolutely wonderful

-- Theresa,

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