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Project by damon posted 1621 days ago 1168 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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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 1621 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jayjay

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#2 posted 1621 days ago

That takes some talent there, and you got it.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1621 days ago

Wonderful carving and kind gift

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jordan

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#4 posted 1621 days ago

Great carving!

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TJ65

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#5 posted 1557 days ago

absolutely wonderful

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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