Carved Walnut Hand

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Project by jeremy posted 02-13-2010 02:46 PM 1616 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make something special for my girlfriend’s birthday and this is what I decided on. It’s a replica of my own hand to hold her jewelry and other stuff. I had a long scrap of walnut from a tabletop I made. The scrap was about 3/4” thick by 2” wide. I cut it into about ten pieces, glued them all together and started chippin’ away. The worst part, as with many projects, was the sanding. However, I am pleased with the outcome of my first carving, and so was my girlfriend. The finish is a tung oil, varnish blend.

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 03:03 PM

Very nice job, especially for your first carving. I’m sure the sanding was LOTS of fun.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 03:04 PM

that is pretty sweet looking…nice details in the work.. with a nice finish…

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 03:11 PM

Nice! You sure have a BIG hand. Did anyone give you a hand with this? She must have needed a Hand-out. It didn’t get out of Hand did it? Hands down the best hand carved Hand I’ve seen! I’ve got to Hand it to you! When you give someone a Hand its nice ! I’ll bet she’s eating out of the palm of your Hand! lol
All kidding aside Nice Work!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#4 posted 02-13-2010 03:22 PM

Nice! nothing like a helping hand.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 02-13-2010 04:08 PM

KInd of clever and creepy at the same time. Great carving!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 02-13-2010 04:16 PM

I like it… My only problem is I would want to give it “5” every time I walked by it…

Awesome work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 02-13-2010 04:41 PM

Hahaha thanks for the comic relief… I was going to title this projct: ” Tried my Hand at carving” :) Laughter is good.
And yes it is a little creepy miles125. I actually did not wrap it for exactly that reason, I was afraid it would scare her lol

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY

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#8 posted 02-13-2010 05:23 PM

I guess all the hand puns are gone (thanks a lot spanky)LOL . All that’s left is to say cool carving.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 05:28 PM

Wow, awesome job !
Now if you can carve a bird to put in the hand…....
that would be hand-y…..

Come on Jim you can think of something…


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#10 posted 02-13-2010 05:35 PM

That should come in Hand-y. Looks Hand-some!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 02-13-2010 07:32 PM

Very cool. Hang it low enough and it could be a butt scratcher! LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 02-13-2010 07:58 PM

awesome job! looks really cool. I just wish you attached it to the wall with something besides screws.

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#13 posted 02-14-2010 01:31 AM

donĀ“t get it too close to any butt

great work


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#14 posted 02-14-2010 07:24 AM

thats cool but I fear i would walk into it all the time

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#15 posted 02-15-2010 01:19 AM

something I’ve always wanted to do myself… very well done

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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