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Project by windofthewoods posted 04-07-2010 07:02 PM 1615 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this one was a labour of love. As I went my original design changed to what you now see. The inlays which were a first for me were a big pain in the but. The slightest razor sharp gap wasn’t good enough and in the end I did use some filler but not without some cursing first. It was a good experience and the more I got done the more I liked it. A little G & G meets NW Native design. The bottom inlay is jatoba with wenge and the top is myrtle burl with holly and wenge. The simple carving was surprisingly not so simple when using oak but time, patience, and a steady hand got through that. Rather difficult for only my second attempt at carving anything. As much as I really like this piece I let it go and donated it to a children’s hockey team so they could raffle it off and the money go towards jerseys, equipment, and other team expenses. The outer measurements of the frame came to 6’ long and 3’ 10” high. I finished it with several coats of wipe on poly.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada





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Hallmark

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 07:32 PM

Real nice design, looks great.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 07:46 PM

Great design & great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 08:03 PM

Very nice combination of NA and G and G. You did an awesome job and it was awesome of you to donate it.

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

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 08:29 PM

A beautiful job well done.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 09:05 PM

Excellent design and craftsmanship. I know someone at the raffle will be very happy with it.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 09:13 PM

A labor of love that went for a good cause. THe team will benefit and you learned a useful skill.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 09:44 PM

Wonderful piece, I love it!

Erwin Jacksonville, Fl

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 12:15 AM

Please excuse me if this is too crude a question:
How much money was raised in the raffle?

Well Done.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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jayjay

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 02:15 PM

Beautifully done. I love the design you came up with.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#10 posted 04-08-2010 03:16 PM

Love this mirror.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 04-09-2010 07:08 AM

beautiful mirror… and big enough to house a table saw and workbench… lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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