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Project by amen posted 03-21-2017 04:10 AM 1188 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

port oroford cedar sculpture measuring roughly 4 1/2 ft. tall and 14” wide. initial carving was done with a chainsaw, then the 4 1/2” grinder, and finally lots and lots of sanding, which i can’t say i didn’t enjoy.





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amen

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#1 posted 03-21-2017 04:15 AM

if someone could share with me how to edit photos before posting i would apreciate it, would be nice to rotate them so they looked right.

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Lalen

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#2 posted 03-21-2017 11:10 AM

If you edit and crop the photo just a little bit, it will orient correctly when you upload. I had the same problem when I first tried to upload pictures on this site.

Very nice sculpture! lol on the sanding!


if someone could share with me how to edit photos before posting i would apreciate it, would be nice to rotate them so they looked right.

- amen


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 03-21-2017 02:29 PM

I use a program called PAINT because it is very easy to use. Add the picture to the program, then reduce the size in pixels, I put 40 0r 30 in the box and it reduces it by that much in percentage. Then go and hit save. Now when you enter the picture on lumber jocks it will stay upright. If you just crop one may not get what you want to show in the picture. Other programs will reduce picture size but may not be as easy to use.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Sasha

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#4 posted 03-21-2017 04:15 PM

Turn a photo, and that the neck will break….. LOL…

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#5 posted 03-21-2017 04:24 PM

In the folder of your computer where your photos are stored, open one photo and find – to turn clockwise. It is necessary to reduce nothing, not to increase or cut off.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#6 posted 03-21-2017 04:27 PM

I’ve been planning to do a sculpture of that size for years, but all I’ve made so far are no larger than 10 or 11 inches or so. Thanks for posting your work. I can’t imagine how long it took to carve -even with those tools.

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irtamos

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#7 posted 03-21-2017 04:36 PM

More projects please.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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OregonWoodRat

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#8 posted 03-21-2017 07:29 PM

That looks great. I hope that is not a crack going down the front. :)

I had a problem with posting pictures. I think it might have been a windows update that affected it. I got a round it by opening the picture in Paint and rotating it then rotating it back and hitting Save. Then the pictures post correctly. I hope this helps.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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rtbrmb

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#9 posted 03-22-2017 01:41 AM

Awesome work.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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amen

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#10 posted 03-22-2017 02:00 AM

i have about 47 hrs into this piece

I ve been planning to do a sculpture of that size for years, but all I ve made so far are no larger than 10 or 11 inches or so. Thanks for posting your work. I can t imagine how long it took to carve -even with those tools.

- Von


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amen

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#11 posted 03-22-2017 02:05 AM

thanks


In the folder of your computer where your photos are stored, open one photo and find – to turn clockwise. It is necessary to reduce nothing, not to increase or cut off.

- Sasha


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Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 03-22-2017 02:38 AM

Does this sculpture happen to model “Cricket”? Excellant talent and skill! What determines a good sculpture is the want to feel and touch it. STOP you guys, this is a fact, regardless of the subject, similar to a previous Jim Jacoush (sp) table, that was formed with wanting to brush your hand across it: and it was a sculpture to me…. When I came across this post, horiziontal, from afar, I clicked it – WOW Excellant art.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#13 posted 03-22-2017 10:39 AM

My goodness! You are talented carver!
Do you do it on a by-order basis? I would love to bit such sculpture to the balustrade of a staircase in my house. That would look amazing.

Like here, but instead of horse I would love a sculpture of female body.

Can you write my essay for me and my house plan for how to fit sculpture to staircase?

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BobWemm

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#14 posted 03-23-2017 06:42 AM

Had to smile about the fact that you enjoyed the sanding, I would also have enjoyed it. LOL
Great job, and I love the proportions, just right.
Thanks for sharing this.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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jake48864

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#15 posted 03-26-2017 04:15 AM

I know she has other problems, like pentapalegic, but she might wanna get that spot on her chest and thigh checked out, it could be cancerous… Anyhoot, this is awesome.

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