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Project by tyskkvinna posted 04-27-2010 03:59 PM 2373 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everybody liked seeing my Earth, so I figured I put up my other Big Sculpture project.. I actually made this one a few months ago. I’m kind of hoping it sells before I move, because I don’t want to move it (and make sure it stays safe)

It’s 5 inches wide and 4 inches thick. It was this massive, interesting piece of wood I’ve had sitting around in the shop forever. Not sure exactly where I got it but I have a vague memory of seeing it in the dirt somewhere abandoned and picking it up..

Anyway, it was tricky to make because it’s so deep. Took quite a while and a lot of nail-biting. I did it on my CNC router but honestly it would probably have been faster to do by hand. :) After 3-5 hours of fiddling with the model so that there wouldn’t be any collisions with my 2” long cutting bit I carved. Could only use a .25” bit for it because I didn’t have anything else long enough.

After it was done carving (took a few days) I then spent more hours than I’d like to admit to with sandpaper finishing it.

Put two pockets in the bottom for holding things and did a quick little engraving on it too.

Nearly peed myself when I went to put the keyhole in the back for hanging and it slipped out of the vice! O.O Had to get a little creative and so I carved a small pocket in the back which is where I signed it. And put another keyhole in.

I’m really happy with it!

It smelled AMAZING while carving. Absolutely intoxicating.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 04:11 PM

Amazing work Lis. I especially love the Buddha’s face which looks very serene and I think perfect. How did you come up with the Norwegian moniker?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 04:22 PM

Thanks! :)

I’m a little bit Swedish and mostly German and grew up speaking both – so it just made sense.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 04:37 PM

It’s really a pearl, so much peace and happyness in the face.
You are defenetly born with a gift.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 04:52 PM

Very nice carving. I always like unusual and creative work.

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 05:25 PM

Nice, the belly is very rub-able!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 06:10 PM

Very nice Lis!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 03:14 AM

Cool project!

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#8 posted 05-06-2010 11:13 AM

i realy like ure style..keep it up

-- hrvoje

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#9 posted 05-09-2010 05:48 AM

Keep these coming, we love them.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 05-17-2010 05:21 AM

Very cool

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 04-23-2011 04:36 AM

Sorry I just saw this it is amazing

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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