So ya think you can carve?

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Project by CSlabon posted 04-28-2010 07:53 AM 2103 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So when I get back from Alaska in JANUARY, my good friend Jimthecarver gives me this cut-out of birdseye maple, and says “Here ya go. This will make you a better carver.” I knew it was gonna be difficult when I started pounding on it with a razor sharp bench chisel and a mallet, and it was still slow going. But…after months of fantasizing about throwing it in the fire and thinking of four letter adjectives, I finally got it done. I was told it is a Celtic design with friendship meaning. I think that’s true after it’s done. lol. Anyway thank you Jim. This was a great challenge and I believe it has made me a better carver.

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 08:36 AM

Looks like a bit of a challenge all right!! ;-)) Nice carving now that its done!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 09:24 AM

I agree with topamax

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 12:26 PM

and so you’re still friends?? :)
excellent job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 12:53 PM

Nice carving! I can only imagine how hard that was to carve.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 02:32 PM

Beautiful carving.

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

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 02:38 PM

I think you have passed the challenge quite well my friend, Very well done in deed!
It would not be finished had I not passed it to you. :)

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 03:15 PM

Sweet man. That’s cool

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 03:19 PM

Nice job, love the sentiment behind it!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 03:22 PM

is there a carving apprenticeship program on here that I don’t know about. You guys are very” Skull and Bones”. Hehe. Nice carving!

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#10 posted 04-29-2010 12:58 AM

great work… good job on keeping with it and finishing it… looks fantastic…

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

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#11 posted 04-29-2010 01:46 AM

very cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 04-29-2010 03:31 AM

Thanks all! Yes we are still

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#13 posted 04-29-2010 03:40 AM



-- Robin Renee'

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#14 posted 04-29-2010 09:16 AM

Ah now to make a cutting board from this… that is the challenge…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#15 posted 05-02-2010 07:27 PM

slick and impressive chalange you did very well
thankĀ“s for sharing


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