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The beginnings of my woodworkings..

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Project by RJL73 posted 04-24-2017 05:35 PM 685 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pictures of 3 different projects that i did on my free time, not really knowing if i could do it or not, you know, the way a pro would..

So i started with drawings, i could at least do that. I blended curves and added leaves as i went.

Most people wouldn’t believe me if i told them i did these with a small palm chisel and a swiss army knife. And a pencil…

I got used to carving when i was young, so i was aware of the proper ways to use a chisel, a couple of tiny cuts here and there occurred from missing or having the wood grain break while carving.

I wanted to get more into this but nobody had any old Victorian furniture, or Capitals, brackets, things of that nature to carve or renovate or replace. No work in it. At least around here.
So it remains a hobby, i don’t do it that much anymore unfortunately.

The moon i made from a piece of 2×10 Fir structural lumber, the Acanthus study was of 2 styles made from 2 pieces of 3/4×6 trim wood glued together, Pine.

The rosette took a long time as it was carved into Figured rock Maple.

-- VtMod





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Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 06:10 PM

Beautiful talanted skill

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Eli Adamit

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 06:27 PM

Nice work for a beginner. good luck.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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RJL73

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 06:59 PM

Thanks Eli, i appreciate it. I own a furniture business now so I’m done with carving for the most part unfortunately..


Nice work for a beginner. good luck.

- Eli Adamit

-- VtMod

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 07:46 PM

Very nice! Love the leaves.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-24-2017 07:52 PM

These are very nice. You have talent.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 04-24-2017 08:18 PM

Very nice. No doubt when the furniture business slows down, you will have another talent to fall back on

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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ClaudeF

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#7 posted 04-24-2017 09:45 PM

Excellent work, especially considering that Fir and Pine are lousy carving woods, in general.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 04-24-2017 10:26 PM

Great work. You are out of the blocks at high speed already.!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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RJL73

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#9 posted 04-28-2017 12:53 PM

Thanks everyone for such nice comments, much appreciated !

-- VtMod

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