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Project by RT1 posted 08-25-2017 12:30 AM 1385 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took down a willow tree in my back yard and saved a couple of pieces just to see how it would carve. Much to my surprise it worked very well.
Though I would share the results with everyone.

-- RT1





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Bob Kassmeyer

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#1 posted 08-25-2017 10:46 AM

Nice, I went and looked at your projects and they are all amazing. Looking forward to more.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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ZAGREB

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#2 posted 08-25-2017 11:13 AM

Nice,looks like lot of effort

-- bambi

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 08-25-2017 11:57 AM

that’s a very creative carving

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-25-2017 01:29 PM

This is a nice piece of art.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 08-25-2017 01:32 PM

Awesome carving! Love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 08-25-2017 02:47 PM

Very nice. Great finish on it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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DS

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#7 posted 08-25-2017 04:11 PM

Fascinating piece. Very nice.

Willow is used for linings in violins and other wood instruments because it bends easily without breaking. At first blush, I thought you had twisted a single board rather than only carving it.

Makes me wonder if it is very rigid?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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RT1

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#8 posted 08-25-2017 09:12 PM

DS
Yes the piece is all carved shapes. The grain is so fine that I didn’t try to put any kind of finish on it other than buffing and polishing. It’s all natural.
The amazing characteristic for me was how light the spoon was. It’s very strong but it almost feels like plastic.
Great to carve, I’ve got another project that I’m working on from the same willow stump that will be finished in a few weeks.

-- RT1

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 08-27-2017 12:27 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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