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Project by becikeja posted 12-17-2017 04:15 PM 445 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On vacation, I saw a carved sea turtle. I had to have one, so I snapped a few pictures went back to the shop and went to work. Several months later, here are the turtles. I first did the small one out of a piece of 1” lumber then the large one. Carved out of Mahogany, the large turtle is just under 2 feet in length from back fin to nose. The shell is actually 5 pieces of 1” thick lumber stacked. Each fin and the head were carved separately. Dowel pins hold the fins and head to the shell.

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woodify

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#1 posted 12-17-2017 04:27 PM

I like the texture details on the fins and head. Great job.

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 04:55 PM

Your attention to detail is stunning, good job!

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 05:12 PM

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#4 posted 12-17-2017 07:44 PM

You did a wonderful job on this turtle and it’s a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 12-17-2017 09:20 PM

Beautiful job of carving!!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#6 posted 12-17-2017 09:43 PM

Wow! Very nice!

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#7 posted 12-18-2017 12:22 AM

FANTASTIC!

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#8 posted 12-18-2017 09:39 PM

Beautiful!!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 12-19-2017 08:07 AM

It realy looks almoust alive if only colours are more natural. Deatils are so incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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