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Project by MatthewTruax posted 02-15-2018 07:36 PM 694 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I continue to delve into woodworking, I decided to branch out and make my wife some nice things out of some chunks of walnut that I had sitting around. The designs are not entirely my own, although I did change things here or there as I saw fit. I don’t have carving chisels, so this was done with the bandsaw, bench chisels, a drill press, rasps/files, and a ton of hand sanding when complete.

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."





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BobHall

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 08:58 PM

Your carvings are beautiful, you have captured love in walnut.

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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AllorNoThumbs

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 09:18 PM

Me likie!

-- enjoy your wood...

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Rick S.

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 03:02 AM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done Matthew!

I like your Signature Line!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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MatthewTruax

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 09:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Rick, your signature line is pretty great too haha.

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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#5 posted 02-16-2018 01:21 PM

Carving is a good way to relax, at least for me. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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majuvla

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#6 posted 02-17-2018 07:30 AM

I feel so warm in my hearth looking at this scene -nice cutting/carving/sanding project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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KimAccurso

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#7 posted 04-01-2018 12:43 AM

the carving of mother and baby is absolutely beautiful – the best i’ve seen and completely sparked my brain for upcoming step-daughter’s baby shower. Perhaps carve and add to a nice box lid containing hand made baby toys and rattles? If I can do it, I’ll post and give you 100% credit!! Think that will be better than a “made-in-china” gift? haha

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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MatthewTruax

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#8 posted 04-01-2018 12:53 AM



the carving of mother and baby is absolutely beautiful – the best i ve seen and completely sparked my brain for upcoming step-daughter s baby shower. Perhaps carve and add to a nice box lid containing hand made baby toys and rattles? If I can do it, I ll post and give you 100% credit!! Think that will be better than a “made-in-china” gift? haha

- KimAccurso

Thanks for the kind words Kim! I totally stole this design from the dark recesses of the interwebs so no credit is due me. I am really glad it sparked your imagination. Thats what its all about. That and seeing the smiling faces of those that recieve your gifts….

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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