Relief Carving

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This is not my first relief carving but it is definitely my best one. This is the first one that I actually completed and I am very proud of it. It is made of pine and the finish was sanding all the way up to 2000 grit and a couple coats of Watco Danish Oil. I am really happy with the way this one turned out and I am very excited to do more.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 01:00 AM

It really came out nice! It is a really nice looking project and the finish is awesome! I can’t wait to see what you will be doing next. It is really cool.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 01:39 AM

This is seriously a nice work of art. I hope you display it prominently on your wall. Well done!

Two questions. How did you carve it? Why pine and not maple, given the subject matter and all? (although I can’t imagine carving in maple would be very easy).

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 09-02-2010 02:08 AM

Very cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 02:11 AM

This reminds me of the story of the famous sculptor who was asked how he created such a realistic likeness of a beautiful woman. He replied, “Simple…. I start with a large block of marble, and then I chip away everything that does not look like a woman.”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 11:05 AM

beautiful piece you made!! congratulations

charlie – hahah! that’s funny, hope you dont mind i steal that quote for myself :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 01:13 PM

you have more patience than I do. Great job, like the finish.

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 02:56 PM

Realy nice carving! I would be proud too…. Great Job!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 03:00 PM

Dustmite, I think that that carving is great. You have a lot of talent so pursue it with gusto. You’ll get better and better at it as you go.

-- 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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