Sonoma, CA badges (hand carved)

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Project by Brian Sims posted 11-07-2010 12:40 AM 1737 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hand carved both of these badges for a retiring law enforcement officer. He spent his career with two agencies and his family wanted to commemorate both. The Deputy Sheriff badge is Cuban Mahogany and 18” wide. The SWAT badge is Avodire and 12” wide.

-- Brian, Ohio,,

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 01:15 AM

Nice work. I envy carvers. Especially those that can spell.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 04:28 AM

You mean there isn’t a backspace function on a carving knife????

Really my amazement is in getting all of the detail so it looks that one thing is in front of the other. I could see myself reversing some of the cutting and having everyone point.


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#3 posted 11-07-2010 05:14 AM

You are truely blessed in your God given talent as a wood carver. Very impressive work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Brian Sims

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 03:17 PM

Thank you so much! I am thankful every day for the gift I have been given. My only regret is I didn’t find it sooner. I often tell people, we all have a gift, most of us doubt it when we should be exploring it. Not everyone has the gift of art, but everyone has a gift. Our task is to find it and share it. Self doubt is often the roadblock on the way to happiness.

-- Brian, Ohio,,

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 07:35 PM

Great detail. Beautiful results. I know it will be a hit and cherished for years to come in the family!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#6 posted 11-14-2010 02:35 AM

Rod, Thank you for the kind words!

-- Brian, Ohio,,

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