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Another project that I started a few years back and though the wood sculpting aspect is finished the total project still needs more attention to.

My partner had a mahogany chopping block and after I had started carving with knives, I really started eyeing that chunk of wood as something with better intent that to have onions and tomatoes carved upon its surface. I finally convinced her that mahogany wasn’t the choicest piece of wood to be carving on unless one needed a lot more fiber in their diet and we set upon finding a good end grain maple block for its replacement.

“Oh, I could use that piece in some way or another,” I told her, with a subtle smile!

I hand sawed the piece in half horizontally, wishing with every moment that I had access to a bandsaw. Then using my hand as a guide I drew out the pattern and started carving. Palm Readers take note- these are my actual life, heart, and head lines… please don’t publicize the lunacy that these lines may reveal….. ha ha.

I then figured out a means in which to attach a thin leather binding to both halves to form a book cover- front and back. I have cut out many sheets of paper with the hand shape that will have printed upon them pictorial images of the “hand” sign language. These images will be cut from linoleum blocks and hand printed, bound and then bound into this wood cover.

Truly a one-of-a -kind HANDBOOK. Hope you all like it!

-- Rick, south Sweden





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KayBee

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#1 posted 1361 days ago

Definitely do enjoy it! Very clever and fun. Great carving too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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hairy

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#2 posted 1361 days ago

I do like it! You are an inspiration to a wanna be carver like myself.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 1361 days ago

Beautiful – all I can think of is WoW. Wish I had the eye (and talent) of a carver.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rance

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#4 posted 1361 days ago

Nice HANDiwork!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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McLeanVA

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#5 posted 1361 days ago

I foresee a lucrative a career in your future.

Wow, amazing work and great story.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 1361 days ago

How Wonderful.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#7 posted 1361 days ago

Really nice.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 1361 days ago

totally cool read…. fun project

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 1361 days ago

excellent carving.

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BigTiny

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#10 posted 1361 days ago

The sign language signs should come in handy. ;)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 1360 days ago

How absolutely wonderful!Your brain never stops, does it? I wish that sign language were more commonly taught as a “second”, or additional language. It seems that it might be easier to learn, and cultural phonetic differences wouldn’t cause hindrance in communication. That is beyond the beautiful piece of art that it is!

-- christine

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twokidsnosleep

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#12 posted 1360 days ago

Tres cool!! you have a great talent

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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mtnwild

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#13 posted 1360 days ago

Great project!
I like the whole design, concept. I too agree, sigh should be taught as a second language. It comes natural, just has to be refined and defined.
Great book idea!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rdlaurance

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#14 posted 1360 days ago

Thanks.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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Dez

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#15 posted 1359 days ago

Cool idea and nice work as well!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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