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This a seven part sculpture called Temenos. The pieces range in height from 8 to 18 inches. All are clear pine. They are the gentle guards of a sacred place.
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#1 posted 01-10-2011 10:36 PM
These are some crazy awesome sculptures. I love them. How did you carve them? What are they finished with? Very cool – thanks for sharing
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!
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#2 posted 01-10-2011 10:46 PM
So wonderful calm.Best thoughts,MaFe
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#3 posted 01-10-2011 10:47 PM
-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one
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#4 posted 01-10-2011 10:52 PM
these are great
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle
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#5 posted 01-10-2011 11:19 PM
Welcome,I really like the clean lines in your sculptures. Would you mind sharing your methodology? Are they completely carved or do you use other tools such as a band saw or lathe?Cheers,
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#6 posted 01-10-2011 11:24 PM
The name Temenos is taken from a Greek word meaning the sacred space surrounding a temple or an altar. Just in case someone wanted to know ;) Those are pretty cool. I too want to know how you made them
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....
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#7 posted 01-10-2011 11:52 PM
Nice lines and shapes. I’m with the other Jocks…how did you make them?
-- Where did all this sawdust come from?
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#8 posted 01-11-2011 12:35 AM
These are terrific J. I’m curious to hear the technique and finish also… unique and beautifully crafted… love them.
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
#9 posted 01-11-2011 12:36 AM
Double post… sorry.
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#10 posted 01-11-2011 01:18 AM
Make me as another LJ curious on how they were made. Also, that is better pine than I have had an opportunity to work with.
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#11 posted 01-11-2011 02:32 AM
I REALLY like these but my sarcastic sense of humor wants SO bad to say this is a “boobie prize”! LOL! Sorry I couldn’t pass it up!
On a serious note, if I saw them in a store, I’d buy them all!
-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX
#12 posted 01-11-2011 05:52 AM
Thank you for liking the carvings – it means a lot to me. I use a Ryobi reciprocating carver to rough out the piece from 4×4 stock. I carve a lot so I go through these little power carvers at a rate of about one a year. They are wonderful for working with pine, but they have been discontinued for years and are now getting pretty hard to find. The more careful work is done with small carving knives. The pieces are finished with heat-treated Walnut oil and cabinetmakers wax. Thank you again for saying such nice things.
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#13 posted 01-11-2011 08:40 PM
Beautiful sculptures. I am with Mafe…very calming.
-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!
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#14 posted 01-14-2011 10:37 AM
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#15 posted 01-19-2011 09:43 PM
Heck, if these aren’t elegant!
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)
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