Pierced Wood Carving

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Project by Dan Katz posted 03-06-2011 04:12 AM 3708 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two doors were carved from 5/4 soft maple and measure 20×32”.
The design is based on a photograph of a pair of old Torah Ark Doors from a Synagouge
in Poland which was destroyed by fire some time in the 1700’s. My wife created
a drawing from the photo. All the sawing was done with a coping saw.

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 04:32 AM

Dan, very nice clean work, looks like it might of took some time. Good job. Tony

-- Tony, South west Missouri

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#2 posted 03-06-2011 04:53 AM

Very impressive carving. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 05:04 AM

Nice work. Lots of care and patience. It was worth it.

Thanks Dan

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 05:25 AM


Those doors are absolutely gorgeous! Your carving is really outstanding. It must have taken a lot of time to cut the menorah and flowers with a coping saw.

Welcome to LJs and thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 03-06-2011 05:31 AM

Gorgeous work. Thank you for posting it.

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

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#6 posted 03-06-2011 05:52 AM

Very impressive work Dan

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#7 posted 03-06-2011 06:35 AM

I’m impressed! Welcome to the site…. and I’d love to see more of your classy work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 03-06-2011 06:40 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks Dan. TN is getting quite a a bunch of woodworkers. Mazel Tov.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#9 posted 03-06-2011 08:05 AM

These are just incredible! Beautiful work :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 03-06-2011 08:20 AM

WOW! That’s impressive. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 09:04 AM

Most excellent carving skills.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 04:47 PM

Very impressive & very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 03-06-2011 06:01 PM

Very nice carving! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 03-12-2011 06:15 AM

Beautiful doors! Looking forward to seeing more…


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