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Project by Dan Katz posted 1273 days ago 3009 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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tpires

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#1 posted 1273 days ago

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

-- Tony, South west Missouri

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1273 days ago

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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shipwright

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#3 posted 1273 days ago

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. http://prmdesigns.com/

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 1273 days ago

Dan,

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.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

Gorgeous work. Thank you for posting it.

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

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levan

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#6 posted 1273 days ago

Very impressive work Dan

-- Lynn "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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Spoontaneous

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#7 posted 1273 days ago

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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spunwood

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#8 posted 1273 days ago

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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Heidi Neely

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#9 posted 1273 days ago

These are just incredible! Beautiful work :)

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

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MayflowerDescendant

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#10 posted 1273 days ago

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

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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isetegija

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#11 posted 1273 days ago

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

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#12 posted 1273 days ago

Very impressive & very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 1273 days ago

Very nice carving! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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BarbS

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#14 posted 1267 days ago

Beautiful doors! Looking forward to seeing more…

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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