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Project by gwadam1 posted 04-05-2011 05:51 AM 2383 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plaque I did using another one of Wayne Bartons’ designs. It’s 9×12 basswood. The finish is Minwax oil based poly.

-- "Freedom isn't free!"





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nancyn

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 06:08 AM

Very nice work, looks very hard. How long did it take to finish?

-- Nancy, Indiana

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 06:13 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I believe it took me about 8 to 10 hours for the carving. The finish is two coats of poly and I let it cure a full day for each coast and I used a very fine (gray) scotch pad after each coat. so about 4 days total.

-- "Freedom isn't free!"

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 06:42 AM

Very well done.
Looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 11:46 AM

The smooth flow of the lines is impressive! I always think of chip carving as geometric, so it’s a pleasant surprise when I see a piece like this. Very nice!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 02:45 PM

Sweet! Wayne would be proud.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 07:42 PM

Very Nice.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 08:24 PM

Beautiful!
You do nice work.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 04-06-2011 12:25 AM

Beautifully carved.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-06-2011 05:54 AM

Nice work. Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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