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Project by toolboxdiva posted 04-09-2011 09:11 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pine seems to be the most prolific in the scrap bin. So this is made from pine.

A simple process – photocopy a picture- enlarge or shrink to size, and make sure there are 2 copies,
one is for reference when carving and shaping the details and dimension, the other to stick on the scrap of wood and cut around as a template.

This one is a little crude in the details, but for a first attempt, I am happy with it, and so was the recipient.

I tried to give the illusion of using different woods by masking off areas and using different stains – not the easiest trick in the book – but with patience it can be done, and is a heck of a lot cheaper than keeping a stock of exotic fancy woods on hand. (wish I could afford THAT ha ha)

-- Toolboxdiva





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douglbe

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 01:19 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

You may think it is crude, it looks real nice to me. Nice work.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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toolboxdiva

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 04:42 AM

awww, thank you Doug, the lady I gave it to for her birthday had tears in her eyes when I gave it to her. That is always the best appreciation I think. When I said ‘crude’ I guess I was thinking how much smoother I had been able to make details look by the time I did my faux intarsia fox – it’s all one piece, but hopefully looks like it could be made from more.

-- Toolboxdiva

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#3 posted 04-10-2011 05:53 AM

I second Doug’s thoughts

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 04-10-2011 09:28 AM

Beautiful work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Raymond

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 10:11 PM

Very nice job on that. I did the same one. It was a great little project with all kinds of challenges. Wonderful job, and welcome

-- Ray

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KoryK

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 05:17 AM

Very nice job, you did an outstanding job on this. Welcome and hope to see more of your projects.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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Roger

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#7 posted 04-14-2011 03:09 PM

very nice project. intarsia, and carving at its best.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 01-13-2012 03:31 PM

Beautiful…. thanks for sharing…

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#9 posted 01-13-2012 03:40 PM

It’s a nice carving. Congratulations.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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