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Project by darryl posted 04-14-2011 01:30 AM 1728 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stone is made of 85 pieces of Pine. The seam of each segment was hand carved. The entire piece was stained black with Minwax ebony stain before the majority of the stain was sanded off the exterior to add contrast to the stained carving detail. I then finished the piece with 4 coats of tung oil. There are about 20 hours of work in this piece.

Stone is approx 6” tall and 6” in diameter.

I’ve included a couple of progress pictures as well.

All comments welcome and appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 01:38 AM

Darryl that is a fantastic piece. Well done my friend.

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 01:49 AM

Another gorgeous piece amigo!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 01:53 AM

Only 20???
I love what you did with this.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 01:56 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 02:00 AM

very cool … one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 04-14-2011 03:34 AM

I really like the effect…. how the stain makes the edges darker and the high spots on the ‘stones’ reflect more light. Original looking… nice work.

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

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#7 posted 04-14-2011 03:53 AM

WOW !!!!! Now that’s too cool !!! You are so creative in your thinking on these.

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

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#8 posted 04-14-2011 06:11 AM

I like this one Darryl, you could be onto a whole new direction with this, I can see all sorts of “off shoots” developing. Maybe call this one Stone # 1 :)))
Lookin forward to where this goes

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 04-14-2011 07:30 AM

It is continuation of your rapid new ideas, I like it very much. And nobody can say otherwise. One thing would make it looks even better if you used some better timber, with more abvious grain. It is my openion, I could be wrong.
Probably it is a rare coincident that I am working on something similar need to look like stone wall.
It will take some time before we can see it in the net.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#10 posted 04-14-2011 01:29 PM

Thank you everyone!
Sam, an opinion can’t be wrong! While my next piece (already been started) is also made of pine, I do plan to start using some hardwoods. I’ve got a stash of mahogany that I would like to try out.

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#11 posted 04-14-2011 01:37 PM

Very nicely done. Great job.

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#12 posted 04-14-2011 02:44 PM

Super Sweetness, Great Job, Darryl.

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#13 posted 04-15-2011 01:57 AM


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#14 posted 06-10-2011 01:16 AM

this is sweet…!

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