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This was a quick weekend project. It took about sixteen hours to carve. Made out of Mahogany, bleached and white washed. I took a dinner napkin laying off a board as a pattern and just went to carving. The napkin was auctioned off to raise money for the local art museum. It was thin enough in places that light would show through. First attempt at a carving like this one, fun project to do!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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airfieldman

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#1 posted 2409 days ago

Wow. I thought this was a post about the table, thinking it was an odd title. Obviously your “napkin” was good enough to fool me, but that might not be too hard.
Nice work!

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2409 days ago

That’s pretty good. Fooled me also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Greg3G

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#3 posted 2409 days ago

Amazing work. I would have thought it would have taken much longer. I hope it does well at the auction, it deserves to be top honors.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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motthunter

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#4 posted 2409 days ago

REALLY COOL!

-- making sawdust....

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ChicoWoodnut

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#5 posted 2409 days ago

That takes linenfold to a new level.

Nice

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2409 days ago

awesome work

welcome to lumberjocks !!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2409 days ago

Are you sure you have the right photo? This looks like a real napkin to me.

This is a really cool project. If this represents your first carving effort you have missed your calling in life.

Keep up the good work and, by all means, continue to enjoy yourself.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rpmurphy509

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#8 posted 2409 days ago

Glad I’m not the only one fooled. Thought it was an ‘artsy’ title for the table.
Excellent work.

-- Still learning everything

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 2409 days ago

Thanks guys!!! Better clear something up, its not my first carving. Just my first attempt at a napkin.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 2409 days ago

I’m gonna have to take your word for it that you are not pulling our collective leg. :-)

If that’s a wood carving, I’m just amazed.

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

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Chris

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#11 posted 2409 days ago

Simply Put “WOW”

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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gizmodyne

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#12 posted 2409 days ago

Very cool

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2409 days ago

I’m with Charlie – if it is a napkin carving – YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! Sure looks like a napkin to me though.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#14 posted 2408 days ago

Amazing!!!

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miles125

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#15 posted 2408 days ago

That is too cool!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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