unfinished westie

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Project by davidc posted 04-21-2011 05:10 AM 2077 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This simple project turned out to be very emotional for the person receiving it. I planned to give this to the owner of a westie about a month before I actually gave it to him. The dog died the next day after he received it. Just proves that a gift can really do wonders

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 05:33 AM

Nice work and good sediment .

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 03:25 PM

Very nice. My daughter and her three kids have a Westie and that is one great dog. Good work and I am sure that your friend really enjoy it. What kind of wood did you use?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 07:30 PM

I used aspen and walnut.Ebenizing the walnut for the eyes and nose. The ears I used box elder

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 12:13 AM

Looks awesome! My wife and I have a 3 year old westie and my grandma has a 10 year old one. Any chance you can pass a copy of the plans?

-- Patrick, Tonawanda, NY

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#5 posted 04-23-2011 01:25 AM

Plans or pattern is available from Kathy Wise site. She does wonders with dog patterns

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 06:39 PM

Nice work. Great detailing. What wood did you use for the face and how did you keep it so WHITE?

I have a friend who has two westies and have been meaning to supriser her, using this pattern, but want to be sure I use a white wood without staining, if possible.

-- Jack Labor - Elmwood Intarsia - Artistry In Wood

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 02:31 AM

I guess I have to answer with a point that many did not catch. I called it UNFINISHED WESTIE. That should have given it away. The picture was taken before a finish was put on it. I use spray laquer on my projects. If you put no more than 2 coats of finish on it , it should remain fairly white. I’ve been told that holly is the whitest of the woods, but I’ve not been able to find it for purchase. Until then I stick to aspen.

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