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Second attempt at hand carving (relief)

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Project by chris1228 posted 07-25-2011 05:01 AM 1398 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Relief carving of roses on a piece of one inch basswood. I have yet to complete the finish on the piece. Once I have it finished, I will install the clockworks. Interestingly enough, I did most of this piece with a flat head screw driver that I filed into a small scoop chisel/carving tool. I didn’t have a small enough carving tool to fit around the petals. Maybe I will post a pic of the chisel I made.

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 05:04 AM

Very nice. What are you going to use to finish it?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 05:29 AM

If this is only your second attempt, I would love to see how much better you would be after your 50th attempt!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 05:31 AM

I think it’s beautiful! It shouldn’t take long to find applications for your new carving skills. Congratuations!

Bill

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chris1228

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 05:44 AM

Thanks guys for the vote of confidence. WayneC – I actually haven’t decided yet. Suggestions anyone??

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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#5 posted 07-25-2011 05:48 AM

I’m a new carver as well, which is why I was wondering…..

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 07-25-2011 07:15 AM

Im not a carving guy but for a second attempt this looks great!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 07-25-2011 01:36 PM

Chris, IMHO that is very good work for a beginning woodcarver. Even a lot of people who have been carving for a while don’t do as well as you have. Good work.

-- 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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#8 posted 07-25-2011 08:39 PM

Terrific work! If this is just your second attempt, you may well have found your calling! The details are clear and well defined; the pattern is interesting and captivating.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Rustic

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#9 posted 07-26-2011 01:55 AM

Nice job I wish I was that good on my second

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

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#10 posted 07-26-2011 02:27 AM

Looking Good, Carving can be very addicting. I would like to see that tool that you made. That sounds very interesting. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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chris1228

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#11 posted 07-26-2011 04:11 AM

I appreciate all of the positive comments. I do enjoy the carving. I also like building furniture. I will post some of the furniture projects that I have done.

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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KoryK

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#12 posted 07-26-2011 04:44 AM

I have done some carving years ago and I am not sure everyone is getting the point on this. You MADE your on carving tool to create this piece. This looks awsome no matter what tool you used and if you made it I am ten times more impressed. Outstanding job, keep it up.

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

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chris1228

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#13 posted 07-26-2011 04:49 PM

Thank you KoryK. I am going to find the tool that I made for this and post a photo of it for those of you who are interested in seeing it. It was nothing fancy, but it worked for me.

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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#14 posted 07-28-2011 05:02 AM

Chris your off to a great start. Carving is a wonderful art with so many avenues to follow. Welcome to LJ’S and keep on being ever so creative. Have fun!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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