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Second attempt at hand carving (relief)

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Project by chris1228 posted 1093 days ago 1348 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 1093 days ago

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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Bearpie

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#2 posted 1093 days ago

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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Bill729

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#3 posted 1093 days ago

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 1093 days ago

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

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1093 days ago

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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Michael Parrish

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#6 posted 1093 days ago

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

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1093 days ago

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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Skylark53

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#8 posted 1093 days ago

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 1093 days ago

Nice job I wish I was that good on my second

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 1093 days ago

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 1092 days ago

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 1092 days ago

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 1092 days ago

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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MichaelA

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#14 posted 1090 days ago

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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