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this is #19 in my relief carving studies. This one took a while to do, lots of curves and crannies. It’s in Basswood, finished in gloss laquer, 5 coats with sanding after the first sealing.
-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.
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#1 posted 08-23-2011 10:48 PM
Very nice. Great detail.
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#2 posted 08-23-2011 10:49 PM
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#3 posted 08-23-2011 11:08 PM
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#4 posted 08-24-2011 12:15 AM
Wow that is wonderful, sure wish I could do work like that.
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#5 posted 08-24-2011 12:20 AM
this is so gorgeous! :)
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#6 posted 08-24-2011 12:55 AM
thanks for the encouraging comments. Landog, it’s self study, I just bought a few chisels as i went along and have learned by doing. The carving is in Basswood.
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#7 posted 08-24-2011 07:18 AM
Outstanding work. Especially for being self taught. I would love to be able to carve like this. Perhaps you can do a blog and school allof us interested in carving on how to get started and make it work. Would love to see more of your carving work.
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#8 posted 08-24-2011 09:03 AM
Who would ever have thought that such a fine carving was hiding in thatplain, ordinary looking board. Great job.
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#9 posted 08-24-2011 03:14 PM
-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com
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#10 posted 08-26-2011 10:43 PM
I wish I had your patience for this type of work. I can’t think of any project that wouldn’t be enhanced by some carving like this.
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#11 posted 02-28-2012 04:47 AM
Good work and style!
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#12 posted 04-21-2012 11:51 AM
Another great piece of carving, very nice work.
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