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Project by George posted 08-23-2011 10:31 PM 1915 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 10:49 PM

Gorgeous carving.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 11:08 PM


-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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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.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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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.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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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 that
plain, ordinary looking board. Great job.

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#9 posted 08-24-2011 03:14 PM

Great job

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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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.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#12 posted 04-21-2012 11:51 AM

Another great piece of carving, very nice work.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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