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Project by Thor posted 2386 days ago 2508 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this thistle in the same cypress wood as the house siding. It is over the front door. The carving itself is 2 feet wide in a 7 foot board. The other carving is over another doorway. It is also carved in cypress and is of a Midgard serpent. The finish of a water based sealer is not on it yet. I’ll do that when I seal the rest of the house. I think they will show up a great deal better when the finish is on them.

Christina





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2386 days ago

Great looking carving. Lots of detail.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tomcat1066

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#2 posted 2386 days ago

Very nice. Especially the Midgard serpent. Not many people are even familiar with that particular bit of Lore.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2386 days ago

Hi Christina,

These are really nice carvings and add a great deal of character to the house.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2386 days ago

Little details like these really make all the difference. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 2386 days ago

That carving really makes that entry way come to life. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 2386 days ago

Wow, really nice work, how long does it take to carve one of these? These really add lots of character to the home!

-- Bob A in NJ

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2386 days ago

Nice job Christina, suits the decore well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2386 days ago

great posting. carvings are very nice.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 2386 days ago

Great looking carvings, very well done. How long did they take you?

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Thor

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#10 posted 2386 days ago

Thanks for looking, and for the nice comments. The carvings take me from 6 to 10 days each that size. I use all hand mallet size tools, and the rough out looks really rough until I start really cleaning them up for about the last 2 days of carving. The thistle tool longer than the midgard serpent.
I have one more to do over one more door for the house. It is 3 crows. I haven’t had enough time to work on it, because I’m painting all of the walls and ceilings inside the house right now. Soon though.

Thanks again.
Christina

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#11 posted 2272 days ago

carvings are very nice.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1934 days ago

Nice job Thor

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