2nd Floor Study Carvings

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Project by Les Hastings posted 1057 days ago 1597 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well these are the last two for this house, Finally! They are once again out of Quarter Sawn White Oak. They measure 58” long x 1/4” at one end to 5 1/2” at the other. These were re-sawn scrolled out and then applied. All the relief work on the back was done prior to re-appling them.

Taking them up to the house tomorrow.

Thanks for looking! Have fun woodworking!

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

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#1 posted 1057 days ago


Once again your carving is amazing! We hope these will be displayed at eye level where everyone can appreciate all the detail. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1057 days ago

Just beautiful work! The carvings are so intricate and detailed! What a wonderful job you do! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 1057 days ago

Your carving is amazing Les.
Truly magnificent.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 1057 days ago

nice work. Where are you putting them?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 1057 days ago

Les,very nice carving !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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Charles Maxwell

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#6 posted 1057 days ago

Les, I’m always amazed at your fantastic work. Love when you post here! Thanks. Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 1057 days ago

I’m in awe of your carving skills…perfection!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 1056 days ago

I hope you plan on staying in the house for a while. If not, let us know when you sell. Great Job!

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#9 posted 1056 days ago

Your carvings are beautiful, Les. They will really be impressive looking in a home.

-- 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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#10 posted 1056 days ago

Wow, I can never get over how incredibly good you are at carving…you are the master!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 1056 days ago

Thanks everyone!

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

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#12 posted 1055 days ago

Wow! How do you get white oak to take that kind of detail??? I am doing a carved box now a la Peter Follansbee on quartersawn white oak (not green wood) and small details split out a lot. I’m using lot of super gue to stick them back but then again I’m a beginner and you are obvously not.

This is Awesome!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 1055 days ago

Wow!, what skill. Your work is always stunning Les.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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