2nd Floor Study Carvings

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Project by Les Hastings posted 09-29-2011 01:55 AM 1732 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 09-29-2011 02:04 AM


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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#2 posted 09-29-2011 02:19 AM

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 09-29-2011 02:25 AM

Your carving is amazing Les.
Truly magnificent.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 02:41 AM

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 09-29-2011 03:38 AM

Les,very nice carving !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 04:12 AM

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 09-29-2011 05:04 AM

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

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

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 01:52 PM

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 09-29-2011 01:59 PM

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 09-29-2011 09:47 PM

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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#11 posted 09-29-2011 11:56 PM

Thanks everyone!

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

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#12 posted 09-30-2011 04:37 PM

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 10-01-2011 04:59 AM

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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