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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 10-27-2011 07:43 PM 1411 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hair stick, usually balanced in a woman’s coif, i.e. pony tail, bun, etc. My wood supplier was closing his business so he gave me his scrap wood. This piece of wood came from the rockers of an old rocking chair. Unfortunately I forgot the name of the wood species but will tell you it was hard and brittle – a carver’s curse!! Ipe comes to mind.
I power carved it in less than a day and finished it with wipe-on poly.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!





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Drew

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#1 posted 10-27-2011 09:02 PM

I looks like IPE to me too.
it is a pain to turn as well.

-- If A equals success, then the formula is, A = X + Y + Z, Where X is work, Y is play, And Z is keep your mouth shut." -Albert Einstein.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 09:17 PM

Very nice!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DaveGlx

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 09:35 PM

Good idea, nicely done

-- Dave -

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peteg

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#4 posted 10-27-2011 09:39 PM

you are a very versatile carver Roman, this is nice :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 10-27-2011 09:53 PM

That is really cool!. I have added this to my project list. Can I order a dozen for next Valentines day! If I give my wife a dozen carved wooden roses she may allow me to bring more wood home.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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Roman Hrytsak

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#6 posted 10-27-2011 11:11 PM

Woodbridge, you will never fail with a dozen roses!
Pete, the wood continues to talk to me and I enjoy the conversation! Nice hearing from you. RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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CSlabon

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 09:04 AM

I was just looking at your projects. You have very good ideas and you’re a very good carver. Way to raise the bar and inspire me to carve better.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 10-31-2011 07:43 PM

Nice carving. Congratulations.

-- 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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