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hi, thought you guys might like to have a look at some of my work.
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#1 posted 11-12-2011 03:37 PM
Those are beautiful. Your carving is beautiful. Tell us about the materials you used and a little about your process.
-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!
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#2 posted 11-12-2011 04:01 PM
Snow already in Alabama?
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#3 posted 11-12-2011 04:10 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Very consistent details, great finishes.
-- Don, Royersford, PA
#4 posted 11-12-2011 04:54 PM
thanks for your positive comments. i mainly use pine and just wood stain it to a desired colour . pine is inexpensive over here, and as it is a softwood it is easy to work with. first off i cut 2 side pieces on a band saw exactly the same size. then mark the pattern out sort of brick wall fashion. then using a 10mm chisel and a gouge chisel start carving the basket weave effect sanding each piece smooth as i go. it is a very slow process usually 2 weeks from start to finish, doing a few hours at a time per day. the 2 sides are joined together with slats just pined and glued in place. then a few coats of wax to finish.
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#5 posted 11-12-2011 05:05 PM
Great looking baskets and I love the basket weave pattern .
-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos
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#6 posted 11-12-2011 06:20 PM
Great looking carvings. I’d heard the term trugs before but I just thought is was a word made up by the advertising folks; good to know it is a real word :-)
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2
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#7 posted 11-12-2011 06:29 PM
Very nice looking pieces!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#8 posted 11-12-2011 10:06 PM
Those are just so wonderful
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#9 posted 11-12-2011 11:41 PM
great looking piece. How much time it take to create such a nice piece?
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#10 posted 11-13-2011 12:30 AM
thanks again for all you comments, they are a real labour of love it takes me about 2 weeks from start to finish to make one, doing a few hours a day. but well worth all the effort i think.
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#11 posted 11-13-2011 04:21 AM
Moxey I really like your work. Thanks for sharing with us.
Oh and Welcome to Lumberjocks – I think that you will find us a friendly bunch.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#12 posted 11-13-2011 06:46 AM
Welcome to LJ’s you will love this site.Your trugs look wonderful, I bet you dont have many left once the family pinches them from you !
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/
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