hand carved wooden trugs, from England.

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Project by moxey posted 11-12-2011 03:08 PM 1755 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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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.

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#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 .


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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 :-)

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#7 posted 11-12-2011 06:29 PM

Very nice looking pieces!

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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.

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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,

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