Irish Cross Carving - Box Lid??

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This is a carving of an Irish Cross that I carved on my CarveWright, unfortunately not by my hand. I really like the look of it., The board is about 8” x 4” and I’m not sure what I will do with it – possibly a box lid or front. There is no finish applied to it yet, just as it came off the machine.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 02:57 AM

Wow- is that ever gorgeous. Carving it by hand would have been nearly impossible. That came out great. I’d like to see the background darker than the main knot- so that it would stand out better.
That CarveWright is some super machine. Tell us more about it.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 03:14 AM

very well done Cajun-BUD. Amazing what has happened in technology the last 10 years or so.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 05:18 AM

It’s absolutely amazing what technology can do for us if we apply it in our own way and give a idea,like this beautiful cross , with our input to create .
Many will frown at a carving machine but in the end it is no different then any other tool to work wood , like a chisel or plane , we use our mind and hands to create with either and sometimes many tools old and new to accomplish the task.
Very nice cross and I don’t think it needs to be anything but what you have created and sitting on display in a special spot !


-- Kiefer

#4 posted 11-15-2011 06:58 PM

That is beautiful !


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#5 posted 11-15-2011 07:42 PM

Nicely done. Machine work has it’s place, along with hand work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 11:19 PM

It looks very nice, Bill.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 11:40 PM

Nicely done Bill. I agree with Donna a dark background would make the knot dance on the surface. How about laminating two pieces of wood, one dark one light, together than carving away the top layer to get the effect you want? You taking orders? Don

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