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Project by szczyglic posted 11-15-2011 06:43 PM 1660 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pics shows how I do that things. This particular one is not installed jet , still in my shop ready for delivery to my client. I hope to get some photos after installation when I would share it with you. Above Mantel I made of selected alder wood and stained to dark brown and finished with danish oil.
Thank you for looking.

-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 06:50 PM

I like this work !


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#2 posted 11-15-2011 06:59 PM

WOW. Did you hand carve this? How long did this take? It is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 07:43 PM

Excellent carving . Best wishes .

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 08:45 PM

Very Cool

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 10:00 PM


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#6 posted 11-15-2011 10:39 PM

These are very nice and nicely done.

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 12:21 AM

Wow! Impressive work….

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#8 posted 11-16-2011 01:27 AM

Great job . Love any carving on anything. If I can add to your mantel or next one. Alway use a dye stain or heavy body stain on alder. It will even out the color and blend the different grain patterns in. Alder is so poreous is soaks up stain and finish but a good wood to work with. Good Luck

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 02:10 AM

Beautiful work! Of the three you have posted, this one is my favorite.

Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 06:05 AM

Wow, gorgeous work!!

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 07:32 AM

Thank you all for kind comments.

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#12 posted 11-16-2011 07:02 PM

That is stunning.
I wish one day to get to the point that I could even contemplate adding this kind of carving to some pieces.
I work of patience I am sure!

Could you by any chance give us a few good resources (net, book or otherwise) where one could learn how to get started with this kind of carving?

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#13 posted 11-17-2011 02:33 AM

Very nice!

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#14 posted 11-17-2011 08:24 AM

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.


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#15 posted 11-19-2011 07:24 PM

awesome work Bud ! one of my favorites

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