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Project by EyeOfTheJen posted 01-03-2012 06:27 PM 1207 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I uploaded these in reverse..lol oh well.
I recently had major reconstructive surgery that took me out of the shop. After two weeks bedridden I was
GOING NUTS to do something in the shop. Couldn’t stand in front of the lathe and the table saw was just too much to handle. I wanted to do something a little more ambitious but saw this sketch on the web and thought it looked like a fun, fairly easy project to warm up on..
Didn’t have any basswood so it is out of poplar. Not my best work but I was under the influence of some heavy duty narcotics.. Now that I think about it, my family should have known better than give me sharp objects! :)

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 06:37 PM

This carving looks good to me ,I hope your recovery is complete and your back in the shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 08:27 PM

Very cool! Could i ask where on the web you found this as I might want to try this on my CNC!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 08:34 PM

Way to go…..hope you have a fast recovery, but till then keep up you neat work

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 09:20 PM

I like it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 09:47 PM

WOW— Woodworking, Woodturning and Woodcarving. You are very talented.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 10:27 PM

Beautiful Jen!! Glad you are back in your shop. :)

-- Taking Turns

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 11:15 PM

Thanks everyone, I am back in the shop and at the lathe again. Will be a while before I am back on my motorcycle though :(
Spanky- I am sorry but I do not remember where I found the sketch. I can send you a file of it if you would like.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#8 posted 01-04-2012 12:53 AM

wow! I thought that was me fer a minute

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 01-04-2012 12:55 AM

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery, like the carving

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 01-04-2012 01:35 AM

very nice work,best wishes for a fast recovery, know what you mean about the motorcycle, had a bad fall and it ended my riding days, took up woodworking…. shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 04:45 PM

I think your family did know better about those sharp objects they gave you, and the projects you make
prove it. Know what you mean about the motorcycle, I had to give it up because my reactions are no
longer fast enough to ride it like I want to. Isn’t cruise control when the throttle locks wide open on long
straight roads? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 01-04-2012 05:46 PM

it looks really nice, Jen. I hope you get healed up real quick so you can do some more nice projects real soon.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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#13 posted 01-04-2012 06:23 PM

The carving says it all jen. Well put…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 03:33 AM

Glad to hear you’re back in your shop. I know exactly how you must have felt as I too had surgery on both knees some years back. It was no fun and they still hurt. I wish you speedy and total recovery soon, Jen.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 01-12-2012 04:08 AM

It’s only when you CAN”T go in the shop that you realize how much you miss it. That’s a pretty good carving, Can I get some of those drugs?

-- Have a great day.

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