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My First Sculpture, "Open Heart"

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Project by Michael posted 01-13-2012 10:10 AM 1540 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my wife’s birthday. My first attempt at a sculpture. I’m pleased with the result and more importantly so is my wife!

Wood: Ovangkol (Shedua, Amazique, Amazoue, Mozambique)

Rough cut on a band saw. Removed some material with a Forstner bit on a drill press. Shaped with a file. Hand sanded, a lot. Finished with teak oil.

I didn’t get a picture of the piece of wood before I started, but included a couple of pictures of a similar piece. It was made with a cut-off from a table I’m working on.

-- ~Michael, AnsbachArtisans.com





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#1 posted 01-13-2012 02:25 PM

Very nice. I like it a lot. It always amazes me what’s in a slab of wood.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 05:29 PM

That is a Blue Ribbon piece.
Great job!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 07:09 PM

A great birthday gift ,nice work

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 10:05 PM

Beautiful. It will certainly make her day.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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