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Judas betrays Jesus - carving in mesquite

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Project by lawrence posted 01-31-2012 06:44 AM 2372 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all- this is my first post here on the “projects” for lumberjocks, though I’ve certainly admired the work you all have posted in the past and enjoyed seeing your work. I know I have posted this on other forums and hope it is OK to post it here (I’m kind of proud of it)

This is a 10×10 carving of the betrayal of Jesus done in mesquite. The piece is 1 inch thick and the carving is 3/4 deep at its deepest. The finish is oil poly followed by 1# shellac – while the shellac is wet I hand massage in light brown briwax and then let it dry. After it is dry I buff the entire thing with a buffing wheel and then coat it in an oil poly mix. After this is dry I buff it again with the wheel, leaving a non-reflective glow.

The carving was done on my carvewright CNC

Thanks for looking,
Lawrence





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#1 posted 01-31-2012 06:57 AM

Wonderful carving Lawrence a great job.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 07:01 AM

Awesome work Lawrence.

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 01:22 PM

Amazing carving work.

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 05:48 PM

Heck of a first project to post it’s Beautiful!!!!

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 05:50 PM

Lawrence, what a wonderful carving. It’s beautifully done.

helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 12:04 AM

Fantastic. Such an excellent carving but I think it is the finish that brings it to life. The dark deposits give it shadow and depth. Just wonderful to behold. I’d love to see it in real life.

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 01:06 AM

Nice work Lawrence!

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