Crocodile Corbels

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Project by UltimateCarvercom posted 02-29-2012 09:07 PM 1711 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to show you a project what we did for a customer. I got a request to carve some crocodile corbels. They submitted to us a drawing of what they wanted and now we are just getting ready to send out the 2 crocodile corbels.

The owner of the corbels wants to put them behind his bar in his basement and have them look like they are holding up the shelf of booze. There will be a left and right crocodile. Also notice on the crock facing to the left he has a flat spot in which we installed a metal clip to hang it on the wall. Of course the shelf of booze will be held up with some reverse corbels to hold the weight.

-- Steve Groeneweg, http//

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 09:11 PM

Simply amazing!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 09:22 PM

Great carvings Steve…looks time consuming but creative. Know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
What wood is it carved from?

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 09:28 PM

Greg…. it carved from mahogany.

-- Steve Groeneweg, http//

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 09:30 PM

Nice work, the croc looks happy. Thanks for sharing. Great website too!

-- Doug

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 10:44 PM

That’s a great carving.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 11:21 PM

fantastic carving!!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 11:27 PM

That’s a beautiful carving! I can’t wait to see more of your work.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 12:03 AM

The ultimate corbel so creative and well carved very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-01-2012 02:15 AM

Unbelievable job on those. They look lifelike enough to bite!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 03-01-2012 03:35 AM

that is insane! Amazing job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 03-01-2012 03:50 AM

wow!! i can only imagine the work it took.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#12 posted 03-01-2012 04:48 AM

That is one of the cleanest, nicest carvings I’ve ever seen. Do you power carve to get close to final form, then use hand tools? I can’t think of any other way to reduce a large block of wood into this form. Great work.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#13 posted 03-01-2012 05:02 AM

Very nice carving

-- Norman

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#14 posted 03-01-2012 05:19 AM

Go Gators! Great carvings!!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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

All i can say is wow, but I dont think wow covers how amazing it looks

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