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Another something found at my MIL’s house after her move to the old folks home. Nothing very exciting about the basket, except for the pattern which I designed myself and I also cut it in my scroll saw. I really am using this project to showcase some carving done by my wife’s Uncle and given to my MIL as a gift by him. It was done not too long after he started carving. I like it a lot and I wanted to share it with you.

I suggested to my MIL that she give the carving back to my wife’s uncle, but she doesn’t want to do that, so I guess It’s home with us to stay.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 885 days ago

Those are some very nice carvings. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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

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#2 posted 885 days ago

both good projects
and both well done

thanks for shareing

i just found a cake in the fridge
i made yesterday
so now buddy wants to share too

he’s not much of a mexican dog

‘whats yours is mine
whats mine is ONLY mine”

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 885 days ago

wow, what a talent! Maybe I could carve. Most of my intended straight lines are curved…

But really, well done.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#4 posted 885 days ago

Very fine scroll work and the carving is fab…

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

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#5 posted 885 days ago

All very impressive !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#6 posted 885 days ago

some very nice scrollin, and carvin ta boot. wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 885 days ago

Both are very nice and great looking pattern on the basket. I really like the thermometer.

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#8 posted 885 days ago

This is very nice Mike, a definite A++ on the scroll work/ carving. You did a great job on these, the carving is exquisite, thanks for sharing it with us. Nice design too.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#9 posted 885 days ago

Those look great. You both seemed to have a bit of natural talent!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 885 days ago

Both pieces are nice but I really like the scrolled basket as I’m a scroller too. What impresses me the most about the basket is that you designed it! I can’t draw to save my life, have a hard time drawing a straight line with a ruler! ha ha All I got to say to people that can draw like that and make patterns is WOW! I can design plans but not patterns, kudos to you!

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#11 posted 885 days ago

Lovely work Stefang. I like them both. Thanks for sharing.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 885 days ago

Both are beautiful, the carving came out great, but the scroll saw work is awesome, nice job.

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

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#13 posted 885 days ago

Mike I do like the flow and evenness in your pattern. the carving shows talent as well. Nice

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#14 posted 885 days ago

Thanks everybody for the positive comments. My wife’s uncle was a builder. Before retirement he was the best builder in our area. He and his brother worked together for many years. He is a man with real woodworking skills and talent, which is what he does these days as a hobby. I would try to get him on LJ, but he doesn’t speak any English.

I really want to get back to scroll sawing and try some marquetry. I would like to develop my scroll sawing skills as a fall-back hobby for when I get too feeble to stay on my feet a lot. These days it is always great for me to be able to sit while working. I’m highly skilled at sitting! I realize of course that the old saying is so true “Man plans, God laughs”, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared just in case.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

#15 posted 884 days ago

Will have to show Laura this she enjoys all scroll saw work Nice job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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