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Project by stefang posted 03-18-2012 09:22 PM 1837 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 03-18-2012 09:43 PM

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 03-18-2012 09:43 PM

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 03-18-2012 09:48 PM

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 03-18-2012 10:00 PM

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 03-18-2012 10:06 PM

All very impressive !

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

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 10:38 PM

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

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

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 10:54 PM

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

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 10:57 PM

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 03-18-2012 10:58 PM

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

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 03-18-2012 11:23 PM

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 03-19-2012 12:06 AM

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 03-19-2012 12:57 AM

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 03-19-2012 01:30 AM

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 03-19-2012 09:59 AM

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 03-19-2012 08:44 PM

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

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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