Rhino in Red Oak

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This carving is 11”x16”. It was carved out of a board of Red Oak. This piece is one of my first completed carvings. I believe I colored it using oil paints diluted with boiled linseed oil. I finnished it with a Deft clear gloss spray.


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#1 posted 03-30-2008 01:12 AM

It looks like he could jump out of the carving. Nice work. How long did it take?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 01:20 AM


Thanks for your comments. And to be honest I don’t remember how long it took to finish this piece, I carved it some time ago. But if I were to guess it probably did not take more than a few days.



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#3 posted 03-30-2008 01:26 AM

Very nice work. Can you post a photo from the side. I’d like to get an idea of the depth of the carving etc.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 01:29 AM

Very nice work. I agree with Dan. Don’t be shy about showcasing your work. You have three slots to play with. Go for it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 03:17 AM

Very cool, I always thought it would be fun to carve faces into our projects, but I have never carved before. Maybe I will stick to sanding and finishing


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#6 posted 03-30-2008 03:28 AM

Ken, a Very Nice Carving, I like how you have the detail wrap around outside of the Frame…..your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 07:07 AM

Nice looking carving. I wish I could carve.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 11:03 AM

That is a wonderful carving. How hard is red oak to carve?

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 03:42 PM

Good work.The rhino looks very briskly.

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 03:55 PM

This has to be one of the nicest relief carvings I’ve ever seen. Way cool.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 03-31-2008 11:34 PM

Thanks for all kind words.

Dan & Scott,
I’ll post a picture of a side view a soon as I can. The board is 3/4 inch thick to give you a rough idea of the depth.



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#12 posted 03-01-2009 04:36 AM

My son’s nickname is Rhino… (Ryan is his real name) I would love to be able to create something this nice for him. Simply amazing, you are truly talented.

-- San Diego, CA

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#13 posted 03-01-2009 09:02 AM

Thank you interpim.


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