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I finally got to post this.

I carved this sign with the 2 cherry chisels I recieved as a gift last year. I know they are not carving chisels, however, I made it with what I had and think it came out pretty good

It had taken me 2 weeks to make and another week to seal and paint. I sealed it with 50/50 mix of tung oil and mineral spirits 2 times on both sides.

And as you can see this is what the neighbor picked out for painting the background color on the Red Ceder.
He also likes and has several horses, so I made one on his sign also. The eye is turned from Ebony

Cheers

Arlin

PS- You can see some things I turned and have not finished yet in the background on the first photo.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 843 days ago

Really great sign, Arlin! They are just going to love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 843 days ago

Thank you Sheila
Yes the wife was susprised to see the large sign and loved the horse head.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 843 days ago

I disagree. That did not turn out “pretty good”. It turned out REALLY good! I couldn’t have done that with a full set of carving knives.And you did it with flat end chisels? I’m impressed. I especially like the horse head. I hope he hangs that under an eve or roof so it will stay as nice as it is now. It bugs me when I make something nice for someone and then they don’t take care of it.

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

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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 843 days ago

Andy

Did you notice it had taken me 3 weeks to do. LOL

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 843 days ago

Really nice job, Arlin!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 843 days ago

Yeah Arlin, Not only are you good, you’re fast!

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

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Porchfish

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#7 posted 843 days ago

You have a very lucky neighbor indeed ! And it doesn’t matter wether you use carving tools, or cabinet tools, or elephant toes, If it ends up looking like this sign, you’ve done well indeed ! I agree with Charlie, and gfadvm !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 843 days ago

That’s what makes having a shop fun. Doing things for friends that are unique and special.

I love the free form lettering! The measured straight perfect letters are okay,but this says hand made craftsman, all over it.

Very cool…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Cozmo35

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#9 posted 843 days ago

Great job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 843 days ago

Thanks guys

I think Andy made it really funny and I laughed all night by saying “you’re fast!” LOL

Arlin

PS – It was a little different putting paint on wood.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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spunwood

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#11 posted 843 days ago

really neat piece. And fun photos. Thanks for posting

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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wild bill franklin

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#12 posted 843 days ago

Nice job Arlin , It looks great!!!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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Martyroc

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#13 posted 843 days ago

Nice Job Arlin, it looks good.

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

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doordude

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#14 posted 841 days ago

great looking project; with limited array of tools. well done.

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Arlin Eastman

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#15 posted 841 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind remarks

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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