First Carving project, but not last..

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Project by JT23325 posted 07-10-2012 06:50 PM 2094 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started off as an expreiment, but turned out pretty cool. As my first real attempt at carving I think it came out pretty decent. The attempt was inspired by a 3D carved tool chest I had seen on the interent several years ago.

The top is decorated with my interpertation of the Seattle Seahawk Logo, Front is a artful version of the Space needle, and the corner carvings are actually eagle heads but slloed pretty cool. I rimmed the bottom with cresting waves.

This was alot of fun and I have allready started planning my nexy one, though the next attempt is going to be from soft Maple where I hope to get a little better lines. I am planning to made a trip to Woodcraft for a better carving set also.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 08:43 PM

Jeff, looks like you are working in the great naval tradition of scrimshaw here. I like that you worked around the corner of the box with your eagle head. What are you going to do about finish? Keep carving, keep boxing, keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 09:08 PM

That is a great chest

Nice to see the level of detail that you

have put in.

Look forward to your next one. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 10:33 PM

Nice for your first carving keep it up, i agree with katdaddy Swissmade Pfeil carving knifes the but are expensive another alternative are the Flex Knifes they keep a sharp edge and are easy to sharpen. Keep up the good work

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 11:36 PM

I like Flex and been carving along time But get a good Bench knife and one knife that has a thin tip , a good flat palm gouge 1/2” wide and have fun you will like more but this is a good start .

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 12:09 AM

Very nice work. Stay with it.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 01:25 AM

Nice job on this, it’s cool how You made it go around the corner, adds extra depth perseption to the carving, like Your style, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 12:34 PM

Nice box….look forward to more from you…

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#8 posted 07-23-2012 01:42 AM

Jeff, A belated welcome. What a great first project. I really like the corner. Look forward to seeing more.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 04-15-2014 10:05 AM

Nice job

-- Take your time and do it right once.

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