Little Giraffes

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Project by tyskkvinna posted 07-20-2012 11:47 PM 2119 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I worked on a new design this past week—something a bit different! :) I’ve had a few requests for some more light-hearted, kid-responsive designs.. which are not really my thing.. so this is kind of a middle ground.

Since it is a new design, I was pretty excited and I made two. I thought I would show off a little of the CNC magic that happens once you put effort into a design. And how each piece is still quite different, and has its own charm.

The red piece is part of a block of bloodwood, and is about three inches wide. I kept the block fairly thick.. I like how it sits up on its own.

The brown piece is a piece of worm-eaten oak that I milled myself from a log I found on the side of the road a couple of years ago. I filled it in with epoxy (and some glitter) and it is now quite stable. It is almost 4 inches wide.

I LOVE the contrast between the two woods – a fine exotic and a reclaimed worm-eaten local piece.. They will be sold separately.

I spent a fair portion of the day carving a big one (10 inches wide, 23 inches tall) out of another piece of oak that was locally milled. It’s not done yet, though, so you don’t get to see it yet. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 11:51 PM

Lis… I just bought a new chisel :)
Guess how much it cost me for that SINGLE chisel?

-- My terrible signature...

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 12:41 AM

nice work up on these. They are beautiful.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 01:14 AM

great design. both carvings look cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 01:21 AM

Those are a few nice hunk-a-hunk-a woods. Looks like the CNC is doin it’s thing. Really nice.

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

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#5 posted 07-21-2012 02:34 PM

Hey Liz,
Beautiful. I just love this kind of CNC work. Using the machine and your imagination for something that is not mass produced, but yet kind of repeatable.

Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 07-21-2012 11:13 PM

Great giraffes!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 04:31 AM

thanks all. Though you may get a kick out of seeing a design repeated. It took quite a while to get this one set up.. I carved a big one today (22” tall, 10” wide) out of a plank of oak and it turned out great.. Each one looks quite different thanks to the nature of wood.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 05:02 PM

Wow, those are beautiful, I really like the darker one.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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