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Bog Oak Greyhound Carving

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Project by Davoak posted 08-06-2012 06:50 PM 1249 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first personalised carving i sold. It is carved from a solid piece of Bog Oak. It meaures 23” x 11.5”. I added the vest by removing two strips of the bog oak and inlaying strips of white oak veneer. The number is cut from a piece of mahogany veneer and fixed in place with super glue. The engraving above the dog is white oak inlay and I carved the letters to reveal the dark wood underneath. I decided to emboss around the dog to make it stand out more once the piece had been finished. I did this with a piece of 10mm steel bar that i cut with a hacksaw in a cross pattern. The whole piece was then brushed with two coats of sanding sealer and the flat uncarved timber got two coats of briwax





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 08-06-2012 11:07 PM

very nice carver. I”m just starting to carve so I appreciate your series of photos.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 01:50 AM

Very nice. I love bog oak and greyhounds.

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

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 09:20 AM

What a great job! I can why it sold great work!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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LittlePaw

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#4 posted 08-19-2012 04:30 AM

Nicely done, indeed!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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