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Project by Roger posted 07-16-2006 08:13 AM 4082 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had purchased anew carving tool for my angle grinder and thought I would just try something real quick to try the tool out. Well it didn’t turn out to be quick as none of the other things have eitherand it is still not finished due to I don’t have a purpose for it. But it did take some interesting pictures maybe someone has an idea for finishing it? One of the hardest things to deal with was the contrasting hardness between the grain (I hate Redwood for carving).





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harvey

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#1 posted 07-20-2006 03:42 AM

Exquisite!

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Roger

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#2 posted 07-20-2006 10:24 AM

Thanks Harvey

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TonyWard

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#3 posted 07-21-2006 05:10 AM

Nice work, an addition to the inspiration category!

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superbabe621

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#4 posted 07-24-2006 07:58 AM

As far as I’m concerned, it’s finished. And it is most delicate and sophisticated in nature. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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caocian

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#5 posted 07-25-2006 10:27 PM

Roger,

Once again, your work knocks me out. I can’t tell the scale of it—what are the dimensions?

Thanks for posting this beautiful piece of art.

Dennis

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#6 posted 08-12-2006 11:50 PM

could you please tell me what tool could you put on a angle grinder for carving?
beautiful piece of work

-- andy

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Roger

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#7 posted 08-16-2006 03:59 AM

Thanks everyone! caocian the size is roughly 12”-14” tall.
Andy the tool I was refering to is a tungsten carbide structured tooth dish. Mfg. names of Kutzall or Typhoon, they do a great job of rapid removal and creating dust.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 08-24-2006 10:55 PM

I think its beautiful. It would make a nice lamp base.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 10-28-2006 07:18 PM

Leave it as is. It’s beautiful, so simple, yet intricate. Great photography. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-07-2007 04:44 PM

I love it, it is done in my book. What I love about it is it brings up the question of how did he do that right away and the fact that it makes the wood look like it can bend and flow. Is this made with one piece of wood, it seems too perfect to be so but maybe it is?

Diane

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#11 posted 04-07-2007 10:58 PM

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#12 posted 04-08-2007 04:24 AM

Thanks Debbie and Diane! And to answer your question Diane yes it was carved from one solid piece of Redwood.

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#13 posted 04-14-2007 06:10 AM

This is super cool work.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#14 posted 07-02-2007 09:26 PM

I’m glad this one came around in shuffle. Really interesting. If you continue to chase the spiral, does the wood between the spirals just carve away?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 07-02-2007 11:54 PM

Nice to see you post some more of your work, Roger. It’s a very interesting carving.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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