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First project with carving

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Project by Ron Harper posted 02-26-2013 07:03 PM 1100 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bedside table in cherry. I have been wanting for some time to incorporate some carving into my work. The problem is I don’t know how to carve. I started to learn with the wild rose carved in poplar. Got the instruction over on the Traditional Woodworking site. Not too bad. The poplar is a little more friendly than the cherry, but I think it came out pretty well. Looking for more projects to add a little bit of carving

-- Ron in Kokomo





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jeff

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 07:14 PM

nice table and the carving adds a nice little distinctive touch…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 07:17 PM

Real nice table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 09:22 PM

Nice work. Just keep trying. It’s the only way you’ll achieve your goals.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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dnick

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 04:35 AM

That’s a really good first effort. Like all woodworking skills, the more you do , the better the results.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 03:35 PM

Beautiful and sturdy table! Great carving on the flowers, will be an heirloom piece.

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tenontim

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 04:09 PM

Very nice, especially for a first try. I’ve been wanting to incorporate small carved details into my furniture. I guess I just need to jump in and give it a shot. Thanks for the post.

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