Horse head carving

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Project by kevinruiz posted 336 days ago 735 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Horse head carved from Basswood. Mounted on a scrap piece of padauk and maple. I used hand tools and sandpaper. Finished with shelac.

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#1 posted 336 days ago

Nice work Kevin.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 336 days ago

You have some serious talent in carving my friend, very very nice.
thanks for sharing, and keep on carving.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 336 days ago

great looking carving. It looks great. I especially like the detail in the mane. I also like the way you have mounted it with the two offset contrasting boards. It all adds up to a very nice carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 336 days ago

Nice Job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 335 days ago

Looks great and awesome much better than my first carving of a bird that looked like a blob of poop.

-- Tim, Sydney Australia,,

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#6 posted 335 days ago

That’s really nice, good job!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#7 posted 335 days ago

It looks great. How long did it take to make?

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#8 posted 334 days ago

It started out as the head for a rocking horse I was going to build for my newborn. I threw in the towel after about 2 weeks of not being happy with how the body was coming out. The head took about 5 hours of work

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#9 posted 334 days ago

This is a real nice carving. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#10 posted 330 days ago

Cool carving! Like the details on the face and the mane of the horse and the base as well. Superb work!

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#11 posted 50 days ago

Sweet my wife would love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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