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Project by RWAARM posted 05-22-2013 02:08 PM 1008 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

CARVED THIS CHESTNUT, ARABIAN HORSES HEAD FOR MY DAD, FOR HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY.

-- RITA, INDIANA-RWAARM@YAHOO.COM





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diggerdelaney

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 03:16 PM

This is absolutely a great piece of carving and painting. I am just starting out in carving(less than a year).
If I can become 1/2 as good as you I will be pleased.
How big is it

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 04:06 PM

Hope you signed this piece of art! I’m sure he loves it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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RWAARM

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 04:37 PM

THANKS, DEREK—IT’S ABOUT 10 INCHES TALL-CARVED FROM BASSWOOD,MOUNTED ON WALNUT. ONE OF THE HARDEST PIECES I’VE EVER DONE. HAVE A HARD TIME MAKING BOTH SIDES MATCH! FLOWERS ARE MUCH EAISER, THEY DON’T HAVE TO MATCH!! STICK WITH IT. A YEAR ISN’T VERY LONG. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU’LL AMAZE YOURSELF.

-- RITA, INDIANA-RWAARM@YAHOO.COM

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RWAARM

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 04:42 PM

YES THOMAS, I SIGNED IT. AND YES, HE DID LOVE IT. HE GAVE IT BACK, BEFORE HE DIED. WE ONCE HAD A HORSE, THAT LOOKED JUST LIKE IT, THAT DAD AND I WERE BOTH VERY FOND OF.

-- RITA, INDIANA-RWAARM@YAHOO.COM

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 04:45 PM

Beautiful! Simply beautiful. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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snowgoer

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 05:39 PM

You captured the contours perfectly. (clearing lump in throat) Thanks for posting it.

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waleedwaheed2013

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#7 posted 05-22-2013 06:07 PM

Very Nice baby horse

-- Waleed Waheed

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SnowyRiver

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#8 posted 05-22-2013 07:13 PM

Great job. Your dad will love having it for sure.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 05-22-2013 07:33 PM

What a great looking piece Rita…I really enjoy looking at your carvings…something I have never been good at

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 05-22-2013 08:06 PM

Wow, simply gorgeous piece of art.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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lightweightladylefty

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#11 posted 05-23-2013 01:42 AM

Rita,

The Arabian is extremely well done. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Hybridwoodwork

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#12 posted 05-23-2013 02:52 AM

Good job, Rita! Don’t stress about making both sides perfectly symaetrical, nature doesn’t!

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

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 05-24-2013 06:16 PM

It looks fantastic and realistic. Your talent in carving is just top notch. Dad will be proud of this gift.

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