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Working on this chest top in my spare time for over 2 years. Now to build the chest.
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#1 posted 06-07-2013 09:18 PM
It’s hard to see all the different textures in the picture but what I can see looks like a LOT of chip carving. How big a board is that?
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#2 posted 06-07-2013 09:33 PM
18 1/4” x 33 1/2”
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#3 posted 06-08-2013 02:50 PM
What little I can see of it looks great. A bit of photographic advice though, you might try aiming a light across it at a low angle, then taking a photo. That should create enough highlight/shadow contrast to let us see all your hard work!
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#4 posted 06-08-2013 05:28 PM
Wow nice job. what kind of wood is that, and how did you get the board to stay flat for two years with no finish on it?
#5 posted 06-08-2013 06:44 PM
The wood is Lynn or Basswood, depending on where you’re at. I grain matched, glued, left dry, then hand planed for true before starting the layout and carving. All the cuts were made with a single edge razor blade or a x-acto knife. All cuts are three sided. Thanks for the photo tips. My camera has auto low light flash, which I believe was washing out the details. The last was taken outside and looks much better.
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#6 posted 06-08-2013 10:49 PM
wow, thats awesome, painstaking work for sure. nice, very nice.
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#7 posted 06-09-2013 01:07 PM
Yea, that last photo shows it much better – that is some impressive carving. Great job!
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#8 posted 06-09-2013 05:49 PM
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#9 posted 06-11-2013 03:24 PM
Wow! Amazing work on that! Great intricate carving on those fine details. That would make a gorgeous top. Impressive work!
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