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Chest top carving done at last

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Project by bold1 posted 06-07-2013 08:55 PM 845 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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?

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#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

wow…just…wow.

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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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