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Project by Speednork posted 06-27-2013 12:33 AM 2565 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hired to sculpt these apples from a piece of recovered Sassafras beam from on old local Orchard Store. The nails I used as stems were original nails from the building as well. I was reluctant to take this job to start because I had not really done much carving and sculpting. By the time I was done I really enjoyed making these original pieces. It was a real pleasure. I originally made 8 of these but it looks like everyone related to the orchard owners want these as well.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.





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Woodworkerjay

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 01:37 AM

Awesome carvings. Did you carve them by hand or with power tools?

-- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 02:03 AM

2 cool, and the nails give it a unique look.

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Speednork

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 02:13 AM

I roughed them out on the bandsaw and edge sander then shaped them with rasps and carving tools.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 06:04 AM

Thea look great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 11:49 AM

Wow so cool….what a great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 06-28-2013 05:39 AM

Very neat.

excellent carvings. The nail is way cool!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 10:33 AM

Wow!! Very impressive, lots of work that paid off in making a beautiful project. Awhile back, I made a
bowl full of eggs http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79304 for my mother-in-law, if she sees this, guess what I will be making next??

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 06-28-2013 03:16 PM

Hint…

They’re a LOT easier and faster to make on the lathe. Just sayin’.

These look GREAT! Never thought of using a nail for the stem. I normally turn a tapered stick and carve it slightly before gluing it in.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 09:35 PM

Cool! It looks like the real thing but much prettier with those amazing grains and finish. Love the nails. Excellent work!

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#10 posted 06-29-2013 06:37 PM

Very nice apples, the nail idea was cool also, I can see why additional ones maybe in the works

-- Norman

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#11 posted 07-01-2013 08:21 PM

hi very nice

branch

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Speednork

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#12 posted 07-04-2013 09:28 PM

No Doubt Underdog

Thanks all for the kind words.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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#13 posted 06-01-2015 04:10 PM

Do you sell the carved apples?

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