A Hairpin Turn

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Project by Skelatile posted 375 days ago 819 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first 3 dimensional free form carving. Ive done some relief carving in the past but nothing quite like this. This project definitely pushed my limits in terms of visualizing and executing a form. Im still surprised something like this came out of my head. Made this for a friend I used to work with. She really liked it :)

Made from a scrap piece of mahogany from a previous project. I turned the bulk of the material away on the lathe and then it was just a couple of carving knives and sand paper. The finish is poly. Thoughts and comments are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Eli Adamit

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#1 posted 375 days ago

Very nice. According to my opinion, The most attractive view is the up-right photo or the middle-left photo. i would put one of them as the main and the zoom photo – as the third.
on the other hand, I can understand why you choose this one as the main: you put the focus on the most difficult part to carve, and you did it very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#2 posted 375 days ago

Very nice, I like!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 375 days ago

That is cool.I like how uniform the twist is. It looks like a twisted piece of square stock!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 375 days ago

You’ve got the skills.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#5 posted 374 days ago

That is a wonderful looking piece, a great carving and a very imaginative design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 372 days ago

Wow! Awesome carving, it’s a perfect twist with a pretty tail. Impressive work!

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