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Project by mungletroll posted 08-30-2013 07:08 AM 1577 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife needed to attend one of those Speed Awareness Courses, yes, she had been naughty in her car. The course was to take place about 2 hours from home so we decided to make a day of it. I would drive her there and then find somewhere to have a coffee or wander somewhere and wait for her. I had other ideas and tucked a few bits of wood and my portable carving kit (about 3 knives and 4 small palm gouges).

I found a quiet layby in the country and sat down with my coffee and this is the result. It’s carved from a piece of 50mm square Oak and took about 2.5 hours.

I had a great time and luckily my wife loved the results.

-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 11:31 AM

Love this Carving works really well Looks great well done ::

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#2 posted 08-30-2013 04:36 PM

Very nice carving! All of your carvings are outstanding, but this has a certain quality I really like.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 05:00 PM

Really cool. I want to try my hand at carving like this and you’re giving me lots of inspiration.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 08-30-2013 11:35 PM

Great job, mungle! Takes a really sharp knife to do that in oak. I wonder if it would be cheating if I tried it in basswood….hmmm…....

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#5 posted 08-31-2013 07:01 AM

Hey Farmerdude, Basswood, or rather Lime as I know it would work really well for this carving, I just prefer the finish you get from a harder wood like Oak. Lime is quicker and easier to carve though. Also I think you’d need just as sharp a knife for basswood as for oak, otherwise you don’t get such a nice finish.

-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?

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#6 posted 08-31-2013 11:22 PM

I agree Mungle, you can’t get a smooth cut with a dull knife, and a rough cut doesn’t take finish very well. Keep the chips flying!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#7 posted 11-02-2013 03:47 PM

Love those corner carvings.Still do a lot of them myself….

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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