Carved "Harley"

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Project by Snycerz posted 11-04-2013 05:05 PM 2229 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there. This is my first presentation of project, so if i made any mistake in it – just say so ;)
The project is about carved logo of Harley Davidson.
From beginnig, what we need:
- wood (i prefer oak wood, it’s hard so i can make more precision cuts i have sharp edges of letters)
- chisels
- project in 1:1 scale
Making of:
- plane the wood
- copy the project to wood
- start carving :)
When all project is carved, it’s time to paint it. I’m using water paints for wood. First, all material is covered in paint, when it’s dry, i use a sandpaper to take off paint from some of spaces to have the contrast on it. Next i use a wax for furnitures. That’s all. The project is 100cm long and 40cm hieight.


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#1 posted 11-04-2013 05:10 PM

Nicely done! Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 05:34 PM

very nice! Thanks for sharing the step by step.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 07:39 PM

Very nice carving!
How long did it take you to carve?

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 07:55 PM

First logo of Harley Davidson i was making about one year ago, and it took me 2 weeks. Now, this project took me 2 days + time for planing, waxing, etc. Practice is a great “thing” ;)


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#5 posted 11-04-2013 09:23 PM

That is an awesome carving!!!
How did you transfer the lines from your picture to the wood?

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 09:26 PM

The simplest way it can be done ;) I just cover all project from back side with pencil 6b, then with pen ride on the lines in picture. The graphite from pencil stays on the wood.


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#7 posted 11-04-2013 10:00 PM

Well done!

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#8 posted 11-04-2013 10:04 PM

Very nice carving. The lettering turned out great. Tahnks.

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#9 posted 11-04-2013 10:26 PM

Super cool! Very nice carving.

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#10 posted 11-05-2013 03:49 AM

Good job. Of all your carvings you’ve posted, this one I like the best.

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#11 posted 11-05-2013 07:13 AM


-- mike...............

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#12 posted 11-05-2013 10:10 AM

No mistake found. Perfect work!

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#13 posted 11-05-2013 03:55 PM

Looks awesome! Very nice.

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#14 posted 11-05-2013 11:54 PM

wow is right, yopu have a real talent we hope to see more of these. very, very nice,

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#15 posted 11-07-2013 02:38 AM

Now you have one more to make. This would look great in my garage. Great job.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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