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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2925 days ago 1941 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a collecter of Dickens Department 56 houses.

One day she received an advertising brochure that had a panoramic picture of Dickens houses. I thought it would make an interesting carving.

A friend of mine had worked in Liberia for about 10 years. & had his belongings shipped back on his return. The shipping crate was constructed of Mahogany. He asked me if I could use the wood, & I told him to bring it to me. The boards were 1/2” X 9” wide So I’ve been putting it to use with various projects, & as you can see by this beautiful, & unique carving.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 2921 days ago

I wish I could carve like this. I have been trying to include carving in my furniture work, but I am not talented enough to do what you are able to do.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2720 days ago

I’ve always liked this one Dick! From scrap wood none the less…

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BassBully

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#3 posted 2720 days ago

Good Job. I having carving tools but haven’t attempted to use this for something as good as this.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2720 days ago

Thanks !!
I just added a new image, for a little better look.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2720 days ago

ok.. best yet.
wow… the details!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#6 posted 2720 days ago

Dick, this is a treasure as are the rest of your works. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

I’m curious, how many hours on that piece? I’ve never done any carving other than on a pine board for woodcut prints back in school.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2720 days ago

Thanks everyone
I usually never keep a record of my time, But I estimate on this one could be 40 to 60 hours.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Diane

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#8 posted 2683 days ago

I think this may be your best one yet. Have you even taught anyone how to carve, you seem like you’d be a good teacher since you are so good at it?

Diane

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2682 days ago

Thanks Diane, I taught a few classes shortly after I retired. It was fun, but I never seem to have enough time for the other things I like to do. There’s never a dull moment.
One class I taught how to carve this Hummingbird. It was a 6 hour class of 6 people.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#10 posted 2675 days ago

Dick -

I somehow missed this one. Great work as always! I love your carving – wish I could do the same. My wife and I also collect Dept 56 – it is a bit of an addiction! Again, I greatly admire your work.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2675 days ago

David,
Thank you for your kind comments. You must have spotted this from the shuffle.
I’ve discovered some things I missed myself.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#12 posted 2675 days ago

Dick -

I am using the shuffle feature to my amazement of how much I have missed – such a prolific group! Also, my shop & computer time fluxuates with demands of the wife and regular work! :-)

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2675 days ago

David-
It sounds to me like you’re a normal human being. ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#14 posted 2675 days ago

LOL!
Thanks Dick.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 2675 days ago

Beautifully carved, Dick. Fine job.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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