Freestyle carved tray - Camphor Laurel

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Project by wyeth posted 256 days ago 713 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its not quite finished yet but could stay as it is. Camphor Laurel is regarded at an invasive exotic here but makes good treen and furniture. This one was threatening my power lines and had to go so I am putting it to some use and decided to try out some of my power carving tools on a short log. I must say it is a lot more work than turning a bowl but gives a nice chance to follow the wood and you may see the small creature head that popped out at me near the end.A christmas gift for the sister-in-law who is hosting the dinner this year.

-- David Australia

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#1 posted 256 days ago

A beautifully done tote-tray. Love the design. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 256 days ago

I really like the design. Im sure its ALOT more work than most would think, that goes into a creation like this. Im sure your Sister n law will cherish it, and hope the creature is gone by then LOL Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 256 days ago

Nice Work David!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#4 posted 256 days ago

Im loving this. Has it cracked much since you carved it?

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#5 posted 255 days ago

Yes there are some early hairline cracks appearing but as long as it holds together I don’t see it as a problem in this sort of piece ?

-- David Australia

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#6 posted 252 days ago

Cool tray! Interesting wood and like the raw look of the carving. I will be much appreciated.

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