Abe Lincoln carving

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Project by Rebel61 posted 01-02-2014 03:28 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved an image of Abe Lincoln in basswood. The carving was given as a wedding present to an admirer of Old Abe. He and his wife enjoyed getting it.
The carving was done in the Rick Harney style. I saw an article about him in Chip Chats magazine a few years ago and he inspired me to create this work. The young guy in the picture is my son in law. I introduced him to woodcarving by letting him help me with Lincoln’s hair. I hope he will take up the hobby one day. It was his friend who received the carving.

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 03:44 PM

Outstanding work. The detail is great. I also like how we can see what one of our finest presidents would look like with a mohawk haircut. Great job.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 04:13 PM

great looking carving.

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 04:50 PM

Wow – that’s a great likeness. You’ve got some real carving skills.

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 04:47 PM

Great carving, looks like the real thing. Like the grains on the wood and the awesome details on the face and hair.

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 04:51 PM

You did a nice job on it. It’s very realistic.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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