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Project by LittlePaw posted 02-02-2014 04:08 AM 1017 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please forgive my long absence, y’all. Health and other stuff including a carver’s block serious enough to have put me out of commission for quite a while. I hope to be back, but in a somewhat slower pace.
Here’s what I just finished but I’m unsure as to what to do about adding color(s) to my sabots (blanks are imports from Holland). I just added the carving. My wife and granddaughter looked at them and suggested that I should leave them as is. I was thinking of putting a transparent light green on the leaves, but leaving the background as is. What do y’all think? Do they look kinda “unfinished” as they are? I would really appreciate hearing from y’all. Thanx.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 04:23 AM

I’m a fan of natural. I think they look great as they are.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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shipwright

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 04:45 AM

They look great Paul but I’m a bit of a fan of dyes and I think a subtle green dye on the leaves would set them apart a little better without losing any of the natural grain appearance. Just my opinion of course.
Sabot? Do they come with sails? :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Alexander

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 04:45 AM

color, if added to bring out the craftsmanship, would be in order but color should not compete with the craftsmanship.

john

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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mpounders

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 05:06 AM

Great design and carving! I would just use Briwax on them, to darken the shadows.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 05:27 AM

So far subtle color has a slight edge, thanks Mike, Paul, John and Mike . . . appreciate your input.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 06:19 AM

Paul, first of all these are an amazing example of your woodworking skills. To add my two cents, I would go for the light green dye on the leaves and perhaps do something to darken the acorns.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Roman Hrytsak

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 06:29 AM

Lovely work Paul. You just gave me some new ideas for my boot carvings. Thanks for sharing. RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Aka_Cam

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 06:43 AM

I agree with everyone else, a bit of green translucent stain would highlight the leaves and allow the leaves and background weaving to separate themselve visually. You did a wonderful job carving them. Are they sized where they can be worn, just curious?

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Eli Adamit

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#9 posted 02-02-2014 07:15 AM

First of all, be healthy and don’t hurry with your hobby.
Since the color will not cover any wood grains, I think it will be nice to add a subtle green dye on the leaves.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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LeTurbo

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#10 posted 02-02-2014 07:56 AM

Why not do a print-out of the pics, colour the leaves, and put the pics away for a while? Then you’ll be able to compare the two. Otherwise, I think you’ve done lovely job – it certainly adds a different dimension to clogs as I’ve understood them!

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 08:02 AM

Outstanding carving! I hope they are confortable too :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#12 posted 02-02-2014 08:30 AM

Very nice carving! Mines are painted. I Use them almost every day, that’s why they are painted. Yours ? I would leave them unpainted.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Roger

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#13 posted 02-02-2014 10:42 AM

I think they look gr8 just like they are.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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michelletwo

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#14 posted 02-02-2014 11:39 AM

now this is a unique project. Something different here on LJ’s. glad you are better & back sharing.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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steve_in_ohio

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#15 posted 02-02-2014 02:17 PM

Wow, that is an amazing work of art, awesome work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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