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Project by KnotCurser posted 148 days ago 649 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was created as a Valentine’s Day gift for my lovely wife.

Being my first attempt at any kind of carving, I think I made every step of the way much more difficult than I could have.

I used Poplar, which I found out later is quite difficult to carve with hand tools.

I used bench chisels and not carving tools. I didn’t own any carving tools, so I made do.

This guy took a lot of effort, but my wife loved it and that’s what matters in the end!

It’s around 16 inches high and started out as 3/4” stock.

Finished with some tinted wax I made for this purpose.

By the way, I now have some really good carving burrs for my Dremel that makes this work a breeze! ;-)

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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kiefer

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#1 posted 148 days ago

I bet your wife is happy with this as a valentine gift ,very fitting .
Very nice but now that you have made a knot you wont be cursing them anymore .LOL
May the Easter bunny will bring some nice carving knifes .

-- Kiefer 松

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Jim Sellers

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#2 posted 148 days ago

Cool. Nice effect with the head and tail.

-- J.C.Sellers

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 148 days ago

Nice one!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 148 days ago

Just cut away everything that doesn’t look like a Celtic Cat. No prob. :)
Great job !!! Wonderful gift !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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moment

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#5 posted 148 days ago

damKool ! great gift !

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Rick

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#6 posted 147 days ago

Very Nice indeed Bob! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 147 days ago

very cool! A great first carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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scrollingmom

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#8 posted 147 days ago

I too think it is a great carving. The cat looks great. Your wife is very lucky I love getting homemade gifts from my family.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 147 days ago

Nice and neat. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Roger

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#10 posted 147 days ago

Celtic-Cool!

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

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stefang

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#11 posted 139 days ago

Very nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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