My roots are my anchor

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To me an anchor enchants me with many thoughts. Sometimes, very similar to they way a tree does. It reminds me of strength, life, journey, blessings, and dependance. I have always wanted to make one and decided that black walnut was a nice choice of wood. It’s darkness reminds me of the depth of the seas, it’s scarceness may represent the value of treasures and its leathery look, the wind worn faces of pirates.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 08:47 PM

Very nice. I really like it ;-)

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 11:25 PM

Great carving job. How big is the anchor and how long is the chain?

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 12:01 AM

Thx. The anchor is about 6”x8” and the chain about 4’ long. 1.5” links

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 07:19 AM

Awsome project!Chain looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-04-2014 03:40 PM

Excellent work on that awesome anchor and chain. Impressive carving and gorgeous walnut.

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