What a find! My first woodworking project ever!

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Project by Brad posted 09-15-2008 04:57 AM 2303 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So i was rummaging through some items deep in a storage closet and found my first woodworking project ever! It was a carved duck that was my first woodshop project my freshman year of high school. I remember I got an A then but I’d say since the neck isn’t perfectly square I’d give myself a B now.

-- Brad --

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#1 posted 09-15-2008 05:09 AM

It looks like an A to me.

Very nice.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 09-15-2008 05:20 AM

Cool carved duck! Thanks for showing it. What type of wood?

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 09-15-2008 01:58 PM

Hey Brad;

If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, A+

Great find.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 09-15-2008 03:12 PM

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 09-15-2008 03:37 PM

You have an A from me.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 09-15-2008 04:04 PM

nicely done and finished with a full gloss well done .I can see much more from you in the future regardsAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 09-15-2008 04:49 PM

It’s an A. If my original 9th grade project shows up I think the best thing would be to bang it apart and put it in the reclaimed wood pile.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 09-15-2008 05:19 PM

Can’t say that I have ever seen a duck with a square neck anyway. Once and ‘A’, always an ‘A’.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#9 posted 09-15-2008 06:14 PM

I’d give it an A. Looks good—you should display it, not keep it in a closet.

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#10 posted 09-15-2008 06:22 PM

It looks like an A to me. Wow great work!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#11 posted 09-15-2008 06:55 PM

Hey Brad,

Never judge a past project by your current skill level! You will make yourself crazy because nothing you did in the past will ever measure up. Take the “A” and enjoy the accomplishment. AAAAAFLACK! Sorry wrong duck.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#12 posted 09-15-2008 08:46 PM

Thanks for the uplifting comments! I’ll have to dig around and see if I can find carving #2 which was a bear. I actually have a nice smiley scar on my thumb when the carbide dremmel bit ran off the bear and into my thumb. I got nice distance on the blood spray on that one!

-- Brad --

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#13 posted 09-16-2008 02:38 AM

I wish I was this talented at carving !!!! What is the wood species ? How big is the duck ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 09-17-2008 04:07 AM

actually I’m not sure what kind of wood it is… bass wood maybe? It was a high school shop in which at least 150+ ducks were made in all the 6 classes so I’m guessing it is some type of inexpensive wood.

-- Brad --

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#15 posted 12-16-2009 12:14 AM

Well I’m teaching physics this semester, and I don’t think any of my students could present me with such a nice duck! A+ to you Brad.

-- SteveL

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