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"CELTIC" CROSS MY HEART.

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Project by bazz135uk posted 03-26-2014 07:33 AM 1326 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

”CROSS MY HEART” Celtic Heart Wall Plaque stands around 10 inch high and 1.5 inch thick made from African Sapele. My first attempt with a chisel ! This was a sort of test piece to see if I could carve something.
Love this timber great to work with and I am pleased with the result. Not altogether finnished yet as it needs a key hole slot routered out on the back and waxing. Thanks for checking out my project.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 08:52 AM

Wow With a chesil? Great job. Love the wood as I recently finished a Bridal Chest for Blondie out of the same wood. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 10:56 AM

very nice, you did an great job for first time using a chisel…looks great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Roger

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 11:52 AM

Super nice work. Ditto what Ken said as well, wow, with a chisel!!

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

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bazz135uk

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 12:54 PM

Thank you for your comments, I do take photos of my projects at every stage for record , but on this occasion plus a second version of this I have lost the photos on my phone as it has give up on me.
So to explain a bit more :- I have manipulated a vector graphics image to create a pattern, then the basic shape was drilled and cut on my scrollsaw, then useing a chisel to cut gouge & shape the weave .
This also sits on a backing board of the same Sapele timber glued with tightbond 3 and sanded to blend it in together. So it may not be a Chisel masterpiece but I feel I learnt a lot by giving it a shot.
The 2nd Version is more advanced larger and made from Birdseye Maple which I will load up later today as Im busy in my shop right now.
Thanks I appreciate all comments good bad or ugly they are all part of the learning curve.
Regards Barry ::

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 01:54 PM

You did a fine job on this.

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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Northwest29

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 02:02 PM

This is a great looking piece, nicely carved. Don’t think I have ever seen a ‘heart’ design like this before. Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 02:42 PM

Very nicely done—looks great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 02:51 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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wiz

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 03:20 PM

Great carving! I love it. Great job!!

<(B^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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BENTWOOD

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 08:07 PM

Beautiful work of art. Love the weave pattern!

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 09:14 PM

Being of Celtic descent myself along with My Welsh wife and three Scottish boys I have to take my preverbial hat off to you.Thanks for this.Alistair

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

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CFrye

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#12 posted 03-27-2014 08:19 AM

Beautiful, Bazz! Great combo of scrolling and carving. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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bazz135uk

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#13 posted 03-31-2014 10:56 AM

I thought I would add an extra photo as I decided to finnish it with a Yacht Varnish to add a high gloss finnish.
This makes it more fluid in the light. Hung up it looked like some strange Portal. Sold in a flash in just 48 hours in the shop window. Looks like more are on the cards. Thanks for all your comments cheers BazzA.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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