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Mark

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1611 days ago

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okay so this is the bench I’m working on…

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and I’m going to be putting a back board on it (cut with a nice design though)...

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what I want your input on is whether or not I should put a hand carving of a mountain or something on the backboard hense I’ve never carved before but i have beginner tools for it. Also my project is still undergo so dont mind if it still looks too square to ya I need to do lots of sanding and routing still. But any input on a carving for the backboard would be appreciated. THX!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust


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hairy

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#1 posted 1611 days ago

I’d say go for it. New challenges are what it’s all about. Get some scraps, play with your design. Make sure your design fits the tools you will do it with.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1611 days ago

go for it, this would be that perfect place to practice new techniques.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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KayBee

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#3 posted 1611 days ago

Do it! Your bench will be totally you. Carve something else you like doing, like hunting. That’ll be even more fun for you while learning.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1611 days ago

The carving would be great. I think the mountain scene would be nice, or maybe some kind of an animal like a moose or deer. Or maybe even some birds…golly…I think it would look great no matter what you choose.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1611 days ago

I agree! What are you waiting for—-gitter done!
Sounds like a fun challenge.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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patron

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#6 posted 1611 days ago

or you could carve your dewalt drills into it (LOL) !

i say go for it too !

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Mark

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#7 posted 1611 days ago

lmao….dewalt…good one patron….i like mountains….or a couple maple leafs…im thinkin…

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grizzman

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#8 posted 1611 days ago

yea..good idea mark…maybe look around the site here to get inspired on a carving…or go by your design in your head..but looking at some others will be helpful…or find a scene you like and go with that…it better to have some kind of guide…i look forward to seeing what you decide on ..have fun….carving is a lot of fun..ive only done a small amount…but know from that that i wish i would have gotten into it earlier..good luck.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mark

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#9 posted 1611 days ago

thx grizz

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#10 posted 1611 days ago

How about a tree. Thats where it all started.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Mark

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#11 posted 1611 days ago

how would you engrave a tree though?

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 1611 days ago

Mark, just an idea. I have no expertise in engraving. Good luck with what ever you decide.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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UnionLabel

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#13 posted 1611 days ago

Maybe a sculpture of a La Batt’s Blue with your goose neck bench light at the top. Artful yet useful!!! LOL

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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grizzman

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#14 posted 1611 days ago

mark..you can draw out a tree, you have to get the juices flowing..a nice large trunk with burls and such..and the limbs…you will have to play with it to get the foliage but just look at other carvings of tree’s…you can do if ya want..what ever you decide..if you can envision it..you can carve it…..DO IT…LOL…...grizz

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Mark

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#15 posted 1611 days ago

I’M DOIN IT IM DOIN IT GAWD!!! lol :P

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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