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Forum topic by Dark_Lightning posted 08-21-2016 04:03 PM 420 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2016 04:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carving

Here is a Grape Leaf Man I carved last year. This is from Lora S. Irish’s book “Relief Carving Wood Spirits”. Made from tupelo (I was new and didn’t realize that tupelo is better for machine carving) and coated with linseed oil. 9” tall. Next time I make another, it’ll be bigger.

-- Random Orbital Nailer


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#1 posted 08-21-2016 05:06 PM

Looks good. Nice to find another fan of Lora’s designs.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 06:35 PM

Thanks! I also have one of some acorns from her relief carving book. Going to paint it before I post it.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 06:39 PM

That’s really neat.

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#4 posted 08-21-2016 06:44 PM

Thanks!

As a side note, I’m trying to add it to my gallery, but don’t seem to be able to find out how to do that. I’ve done it before, but I don’t see what I’m missing, this time. Anybody?

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 08-21-2016 07:53 PM

He looks very wise!
Nice carving project which I cannot do at all!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 09:26 PM

Thanks! You can do it, if you end up interested. I’d only ever whittled a neckerchief slide (woggle, if you are in the UK) with an X-Acto knife before this. This particular pattern has many pages of directions to read through and follow.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 12:53 AM

To add your Grape Leaf Man as one of your projects, click on ”My LumberJocks” at the top right of the LumberJocks page that you are on . . .

Select ”My Home” from that list to go to your home page, and you will see a selection ”Add new project” in the top left area.

Follow this link, and it will step you through how to get your project posted. Of course you will need to have your photos prepared in advance, and saved on your hard drive where you can easily access them during this process.
Hope this helps.
Be glad to see more of your work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 02:26 AM

Nice carving man! Good stuff.

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 02:50 AM

Duplicate.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 08-22-2016 02:51 AM

To add your Grape Leaf Man as one of your projects, click on ”My LumberJocks” at the top right of the LumberJocks page that you are on . . .

Select ”My Home” from that list to go to your home page, and you will see a selection ”Add new project” in the top left area.

Follow this link, and it will step you through how to get your project posted. Of course you will need to have your photos prepared in advance, and saved on your hard drive where you can easily access them during this process.
Hope this helps.
Be glad to see more of your work.

- Druid

Doh! I just realized that I did not post it this way, but just as a project. I’ll see what I can do, without having it posted twice. I’ll also figure how to not make people break their necks looking at the pics.

- Dark_Lightning


-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 08-22-2016 02:54 AM



Nice carving man! Good stuff.

- Nikki


Thanks! Now that I have a decent camera, I’ll be posting more projects. I’ve been here almost 7 years and have 3 projects posted, because of crappy pics.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 09:47 PM

Hi Dark Lightning
Bruce

Nice piece done in tupelo, I know how you feel when trying cut it with a knife,crumbles like stale bread, I carved a Mini Bald Eagle in tupelo, I used a micro plane to do the shaping worked real well, keep the pics coming

-- NSBruce

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#13 posted 08-24-2016 10:03 PM

Thanks! I had to make curved shearing cuts with the grain (if that makes sense) as opposed to cutting cross grain in the tupelo. Not fun. I gave the rest of the wood to a guy who does power carving, since I doubt I’ll do that anytime soon.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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