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David McCoy

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04-12-2011 03:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sculpture oak and walnut carving tool carving arts and crafts

I made this from a log I found in my pile of fire wood. Part of the log was eaten by insects, so I cut away the good part and started to remove all the soft wood. After that’s done, I took a Dremel and polished the surface. I made a base for it and finished it with tung oil.

-- Dave McCoy


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-12-2011 07:13 PM

A nice piece of art and you did a fine job of bringing out the beauty of what nature prepared.

-- 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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#2 posted 04-12-2011 07:16 PM

Very nice!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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learnin2do

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#3 posted 04-12-2011 07:23 PM

I can’t imagine how long that took. There are beautiful wood things all over my yard and woods; i think all the time how i would like to just clean them the way they are and display them for what and how beautiful they are, but i never take the time.
-those insect houses are hard and difficult too! -and sometimes smell funny. I think i have been having a terrible reaction while cutting through them in my latest project -that or some spalting matter!
I am glad that you took the time to do it! Looking at yours makes me happy enough!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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HerbC

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#4 posted 04-12-2011 08:27 PM

Nice!

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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